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  Topic: Speedometer bulb removal
BJT

Replies: 4
Views: 143

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Speedometer bulb removal
Does your gas gauge work? Sounds like a bad speedo ground...
  Topic: NIVA Bugfest 2019
BJT

Replies: 1
Views: 70

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 am   Subject: NIVA Bugfest 2019
Some Things at the NIVA Bugfest this past weekend.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1921401.jpg
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  Topic: Automatic Fire Extinguisher BLAZECUT
BJT

Replies: 5
Views: 146

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Automatic Fire Extinguisher BLAZECUT
Which product did you buy? Iíve looked at them before but wasnít sure which model would fit best in the Thing
  Topic: Speedometer bulb removal
BJT

Replies: 4
Views: 143

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: Speedometer bulb removal
There are two bulbs in the Speedo, one one each side, the bulb holders just pull out and the bulbs just pull out of the holders. Or are you saying you canít get to the back of the Speedo? Pics help ...
  Topic: Wrong steering column in late Ď74
BJT

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:44 pm   Subject: Re: Wrong steering column in late Ď74
As I go through my 74, I keep finding crap the PO changed out or ďrepairedĒ.

Apparently the PO switched out the late 74 smaller diameter steering column for a 73, larger diameter column. My chas ...
  Topic: Wrong steering column in late Ď74
BJT

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:58 pm   Subject: Re: Wrong steering column in late Ď74
Well, ignore the headlight problem I just posted. Stupid dirty fuse, just a coincidence that it went bad the same time I was working on the steering.
  Topic: Wrong steering column in late Ď74
BJT

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:48 pm   Subject: Re: Wrong steering column in late Ď74
Well, with a little help from Mike Basso, thingparts, found out all I had to swap out was the steering column/spine everything else fit together nicely.

However, I think I must have jacked up som ...
  Topic: Electric fuel pump wiring
BJT

Replies: 8
Views: 202

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:37 pm   Subject: Re: Electric fuel pump wiring
I donít have an electric pump, but Iíve read a kill switch is a good idea incase of an accident (spraying fuel everywhere) or fuel leak in engine bay 🔥
Again, I donít have one so take it wit ...
  Topic: New thing owner
BJT

Replies: 1
Views: 106

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: New thing owner
AE engines were 1971-1973 1600 engines. Iíve read they came in Buses, not sure on that though. They do accept the Thing skid plates without modifications. Post a pic and more experienced people than ...
  Topic: Thing Muffler
BJT

Replies: 34
Views: 10450

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Muffler
I ordered this stock muffler https://www.csp-shop.com/en/exhaust-heating/muffler-251-051-181d-20791a.html
And ordered the tail pipes from, Well it was either CIP1 or Jbugs, canít recall. Havenít ins ...
  Topic: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
BJT

Replies: 15
Views: 396

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:57 am   Subject: Re: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
Those 4 point ones def look like the dealer brochure. Thatís the kind Iíve been trying to find for sale, within a reasonable distance... thanks
  Topic: Generator or Alternator?
BJT

Replies: 50
Views: 12368

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Generator or Alternator?
My wiring is original and dirty, so Iím sure thatís one of the issues. The PO appears to have used it as a beach Thing, plenty of dust and some sand has been found by me. Havenít had a hard time cr ...
  Topic: Generator or Alternator?
BJT

Replies: 50
Views: 12368

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:05 am   Subject: Re: Generator or Alternator?
Battery is a year old, belt is nice and tight. The gen light is very dim, but on when driving with headlights on, middle range rpm, at idle itís on brighter. Iíll get a voltage check done. Prob a ...
  Topic: Generator or Alternator?
BJT

Replies: 50
Views: 12368

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:22 pm   Subject: Re: Generator or Alternator?
Is it common for the gen idiot lamp to come on when driving with headlights on? Iíve got stock electric, no radio, nothing added, in fact even the power socket/ cigarette lighter socket is unhooked. ...
  Topic: 1st experience with bleeding brakes stinks so far 8-(
BJT

Replies: 25
Views: 3348

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:33 am   Subject: Re: 1st experience with bleeding brakes stinks so far 8-(
Does anyone know which Motive Power Bleeder adapter is correct for a Thing?

I have the exact same question, the motive website isnít clear, but I think itís 1104, maybe?? Hopefully some who has u ...
  Topic: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
BJT

Replies: 15
Views: 396

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
Nice, that looks like the drawing of the one in the dealer page I posted above.
  Topic: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
BJT

Replies: 15
Views: 396

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
Mine has a 4 point cage that I believe to be VWoA if only because it actually fits underneath my VWoA hard top

Same with mine- Fits great and the cross bars are straight- not bent to a point in the ...
  Topic: brake switches
BJT

Replies: 6
Views: 216

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: brake switches
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=715516
  Topic: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
BJT

Replies: 15
Views: 396

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:48 am   Subject: Re: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712032&highlight=roll+bar Cool

Iíve read all the posted discussions about the roll bars, and they all seem to have people saying yes such and suc ...
  Topic: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
BJT

Replies: 15
Views: 396

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:23 am   Subject: Re: VWoA roll bar style consensus?
Is it like the one in the lower dealer ad? Iíve seen people post a similar, but different 4-point, the back bars are different and say itís a VWoA, but never seen a dealer ad or VW documentation sho ...
 
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