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      78rabbit1.5LGP & 82rabbitpickup1.6DGC
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      got mine replaced today

      removing the push nut on the tube was the hardest part! it really didnt want to give up


      mine apparently broke all the way back to the flat metal of the steering column itself
      irrelevant...


      my solution at home depot for $3 was:


      1inch to 1/2inch reducing washer X2


      1/2inch chase nipple


      1/2inch lock washer (i have dozens in my bag)


      thats it

      also it fits perfectly into that recess on the firewall


      if you wanted a little stronger material than 2x reducing washers
      you can cut this:

      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Steel-City-1-Gang-Blank-3-1-2-in-Octagon-Box-Cover-24C6-25R/202515995

      its a 3-1/2 octagon box cover with 1/2inch knockout



      also the side facing into the engine bay
      if you use something with more height it reduces the slack on the clutch cable
      similar to oem would be about 1/8th inch from the firewall metal itself
       
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      '81 Trek 614, '95 Ranger
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      12,379 Posts
      got mine replaced today

      removing the push nut on the tube was the hardest part! it really didnt want to give up


      mine apparently broke all the way back to the flat metal of the steering column itself
      irrelevant...


      my solution at home depot for $3 was:


      1inch to 1/2inch reducing washer X2


      1/2inch chase nipple


      1/2inch lock washer (i have dozens in my bag)


      thats it

      also it fits perfectly into that recess on the firewall


      if you wanted a little stronger material than 2x reducing washers
      you can cut this:

      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Steel-City-1-Gang-Blank-3-1-2-in-Octagon-Box-Cover-24C6-25R/202515995

      its a 3-1/2 octagon box cover with 1/2inch knockout



      also the side facing into the engine bay
      if you use something with more height it reduces the slack on the clutch cable
      similar to oem would be about 1/8th inch from the firewall metal itself
      I pretty much like this! :thumbup:
      Your parts appear selected by an electrician, mine by a plumber.

      Can you post a pic of the completed assembly?






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