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73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:33:51 AM »
Hey everybody,  I am the NEW proud owner of a 73 transporter. When we got it it has torn up front seats and NO bench seat in the back.  I am looking for the bench in the back.  Any help is appreciated.  thanks 
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 05:56:53 PM »
Your best option is your local VW wrecking yard or VW shop.
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 04:42:42 AM »
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 04:07:05 AM »
 :041: Thanks everybody,  I have found a place pretty close to the house that will hopefully be able to take care of all my bus needs.  Getting really excited with the way everything is coming together.  Do have one question and I know it is almost impossible to diagnosis without seeing the bus.  But here is the question, when i start the bus, lots of play in the shifter, it appears that i have it in gear, when i let out on the clutch it starts to grind.  I would think that if the clutch was bad it would grind when i try and put it in gear.  When I look at the cable it appears that it has been tighten down as far as it can go.  So I am think it is the cable and it just needs replacing.  Any other ideas for me to check? Thanks
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 07:21:48 AM »
You could probably use a new clutch cable but the problem is more likely a worn-out or broken coupler between the transmission & shifter rod.
Check this thread.
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 08:00:42 AM »
Thanks, wasn't sure what the shift coupler was so I looked it up on line.  When I first got the bus i crawled under it and found that the coupler had lost the 8mm set screw.  Got that and hooked it back up.  Had my son move the shifter and the linkage seems to be moving in and out of gear.  Originally i thought wow put in the set screw and BAM i am in business.  So, I am waiting on the cable and then will see what happens after that.
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 09:23:50 AM »
This thread might shed some more light on refurbishing the shift mechanism.
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Re: 73 type 2 transporter - Rear bench seat / Shifter Linkage.
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 10:31:38 AM »
Thanks, I am going to start playing as soon as I get home.
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