Revised January 16th, 2013
Our Steering Boxes come fully remanufactured from the ground up with machined and polished Steering Wormshafts, Steering Pegs, Output (Pittman Arm) Shafts and New Seals. Also boxes are shipped dry, you must fill with 90W gear oil before installation. Rebuilt steering boxes are sold exchange. The core charge is IN ADDITION to the price of the item. See our Core Policy before ordering.
211-415-049AX Rebuilt Steering Box March 1955 to 1967 $249.95 / $250.00 core
211-415-049CX Rebuilt Steering Box (Locking Style) March 1955 to
1967 $299.95 Exchange Only
Note: Due to the fact that there are few of these locking style boxes around, we sell these on either a Rebuild and Return basis or you're old one must be turned in first to be inspected to assure that we can build another one for the next customer.
211-415-049FX Rebuilt Steering Box 1968 to 1972 $319.95 / $250.00 core
211-415-049H New TRW Brazil Steering Box, 1973 to 1979 $259.50
NOTE: 1973 to 1979 steering boxes are not available as rebuilt units. New only.
NOTE: When you send in your core, DO NOT send us your pitman arm, mounting bracket, steering wheel or any other items bolted to the steering box. Remove those items and send the STEERING BOX ONLY.
A. 211-415-151AY Mounting Bracket, Steering Box March 1955 to 1967 $24.05
B. 211-415-371BY Pittman Arm March 1955 to 1972 $8.00
B. 211-415-371CY Pittman Arm 1973 to 1979 $16.00
Note: Pittman Arms are used, cleaned, inspected and painted black.
C. N 11216.2 Slotted Nut - Attaches Pittman Arm to Steering Box Shaft March 1955 to 1972 $5.00
C. 211-405-672 Jam Locknut - Attaches Pittman Arm to Steering Box Shaft
Early 1973 $3.00
Note: To VIN 213 2195 235 using 22x1.5 thread shaft
C. N 11170.1 Jam Locknut - Attaches Pittman Arm To Steering Shaft Late
1973 to 1979 $5.00
Note: From VIN 213 2195 235 using 24x1.5 thread shaft
D. N 12538.1 Split Cotter Pin for Slotted Nut March 1955 to 1972 $0.60
E. 211-415-417 Coupler Disc - Steering Column Shaft to Strg Box 1968 to 1979 $12.99
F. 211-415-409U Lower Mount Flange-Coupler to Strg Box, Used 1968 to 1979 $10.00
In many cases, steering problems can be traced to a number of things and not the steering box. Drag Links are the "S" shaped Tie Rod that runs between the Pittman Arm and the Center Swing Lever on your beam. Ends are not replaceable on the Drag Link, so the entire piece must be replaced. Tie Rods and Drag Links are prone to failure if the Boots on the ends are trashed, allowing dirt and grit to get in and destroy the "ball joint" of the Tie Rod End.
211-415-701D Drag Link March 1955 to 1967 $76.75
211-415-701G Drag Link 1968 to 1979 $81.80
N 11210.1 Slotted Locknut - Drag Link to Pittman Arm or Swing Lever March 1955 to 1967 $0.50
N 11212.2 Slotted Locknut - Drag Link to Pittman Arm or Swing Lever 1968 to 1979 $0.75
N 12522.1 Split Cotter Pin for Slotted Locknuts above March 1955 to
Note: Some Drag Links are coming without the hole for cotter pins - recommend using the Nylock Nuts below:
N 11310.2 Nylock Nut March 1955 to 1967 $0.55
N 11310.1 Nylock Nut 1968 to 1979 $0.65
211-415-801D Tie Rod, w/Adjustable Ends, Left Side March 1955 to 1967 $64.50
211-415-802D Tie Rod, Non-Adjustable Ends, Right Side March 1955 to 1967 $73.00
211-415-801F Tie Rod, w/Adjustable Ends, Left or Side 1968 to 1979 $59.40
211-415-802F Tie Rod, Non-Adjustable Ends, Right Side 1968 to 1979 $47.20
131-415-811 Tie Rod End, Left Side Outer at Spindle - LHT March 1955 to 1967 $14.15
131-415-812 Tie Rod End, Left Side Inner at Swing Lever - RHT March 1955 to 1967 $17.80
311-415-811C Tie Rod End, Left Side Outer at Spindle - LHT 1968 to 1979 $18.40
311-415-812C Tie Rod End, Left Side Inner at Swing Lever - RHT 1968 to
Note: LHT = Left Hand Threads, RHT = Right Hand Threads - These are the threads of the Tie Rod End into the Rod itself.
111-415-835A Boot - Tie Rod End March 1955 to 1967 $1.75 each
113-415-835 Boot - Tie Rod End 1968 to 1979 $3.99
N 11210.1 Slotted Locknut - Tie Rod End to Spindle or Swing Lever March 1955 to 1967 $0.50
N 11212.2 Slotted Locknut - Tie Rod End to Spindle or Swing Lever 1968 to 1979 $0.75
N 12522.1 Split Cotter Pin for Locknuts above March 1955 to 1979
Note: Some Tie Rods and Tie Rod Ends are coming without the hole for cotter pins - recommend using the Nylock Nuts below:
N 11310.2 Nylock Nut March 1955 to 1967 $0.55
N 11310.2 Nylock Nut 1968 to 1979 $0.65
The Steering Damper is a sideways "shock absorber" that dampens the bumps and irregularities encountered on the road surface throughout your steering system. The best hint to know when a Steering Damper has gone bad is that the Steering Wheel begins to "wiggle" under load as it's going down the highway. The installation of a Steering Damper was standard equipment from 1963 through 1979, optional up to 1962.
211-425-021A German (Boge/F&S Sachs/Bilstein) Steering Damper $38.95
211-425-021A BR Brazil (Cofap) Steering Damper $36.80
N 10440.1 Bolt - Steering Damper to Beam $0.55
N 10470.7 Bolt - Steering Damper to Swing Lever $1.30
N 11310.1 Nylock Nut for Swing Lever Bolt above $0.35
An overlooked area in poor steering control is the Center Pin Box on your front beam. Worn bushings and pin can make you spend more than you have to for an unnecessary steering box, kingpin spindles or link pin set. Original German FEBI/Bilstein for 55-67 and MELEY 68-79 repair kits are the only ones we carry because they are complete with not only new bushings and pin, but all of the necessary seals and hardware required for a professional installation. Most cheaper kits we've seen on the market just come with a new pin and two bushings. Don't compromise your steering with cut-rate pricing. Also available are used swing levers that have been inspected, cleaned and painted.
211-498-171 Center Pin Repair Kit 1950 to 1967 $49.95
Note: 1950 to 1967 models requires reaming of bushings after installation for proper pin fit - see our tool rental for this reamer below.
211-498-171A Center Pin Repair Kit 1968 to 1979 $49.95
211-415-741AY Swing Lever - Models w/o Steering Damper 1950 to 1962 $20.00
211-415-741BY Swing Lever - Models w/Steering Damper 1950 to 1962 $20.00
211-415-741CY Swing Lever 1963 to 1967 $20.00
211-415-741DY Swing Lever 1968 to 1979 $20.00
Original Volkswagen procedures for replacing your center pin and the bushings required the front beam to be removed from the vehicle. Several years ago, we developed a Center Pin Bushing Removal/Installation Tool (patent pending) that allows you to do the same job without front beam removal. We normally rent these tools to customers that wish to do the job themselves. In addition, we rent the reamer tool required for 1950 to 1967 Type 2 Center Pin Bushings.
210-41571TRL Center Pin Install Tool - Rental 1950 to 1979 $45.00 PLUS $100.00 Deposit
210-41572TR Center Pin Reamer Tool - Rental 1950 to 1967 $45.00 PLUS $125.00 Deposit
These tools are carefully packaged to prevent damage, especially the reamer. We inspect these tools for damage before rental and those that are in questionable condition are pulled from the shelf to be repaired or scrapped. It is very important to take special care in the handling of these tools, especially the reamer, as if the reamer is dropped to the floor/ground, it can be damaged very easily. Deposit refunds are subject to the inspection of the condition of the tools returned. In addition, it is required that the tools be returned in their original packing to qualify for the deposit refund. Tools returned that are damaged beyond repair or that have been abnormally abused will be returned to the customer and the deposit(s) forfeited. Tools must be returned within 60 days of the rental invoice date or the deposit(s) will be forfeited.
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