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    Posted: 18 July 2016 at 2:56pm
Hi,

So after 18 years seems i have roped myself back into messing about with beetles.

I got a project L reg beetle that needs a steering wheel before i can arrange transportation back to my place.

long story short, I have tried a padded wheel and on my last visit up tried a 2 spoke steering wheel but not fitting. Taken some pics last time.

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It was only when driving back home that I started thinking that its the column that may be too far back rather than a different wheel that is needed.

Anyone can confirm from the pics that its the column rather that another version of steering wheel?


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Looks to me like the column is a bit far back in the housing, if you can get a wheel on enough to get a nut on the threads you may be able to give it a good hard pull and move it out a bit further.

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Thanks for the reply Ben,

Was only the other week I got the change to take a look at it again.  Turned out it was the column tube itself that had been secured to far up.

Loosened the bolts and a few brute force attempts it finally moved.

Got the steering wheel on and without thinking locked the steeling wheel.  

I got no keys! 


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