I know i know, ugly welds lol, and for once i wasn’t the welder so i don’t really care, they are ugly but have good p*********n with a good hot bead. one of the problems with converting an #autosticktomanual
beetle, is the regular 4 speed irs transaxle is 5/8 of an inch shorter than the original autostick transaxle, the front and rear mounts, axles, clutch cable, and electrical connections line up perfectly, but the hockey-stick shift coupler mount is just short enough to cause some problems. so, removing the set-screw collar from the new shift coupler, and welding it to the old collar of the older, beefier cage, i got the shift rod length extended properly and have a nice skookum coupler cage! #carrestoration #autosticktomanual #volkeswagen #aircooled #vwbeetlelovers #shiftcoupler #12volt #shoptalk #4speed #shift
when the shifting eventually gets loose again (the rubber vibration bushing in all vw couplers wear out) i will replace just the rubber instead of the whole coupler assembly, and there! it almost sounds like i know what i’m talking about.