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jimmytwowheels
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: sunroof cables! help! Reply with quote

Hey there! I have an '87 syncro sunroof I'm restoring, and I just pulled the sunroof. Both cables are busted on the cast ends. Question is, are these the same as bay sunroof cables? They look like it in the pics, but wondering if the lengths are the same?
Any help would be most appreciated!
PN's are 241 877 305 and 253 877 305 for the bay and vanagon respectively. So close...
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: sunroof cables! help! Reply with quote

I just went through this and no, they are not the same.

I bought a set of what I thought were vanagon sunroof cables from bus depot a few years ago (6/29/11) and kept them in their package for a few years. When I needed them sure enough- they were for a bay window bus and were useless to me. Looking over the invoice- it says 254 877 305 PR

These are not vanagon sunroof cables.
Last year I had to order a real set, from France.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: sunroof cables! help! Reply with quote

Any chance you have that contact info?!
Thank you for your input.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: sunroof cables! help! Reply with quote

BusDepot can make those kind of gaffs unless you really drill it home with them the difference.

But call Ron Salmon, owner of BusDepot, and he should be able to get or already has what you need.

My sunroof vanagon is an '87 too.
And I also bought some cables long ago from him but still in storage.
For all I know they may be Bay cables Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: sunroof cables! help! Reply with quote

I've resigned myself to fabricating my own, after modeling each left and right in CAD. I'll machine them from billet aluminum. The trick will be carefully removing the cable ends, and then re-attaching new ones once the guides are installed...
More to follow...
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