Transmission Pics VW/Non-VW used in bugs, vans, etc.

Discuss VW transaxles and transmissions. Gearheads wanted!

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Wally
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Post by Wally » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:22 pm

I have some pics of a 412, 915 and G50 pics. Last two also opened up for if anyone is interested in these?
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Post by 4bkila » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:19 pm

anyone fitted or seen a renault zf four speed in a manx/baja i'm wanting to do the swap but would like more informed opinions about what's required etc[/img]

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Post by ttriebler » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:21 pm

Subaru 5MT gearbox fitted into type 1 VW pan. Subaru gearbox fitted with reversed ring and pinion to allow fitting in rear engined cars.
More info at http://www.subarugears.com

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Standard OEM gears vs reversed gears

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Relief on opposite side housing to clear ring gear bolts

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Box in type 1 pan with EJ20 engine block

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Shifter location, just to the right of original VW shifter

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Upside down, showing clearances and engine height increase vs VW box

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Mount mock up. Decent triangulated engine mount needs to be made

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Close-up of gearbox mount, sandwiched between 2 x poly suspension mounts
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Re: Transmission Pics VW/Non-VW used in bugs, vans, etc.

Post by Flatfourfool » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:31 am

any one have info of 091 into 70 ghia? can it be done without cuting or welding?

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Post by matberry » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:03 am

4bkila wrote:anyone fitted or seen a renault zf four speed in a manx/baja i'm wanting to do the swap but would like more informed opinions about what's required etc[/img]

Better late than never.

The tranny I'm using is a ZF 4 DS-18 (Renault truck 4 speed that aparently started life in the BMW M1). Gear ratios are a bit short even with 31" rubber. It fits without cutting torsions, and a kombi bell housing adapted relatively easily by making an adapter plate.
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Post by boxertje » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:10 am

ok, more Renault. UN1 transmission(renault 25 V6)Transporter bell house with aluminium adapter. Beetle main drive shaft with steel adapter bushing.

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Post by jabcok20 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:06 am

boxertje hej do you have more photo with renault boxes in vw beetle? what about rear suspension?

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:03 pm

Thanks Henry. I must have been going too fast and missed it.

Lee

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