Mock up with VW steering installed. There are clearance issues with the VW conversion. Regarding the Pitman Arm; The forward end must clear the tie rod. The rear must clear the exhaust pipe. It must have free travel at full left & right turn to clear the chassis and oil sump. The steering column and steering shaft length must be the correct so the steering position is as original.     NOTE: The plate type bracket which I was using here  was later changed to a bracket bolting directly to the chassis through the brake line bracket.