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  Topic: What have i got here.,,
ALANSD

Replies: 9
Views: 450

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am   Subject: Re: What have i got here.,,
god luck with the Thing, they are so much fun to cruise in,but do require frequent tweaking,I like the color, what does the interior look like?
Im getting ready to have mine painted back to its origi ...
  Topic: New owner. How do I wash this Thing?
ALANSD

Replies: 8
Views: 480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:36 am   Subject: Re: New owner. How do I wash this Thing?
you can use Flex tape to fix a minor tear.
Also try the top cleaner, maintainer from Autopia.com
I use it on my Audi and it really helps the top look and work well.
  Topic: My 74 vw thing project
ALANSD

Replies: 9
Views: 500

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:01 am   Subject: Re: My 74 vw thing project
Looks like a very worthy rebuild. I saw one last summer in a similar spot, andirons was in a yard full of collectible junk. They wanted way too much money for it.
  Topic: I'm excited
ALANSD

Replies: 1
Views: 179

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:54 am   Subject: I'm excited
Not much car stuff going on for me while I recover..which is long and slow....
But a real talented restoration guy and I just agreed to let him repaint my Thing which is burgundy....back to the origi ...
  Topic: sold a car keeping the thing
ALANSD

Replies: 0
Views: 144

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:45 am   Subject: sold a car keeping the thing
i auctioned my long time owned 78 911sc on bring a trailer( bat.com)and sold it well.Lots of friends have asked about my Thing. Not selling it even though I cant drive it now or soon.IT is too hard ...
  Topic: Original color or change
ALANSD

Replies: 24
Views: 1178

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: Original color or change
seems like a lot of cars are now flat black or other flat colors, I am not a big fan, except on a few models, my thing is burgundy I want to paint it in signal orange, more like ots irigibnal color.
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  Topic: Meet Agent Orange (new to us 1973 Thing)
ALANSD

Replies: 23
Views: 2124

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:32 am   Subject: Re: Meet Agent Orange (new to us 1973 Thing)
welcome to the wacky world of the thing. they are a lot of fun and I truly have enjoyed mine,it is the anthesis of a muscle car.I dont miss the big power .
  Topic: Volkswagen thinking about a new Thing!
ALANSD

Replies: 8
Views: 780

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Volkswagen thinking about a new Thing!
if they could make something at the quality level of the toyota landcruiser, it would be great. otherwise it would not sell.
  Topic: help needed, please
ALANSD

Replies: 8
Views: 480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:15 am   Subject: Re: help needed, please
a fiend is coming to check the coupler for me
  Topic: help needed, please
ALANSD

Replies: 8
Views: 480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:26 am   Subject: Re: help needed, please
A friend came over, got it in reverse then first and drove it into my garage.
  Topic: help needed, please
ALANSD

Replies: 8
Views: 480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:04 am   Subject: help needed, please
since I had a stroke in August, my thing has been sittibg in the garage until Friday when we needed it out to catch a big rat snake living in there. My wife (who has never driven it before,) pulled it ...
  Topic: Off to paint
ALANSD

Replies: 31
Views: 2810

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
very nice indeed
  Topic: Vinyl wrap
ALANSD

Replies: 7
Views: 726

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
Check out this one on http://www.tsunamiwraps.com/. It looks pretty nice.

looks great thanks
  Topic: Can I tow my Thing with the Front Bumper (Brackets)?
ALANSD

Replies: 39
Views: 1551

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Can I tow my Thing with the Front Bumper (Brackets)?
this is the set up i used to tow my thing home when purchased, about 30 miles, very smooth.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1696154.jpg
  Topic: Off to paint
ALANSD

Replies: 31
Views: 2810

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:56 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
sounds good keep us posted
  Topic: Oil Breather
ALANSD

Replies: 23
Views: 2268

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:54 am   Subject: Re: Oil Breather
so this worked. I added a hose from the breather to the oil fill tube. No leakage at all now, and the Thing seems to even run better...

It is great to have a dry engine compartment and no oil on th ...
  Topic: I wonder what happened to the Thing?
ALANSD

Replies: 4
Views: 672

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:52 am   Subject: Re: I wonder what happened to the Thing?
I drove by an old 60's bus for a few years parked in a front yard. No sign on it or anything. When I went by this year it was gone. Silly me for not stopping to ask about it. Hindsight is 20 20
  Topic: Pros and cons of having one?
ALANSD

Replies: 18
Views: 936

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Pros and cons of having one?
yes the cool factor. I own a 78 911sc and get folks all the time wanting to know about it. A young guy came up at the food store the other day and asked politely if he could take pictures of it... ...
  Topic: Off to paint
ALANSD

Replies: 31
Views: 2810

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:50 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
awesome happenings. I wish I could do that. The PO did body work and a couple of spots have the small bubble from bondo being pushed.
I also would love to change the color.
How much will you be spe ...
  Topic: Pros and cons of having one?
ALANSD

Replies: 18
Views: 936

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Pros and cons of having one?
I truly enjoy driving the Thing especially in nice weather, but I have even gotten a kick out of it in the rain. Only a bikini top on mine.
Longer rides are fun , but I don't like driving it on the h ...
 
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