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  • #234874
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

     Annie’s clutch cable snapped on the way to the repair shop, so I asked them to replace it. They tell me that the ordered the oem cable for a 1970 VW Beetle (which should be correct) but when it arrived it was about a foot too long.

    Any idea why this should be the case or what I should do now?Cry
    #257521
    Royal
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    @royal

    They have the correct cable – which will be too long.  Your TDr front seat is not in the same location as on a “bug”.  It and the controls were moved back about a foot therefore the cable is a foot too long. They can easily take up the slack at the clutch arm on the side of the transaxle.  

         If they could not figure out how to do this, you might want to get another repair shop to do your work.  
    #257522
    Richard Shear
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    @gbidick

    You can loop the cable and double clamp it to make it the correct length or cut it and double clamp it to splice it back together. Small U Clamp’s.
    Allow for some adjustment at the clutch arm. The clamps should be between the cable tube and the clutch arm.gbidick2013-08-29 08:16:15

    #257523
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Thanks guys. I had been telling them that the frame had not been shorterned. Didn’t even think about the pedals being movedLOL

    I called and they had just worked it out themselves by looking at the snapped version which was looped and clamped (Duh).
    #257524
    Royal
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    @royal

    Good deal.  That’s the way all of our (VW) clutch cables are rigged.  

    #257525
    Dale Schumacher
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    @schu

    Not mine – full length on Fiberfab – bars from standard location to the new set.

    #257526
    sreynolds
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    @sreynolds

    Mine too.

    #257527
    Royal
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    @royal

    Of course you are correct.  I forgot that some of the kits used pedal extenders.  

    #257528
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Wow, another reason that Annie is not a Fiberfab!

    She seems to be one but with too many differences which are now:

    Shorter windshield

    TD badges on Steering wheel and radiator

    5 gal gas tank

    Nifty compartment under hood

    Plain dashboard.

    Clutch cable needs to be shorterned.

    She doesn’t seem to fall into any of the other major manufacturers. So I either have a hybrid or a muttSmile
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