Pneumatic strut/prop for later model Eurovans, located at side of hood and engine compartment. You can add this gas-filled strut to earlier models using lower bracket 7D0 823 183, along with an upper ball pin and nut, part numbers N 909 662 01 and N 011 008 30
This pull strap, replaces all of the earlier T-4 versions and for all Eurovans 1992-2003.
The current unit may differ from your original but, it can be utilized.
The earlier versions have all been discontinued by VW.