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PostPost by: ecamiel » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:08 pm

I have a set someone upstate NY made for me using VW inner and OUTER shafts and hub in the late '70s. Anyone know what that outer shaft and hub may have come from? I can't find him.
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PostPost by: Francisco » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:29 am

Hi. Try to contact Elantrikbits in New Zealand. They are very friendly. They have some very good ideias to update the Elan. If I am not mistaken their solid driveshafts uses VW cv joints.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:46 am

Eric, can you post a picture of what you have?
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PostPost by: ecamiel » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:59 pm

Sorry, I don’t have a pic.
It was custom made with a VW inner axel, VW CV joints and an unknown outer axle and tapered hub with a CV mating face on the inside.
I have replaced the inner (differential) and axel with Dave Bean heavy duty units.
I was told the outer shafts and mating flange are Sirocco front axels from the late 70s but I haven’t been able to match them.

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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:16 pm

Eric,

Most of the CVs of that era used by German manufacturers were GKN Lobro. These CV's apparently fitted the VW scirocco.

https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/lobro/15812437?gshp=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn8vmkMbf7gIV4oBQBh1nzQsDEAYYASABEgI__vD_BwE

If not, the GKN site has a lot of details that may help you locate the correct part.

Good luck.
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PostPost by: ecamiel » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:56 pm

Thanks
It’s not the Cvs I am looking for. It is the outer axle and hub. I haven’t been able to match that up anywhere
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