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Old 10-18-2008
saltykracker saltykracker is offline
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Found the following searching Tigersunited circa 1998.
lower balljoint boots, type II VW bus VW Pt. # 211405-375
upper balljoint boots, Toyota "dust seals" part #45479-30030
tie rod boot rubber Jaguar EAW2270 boot tie rod rubber From Doude British car parts 626-793-4339 This is probably an old number and I"m not sure if this is their #or a Jag#. Keep me posted on these as they are on my six month list but needed. Thanks Stan
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Old 10-20-2008
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am99ey am99ey is offline
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Hello Stan
I was looking for weeks for boot replacement of my SV. Here what I had found and written in the 'old' forum. ""

I have found single boots after weeks of searching on the Internet and in local shops. The final hint I got from a VW Beetle ‘air cooled’ enthusiast.

The packet of the boots was labeled (by supplier) with and
Part number:
1331-1 (upper balljoint)
1331-2 (lower balljoint)

they are almost equal/identical to the

Official VW part number:
131 405 375A (VW Golf I / upper balljoint)
211 405 375 (VW Bus T2 / lower balljoint)

There are retaining rings for the brims for the upper boot available also (what a luxury). They can be used instead of cable binder.
Official VW part number:
431 407 383 A (big diameter)
431 407 384 (small diameter)

Additional information, which I gathered. No experience on those since I did not buy these parts.
- upper boot, Audi 100 ca. 1980 , P/N 431 407 377 (Audi Switzerland) They are a tight fit and stretches a lot, but should work.
- lower boot, Jaguar XJ Series1 up to 1970 , P/N C43216 (Jaguar Importer Switzerland)
a) big diameter fits well. b) smaller diameter very tight, needs probably widening, could present problems because diameter is steel reinforced by a washer. They would somehow fit in one way or another. They are transparent in colour.

I have them on the road for approx. 600km by now, so not long run experience yet. But I think they will be fine.

Good luck
Alpine V '66 130tkm
Audi 100 '94 445tkm
VW Golf II '85 160tkm (gone)
VW Golf IV '98 180tkm
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Old 05-14-2016
Alpine 1789 Alpine 1789 is offline
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I am resurrecting an old thread. Does anyone here know if these boots will work? Alternatively, does anyone have a source for replacement ball joint boots?
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1966 SV, with 1789 Chevy rod engine
1965 SIV BW35, a future V6 conversion
1963 S3, future TBD
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