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by slowcoach
Yesterday, 08:46
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

what2do wrote: Yesterday, 08:28 That's kind of you, despite me looking for a new one I'd like to accept yours as I am currently without any barrel at all which renders the van less secure than usual!

no problem- once ive received and fixed it, ill get in touch. presumeably any barrel is better than no barrel !
by slowcoach
Yesterday, 07:59
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

Slowcoach has a late handle whereas the photo of the new handle is an early.  Lates are currently unavailable, earlies will fit a late door but don't feel as smooth when locking. I'm currently looking for just a barrel (late), does anyone know if these are available to purchase? Stesaw is sending m...
by slowcoach
26 Oct 2020, 09:29
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

Aidan wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 08:54 picture shows late handle early door

thanks ;)

11 years and still suprises.  the lock mech only stopped working about 2 years ago, so i guess its compatible- although, this does explain why about 10 years ago i sawed off a few mm from the hook on the end to stop it rubbing the paint :roll:
by slowcoach
26 Oct 2020, 08:16
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

hmm! perhaps i have a late handle in an early door... given the extra length handle i could fit in there. can anyone confirm ?

if so, an early one would be better for me..
by slowcoach
26 Oct 2020, 08:08
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

You've got me doubting now! I'm pretty sure it's an early door at least. The van is a crossover year and has a few mixed parts on it. My handle is approx 17.5cm long. I rekeyed it a few years ago, so got pretty familiar with all of them. Think I needed new cab door lock barrels. If it's the right ha...
by slowcoach
25 Oct 2020, 21:27
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

I got a spare one of these (ordered by mistake) I will have a look https://i.imgur.com/nB2udVR.jpg https://i.imgur.com/n1ZlGyS.jpg same as yours by the looks of it, maybe its the door internals that are iffy Interesting.. missed your post before I wrote my second. I still think mine is goosed, it l...
by slowcoach
25 Oct 2020, 21:04
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Slider lock action

Hmm case solved. I can operate the lock mech with my finger fine. There's significant wear on the locking tab and end of the key barrel now I've removed it from the handle, so I think suspicions about it not coming out far enough were correct. New lock time I suppose 😟 Will re-key it once I've repla...
by slowcoach
25 Oct 2020, 20:12
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Slider lock action
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Slider lock action

Hi, Does anyone happen to know how far the locking tab should slide out of the lock barrel to activate the lock? (Early handle) With a turn of the key, the tab slides out approx 5mm, and doesn't lock or unlock the door. Time I finally sorted this out! If I pull the tab out manually, there's about an...
by slowcoach
22 Oct 2020, 09:25
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Radius rod bushes
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Radius rod bushes

Is the conclusion then the outer nut be tightened until it bottoms out onto the sleeve? For those of us who don't have trust worthy torque wrenches..
by slowcoach
30 Sep 2020, 18:37
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Sliding door grab handle mod
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Sliding door grab handle mod

Hi, Thanks for posting this.  The lack of a proper VW handle has bugged me, we have a couple of brass handles fitted by the previous owner. https://i.imgur.com/IlD5jc5.jpg Is the handle that is fitted the same as the A pillar handle? Regards Pete Sorry, yes same handle as a pillar, different spacer...
by slowcoach
29 Sep 2020, 21:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting new brake discs
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Fitting new brake discs



NathanW wrote: guessing there’s a problem with it as the Speedo needle flickers a bit on speeds up to 30mph, wasn’t sure if that was the discs causing it.

Nope, that's a 'feature' of the van, letting you know you're on the right side of the law [emoji6] they all do it as far as I can gather..

by slowcoach
29 Sep 2020, 21:33
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Radius rod bushes
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Radius rod bushes

I've done this recently, quite a few threads about the work involved with 'radius rod' in the title. Different for early and late rods, each with pros and cons for labour Go for the powerflex ones as said [emoji4] Doesn't matter if the holes in the chassis aren't perfect since the powerflex sleeve h...
by slowcoach
24 Sep 2020, 19:04
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Inspection hatch detail
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Inspection hatch detail

Yes, there's something as you've described on mine. I'll try a photo tomorrow [emoji846]
by slowcoach
04 Sep 2020, 14:25
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: speedo and odometer stopped. Where to look first?
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: speedo and odometer stopped. Where to look first?

Ahhh the bouncing needle.. just enjoy the endearing design deficiency with the rest of us [emoji4]