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If anyone has a vwms shifter and would be willing to take some measurements for me I'd like to build one in my machining class. The only really critical dimentions would be from the centerline of the pivot points to the mounting surface or hole location for the ball studs. I might even be able to document the build up with all the various setups if anybody's interested.
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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (jetta88a2)

I'm interested as well. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (Malone)

There is a picture right there. Thats where I got my dimensions!! My shifter came out fine
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (bahnblitz)

What cables are you using? I just dont want to build it and find out it wont work because the arms arent long enough or something like that. I have to make a blue print before my teacher will approve it anyway so I figured I'd try to find the right dimentions


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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (jetta88a2)

mine is rod change mk1 style no cables this one uses vwms cables
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (bahnblitz)

dimensions can be taken from stock shifter
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (bahnblitz)

I was under the impression that the distance from the pivot points to where the cables attach would be longer on the the vwms shifter to reduce shift throw. Hmmm, I'll just make it adjustable. I'll post pics up as I go.
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (jetta88a2)

I'm picking up a VWMS shifter in a few weeks, and then a friend of mine with a cnc machine is going to make a few copies. I'll supply all the dimensions for you if you'd like, and will also offer a copy of the unit for a price. I'm shooting for half the price of the real thing. we'll see what happens. I'll make a feeler post after the first shifter is made.
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (1.8t rabbit)

Sounds good man. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Do you plan to use the vwms cables? I ordered a set from bildon but here is a copy of the email I recieved from them.
VWR has gone through a major restructuring and now parts are getting hard to get.
I've already had an inquiry in about these parts.  I should know tomorrow about availability.
 
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That was on jan 27th... I still havent heard back.
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (jetta88a2)

Quote, originally posted by jetta88a2 »
Sounds good man. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Do you plan to use the vwms cables? I ordered a set from bildon but here is a copy of the email I recieved from them.
VWR has gone through a major restructuring and now parts are getting hard to get.
I've already had an inquiry in about these parts.  I should know tomorrow about availability.
 
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Bill Sulouff - Bildon Motorsport
Volkswagen Racing Equipment
http://www.Bildon.com
That was on jan 27th... I still havent heard back.


I was planning on using vwms cables, but if they're no longer avaliable, i will have some custom made for our application.Hopefully i don't have to make customs cables
 

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Re: Dimentions needed!!!! vw motorsport shifter. (1.8t rabbit)

here's a couple pics i took a few years ago .. should have measured it when i had the chance

post specs up here if you get it to work, i'd like to build one too


 

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Have any of you guys bolted the shifter in yet?
Lots of work, no doubt about it.
Also, I ended up making a custom tower for the shifter to bolt to, as the one it comes with is too low... the main cable won't clear the center tunnel.
Anyway, I'll see if I can dig up some pics.
 

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Re: (1.BillyT)

I have a fully working rod selector model for 020 gearboxes if anyone is interested in buying one!!!
 

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Re: (bahnblitz)

I've deicided to make a completely custom unit that will work just like the vwms shifter, but it will have the ability to be adjusted for longer or shorter throws. We're making a prototype right now. The longest throw will still be shorter then stock by about 25-30 percent.
 

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Re: (1.8t rabbit)

Which car/trans combo will your shifter work with? Can you give a very rough ball park of what you think it might cost?
 

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Which car/trans combo will your shifter work with? Can you give a very rough ball park of what you think it might cost?

i'm going to make it only for cable shift trannys at first, and then i'll make the 020 shifter if i can sell these. I'm shooting for around $400. After i make the prototype, i'll figure out the cost, see how much interest there is for this shifter, and them i'll make a batch of them. I may also take pre-orderes after the first one in done to help pay for the materials. Its a lot of dough to put on the line you know...Pics in 2-3 weeks of the shifter.
 

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Re: (1.8t rabbit)

I understand about costs. I was looking into going with a cable shift box in my 86 GTI, if I go this route and you are close to your estimated price I will be very tempted. Those things are so trick looking, and you can mount them at a height that you like. I didn't think one of those could even work with an 020.
 

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Quote, originally posted by bahnblitz »
I have a fully working rod selector model for 020 gearboxes if anyone is interested in buying one!!!

I guess you guys seemed to miss this
 

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Re: (Byron N.)

shoot....i could make one of these things NO PROBLEM with better quality than thoes pics!
it would not take me 400$ either to do it......
all i would need is dimensions, or a unit to copy.
 

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Re: (speed51133!)

I made mine no dimensions and its for 020!!! There are some bits in there which add up. The aluminum stock in nothing but thrust washers and bull**** like that get expensive.
 
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