I got mine in without welding. My buld is new, just got it 2 months ago and I did the steering shaft with no welding... It is just 3 elements, the lower and upper from the donor and the middle shaft from FFR that goes over the other two (tightly).
It depends, MK1 people were stuck with trying to butt-weld this extension. Don't do it. Call Breeze, or tristates and buy a new shaft, I think FFR is even selling them now. Your life depends on the steering staying in one piece. FFR started including a shaft with the MK2 kits is my understanding.
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