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I have been looking around at possible Golde sunroof cable alternatives since Volvo 240 cables are kind of rare and BMW ones are growing exponentially in cost. I've stumbled upon cables that look similar and are a lot cheaper, I don't know if they will fit but they look similar. 

1: Super Beatle cables (The photo with the woodgrain background). I assume they are smaller but the mounts look similar.

2: Porsche 911 Cables (The Photos with the blue background). The mounts look similar on these as well


Anyone have any luck with these or know if they fit? Thanks

Also does anyone know where to get the slides for the front of the sunroof?

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The VW cables are designed to cross each other at the crank gear (the BMW ones stay parallel to each other).  They ride in plastic guides.  I kept an older Hot VW's magazine article about rebuilding the Beetle metal sliding sunroof (Golde brand). I would suggest you try to find out the lengths of the VW and Porsche cables before buying them.


Someone here recently made the reproduction guide pieces that are glued to the sunroof frame.

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