[T3] type3-vwtype3.org Digest, Vol 56, Issue 4

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Mon May 4 07:12:45 PDT 2015

On 4 May 2015 at 13:41, Doug Brashear wrote:

> You're right, my car didn't originally have any type of
> tapped/threaded screw holes, but there may have been plain holes.
> Though it was a long time ago I believe I used sheet metal screws like
> those used for grounding to the frame or generally holding lighter
> loads to the body. With two screws for each latch I never had a
> problem with the window's force pulling the screws from their holes.
> That said, I do need to shim in the latches a bit to pull a bit harder
> on the windows, as they're not suite seating against the seal as well
> as I'd like them to. 

I think most of the popout latches were secured with special chrome 
plated sheet metal screws, although the early ones may have been 
machine screws into weld nuts.

> Took the car on the highway for the first time this past weekend and
> it handles and runs very well. I hope to have the front-end aligned in
> the next few days and then I'll fine tune the steering wheel mounting
> (it's a different wheel that I bought back when I received the
> insurance settlement from the accident, so the alignment marks from
> the stock steering wheel didn't translate over). 

To set the steering wheel, note that there is a small ring on the 
shaft just above the steering box that marks the center of travel. I 
believe VW started installing this in '71. I THINK you need to turn 
the steering shaft until the gap in that ring points straight up, and 
then install the steering wheel with the spokes horizontal. Check me 
on this: The details are in the Bentley.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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