VW Bug, Ghia And Thing New Chrome Steering Box Pitman Arms. Steering box pitman arm for Bug and Ghia 1966 - 1967 replacement or 1950 - 1965 with new steering box, has the small steering box shaft and small tie rod end holes or you might need the steering box pitman arm for Bug, Ghia and Thing 1968 - 1977 with steering box small shaft and large tie rod end holes. Depending on the year of your car the steering pitman arm may need to be changed. New steering boxes have the small steering shaft. Excluding Super Beetle.