Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
Classifieds Index -> Vehicles -> Thing/Type 181
1973 VW Thing Pop-up ad layout What is this? | Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2150610
Additional Photos
Click to load image
L & R arrow keys scroll through photos
Photo Photo Photo
Photo Photo Photo
Photo Photo Photo
1973 VW Thing   Price: $13999
Time for a new project. I've had this car for about 7 years or so. Below is a ďbriefĒ description of its time with me. If you want the full read there are about 21 threads Iíve started which pretty well chronicle every project I have undertaken on this vehicle over the years. Just take a look at my profile and you can see them. I have the majority of the records for everything I have done.

Stock engine was a type K 1600cc dual port. I had it machined to a 1956cc stroker engine with a forged 76 crank and 90.5 pistons. It has CB 4140 racing heads which were flycut to bring the compression to 9:5 to 1, dual hd 650 high rev springs, CB 2213 camshaft. I have not taken it above 6000 but the builder said it should do fine up to 7. All the internals were replaced and it also has a lightened 12.5 pound flywheel. The engine has been machined for a full flow oil system and a filter added with a deep sump oil pan. Dual double barrel dellorto 40 ida carburetors which were rebuilt in Italy. They were disassembled and re-jetted to the current engine 200 miles or so ago. The exhaust is a ceramic coated A1 1-1/2Ē merged sidewinder header and muffler. The transmission, per the previous owner, was rebuilt 20k miles ago. The race shop(Morris Race Engines) that did the latest engine upgrade for me believes it to be a modified freeway flier. Clutch was replaced at Franklins VW and has seen maybe 500 miles.

Brakes were replaced 100% shortly after I purchased the car by Oval's VW shop. New master cylinder, wheel cylinders, pads, drumsÖ everything. They went out on me when I first bought the car and after working on them a bit I decided to let a shop replace everything instead.

The body has a few dings and dents from before I owned it but overall looks very nice(in my opinion). The top was replaced by me a few years ago but the top frame is bent so it doesnít fit perfect. Only another type 181 owner would notice but I should probably mention it. It is however perfectly functional. It has the original window frames but they could use either new plexiglass installed or new vinyl. Both of these items are easy weekend fixes but I donít use the top or windows so I never bothered to work on them. It is quite watertight.. I drove it daily for about three months during the winter in Seattle while my normal daily driver was in the shop.

Seats are in fantastic conditions with the exception of one small hole in the rear. Other than that that they look brand new and are very comfortable.

Duckboards were custom made by myself and my father out of red oak.

I installed an inexpensive radio with four speakers and a subwoofer. I can hear it plenty well with the windshield down doing 60.

Iím sure Iím missing something but let me know if you have any other questions.

Best way to contact me is via email at [email protected]
Advertiser information Ad information
Member since:
doug donovan
October 11, 2011
Email this Advertiser
Email this Advertiser
Ad placed: 
Ad renewed: 
Ad last edited: 
Payments accepted: 
Auburn, Washington, USA Map it
3 - Good
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:38 pm
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:19 am
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 am
Vehicles - Thing/Type 181

View other ads View profile Search for Feedback Watch this ad | Report this Ad
Watch this seller Share: Email Facebook Twitter

Forum topic on Automobile transport/shipping information

About | Help | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2016, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB