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oasis Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:31 am

I may ask whoever does my engine rebuild for his opinion, and get him to do it.

I thought moving it forward would help weight distribution -- a carryover from when my Super was a quasi-German Looker. I also thought (without yet measuring) I may be able to go with a bigger battery.

I don't like the under the seat location, but I don't really have a solid reason behind my dislike. It is a little easier to get to when plugging in the battery tender -- especially now when my front lid is stuck closed. :roll: (I have the replacement cable and will figure it out in the near future.)

ALANSD Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:37 am

I am loving seeing all the pix here. How does the non factory colors like those terrific dark greens effect the value? My thoughts are no big deal for most if they look sharp..

oasis Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:49 am

From my anecdotal observations, a well sorted Thing is much more important to raising its market value than its originality (which does have some effect).

That said, some custom jobs reach a point where they are so much over the top, fetching a higher value becomes problematic as it narrows the number of potential buyers significantly. On VWVortex where radiator VWs are king, the ad section is full of slammed Dubs big on compliments and low on offers/buyers.

Of all custom features on Things, I think color is least important ... at least, I can't think of another factor less important.

joghia Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:37 am


here's mine, antwerp belgium, the german bundeswehr 181 is as rot as you can imagine, saved from the scrapyard !

best vert ever !

ALANSD Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:11 pm

I just got my 73 today.. Towed it home about 40 miles. Then went driving!

Semper_Dad Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:58 pm

ALANSD wrote: I just got my 73 today.. Towed it home about 40 miles. Then went driving!

Welcome to the family. Is that towbar connected to anything else other than the bumper? Not sure if I'd feel comfortable towing from the bumper alone. There are only 4 bolts holding the bumper to the body (not the frame).

ALANSD Fri May 08, 2015 7:49 am

through the bumper quite solidly.

coopster Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:43 am

Here's mine in chronological order :)

justabug Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:23 pm

This is my Thing.

oasis Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:23 am

justabug wrote: This is my Thing.

Nice & clean! 8)

Rowens54 Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:19 am

justabug wrote: This is my Thing.

Nice color choice. What kind of roll bar is on it and where do I get it?

sphinx Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:57 am

perello Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:37 am

waxhead Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:02 pm

GI Joe Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:49 pm

Looking good Mike!

waxhead Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:15 am

Thanks! Finally on the road, just in time for winter :lol:

oldthingguy Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:30 pm

Here is my latest Thing........

gereonb Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:34 am

Yellow one was Ex German Army, eventually got a top-chop will ask my buddy for some pics.
Orange one was a US civilian one with the air holes at the rear, it was brought to germany by a buddy, sadly the chassis was twisted pretty badly from a roll-over.
The two at the rear are also both ex-german army. The green one being my first car at the age of 17.

Shoyrtt Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:19 pm

My son pulled the hardtop off of his car this week. 70s & 80s here in Southern California already.

74Acapulco Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:29 pm

My 74 Acapulco Thing. It is an original Acapulco but was repainted in the early 1980s to the white/dark blue seen here. 24,900 original miles.

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