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Old December 31st 2012, 21:50
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Question Plastic steering column cover

Noticed a posting on eBay stating 77-80 rabbit steering column plastic cover fits beetles from 75- up.
Anyone know if this is true?
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Old January 2nd 2013, 11:34
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Here's the link for the cover

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180989178839...84.m1497.l2648
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Old January 7th 2013, 07:41
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I'd be surprised if it did fit, it would interfere with the 73 on Super Beetle dash
its a lot longer than a stock Beetle one which are also one piece, not in 2 like that one.

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Old January 9th 2013, 17:57
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You were right. Very close to fitting, but not a neat and clean look. Back to searching for a shroud! Not been very lucky with this though. Thanks for the intermittent wiper info too.
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Old January 10th 2013, 02:00
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All good.
I'm wondering if they are too thin to be made in fibreglass?

You can fit the older solid metal 72-73 housings fairly easily too.
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Old January 10th 2013, 12:24
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Nope, very good quality, OEM parts. The lock cylinder is the main thing that will not let it fit properly. The switches are alot smaller too causing a big hole around them. Think I found the correct one on Samba, should get it in a few days.
Could not upload picts, so heres a Flickr page. Should be the last 3 or 4 picts. http://www.flickr.com/photos/2708836...7624083186672/
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