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GRIZDOG

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Registered: 03/21/05
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I was going to replace my shift rod bushing the other night, but I had to stop before I even got started.  Supposedly there is an access panel in the frame head that allows the shift rod to protrude out the front of the vehicle to get it out of the bushing, but I couldn't find it.

 

Does anyone know where this access panel is?  I've read the article on how to replace the shift rod bushing and even looked it up in the Haynes manual, but I have only seen pics on how to find it in the standard Beetles.

 

How do I remove the shift rod from the bushing if this access panel doesn't exist on a Super?

 

Please help!  I really want to get this thing fixed asap, but I can't get started until I know how to get the shift rod out of the way to insert the new bushing.

 

Thanks for your help.


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Cobey

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Reply with quote  #2 
It's there. I puzzled over it too.  Looking for the picture I took when I was under there.  It isn't a painfully obvious thing. 


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dan71

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Registered: 06/12/04
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Reply with quote  #3 

On a Super Beetle, if you want to remove the shift rod, you must remove the frame head extension which has two bolts in the center and one at each end. The bushing can be replaced without removing the rod out of the tunnel. Disconnect the shift rod at the transmission and slide it rearward while moving the bushing forward. That's the way I did it on my 71 Super.

GRIZDOG

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Cobey, if you can find that pic, that would be wicked helpful.

 

Dan, I think I know what part you are speaking of.  I saw the two bolts in the center and initially thought they were for the panel that I expected to find there.  Still, if you have some kind of pic or link to an illustration, that would be very helpful.


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Cobey

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Reply with quote  #5 
No problem.  Still looking.  I can take another on my 72.  There is something like 8 bolts (a couple 13mm and a couple 10mm) that need to be removed.  Later model were a bit different IIRC.

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GRIZDOG

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Reply with quote  #6 

A pic from you 72 would be perfect, as that is what I am driving!

 

Thanks.


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YELLRHD

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Reply with quote  #7 

The plate under the seat is oval shaped with one sheet metal screw front center it is right up against where the body and pan bolt together.

I'm not sure what the frame head extension is as when I did mine yesterday I nly had to remove the plate with two bolts right behind the front apron.

The rod did not even get that far though.

One thing to remember dont drop any thing in the holes itll be a PIA to get it back out I dropped my new bushing and it took mee an hour to fish it out


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