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  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:02 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
I went with the deluxe kit from Rebel. Had about 7 wires I did nd need like ""dome light" but the kit is great. This is the third car I have built with Rebel quality is top notch and in ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Finally finished. Thanks to the Sambal community. I am new to VW's so I relied on advice from you all. Every thing is working fine and I am making longer and longer reliability runs every day.
Pete ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Up date on my build. Wiring!!! having fun.


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  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:02 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Made it to Florida ok. Did not make trip with top up. No rain for three days and no damage at my home from hurricane.
Going to switch to bug spindles to get more adjustment range. My Rebel wiring har ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Tomorrow off to Florida. I think my Thing will spent the rest of its life in the sun as long as its not hit by a hurricane. Still needs to be wired and a little more adjustment of stance. Will see how ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:52 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Ok more pictures of my build. I am liking the turquoise more as I add more white. The paint is single stage done by my friend a retired body shop owner. I am relegated to sanding and I get yelled at i ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Finally in color. Watch out it's bright. New beam lowered with disc brakes. Next is rear disc brakes and lowered. Reassembling on going. Only frustration is engine tin what a PIA.
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  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Finally in primer. Hope to have it in color by end of next week. I am happy with dash panel. Found that this Thing was originally white then yellow and when I bought it orange. Next you will see my co ...
  Topic: Porsche wheels on a lowered Thing
Pete VW

Replies: 1
Views: 364

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:09 am   Subject: Porsche wheels on a lowered Thing
I went through the sticky on tires and wheels and learned a lot. I also posted this on that topic but I am hoping this new guy can get some advice.
1973 Thing bug beam with adjusters not narrowed. Po ...
  Topic: Wheel/Tire FAQs-Wheel/Tire questions/answers? Start here!
Pete VW

Replies: 252
Views: 219301

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:05 pm   Subject: Re: Wheel/Tire FAQs-Wheel/Tire questions/answers? Start here!
New to Samba. New to vw thing. Need sanity check on wheel and tire choice.1973 thing bug beam with adjusters not narrowed . Porsche disc brakes front and rear. Porsche steel disc brake wheels 4 1/2 fr ...
  Topic: rubber bumpers
Pete VW

Replies: 4
Views: 343

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: rubber bumpers
Wow Moonshine great looking Thing. Those are the bumpers I am looking for.
Hope someone knows a source.
Pete
  Topic: rubber bumpers
Pete VW

Replies: 4
Views: 343

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: rubber bumpers
Thanks moonshine. I did not know about California style but that is the type I am looking for the flat ones are not what I want. I will hope someone chimes in with a source.
Pete
  Topic: rubber bumpers
Pete VW

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm   Subject: rubber bumpers
I can't find a source for the small rubber bumpers that I see on some Things. Looks like two on front and back.
Thanks,
Pete
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
A lot of time on this panel. I hope it's worth it when I go to install engine,
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1682672.jpg
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
It will be single stage no clear coat. I don't have a price on paint yet.
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Update on my Thing. Sand blasting showed that front was repaired at sometime but repair looked to be done right. Going to fix minor rust in battery area with patch panel from the TS. Hope to have in ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
Thanks for pointing that out. I am new to VW's and Things. Learning as I go.
Looks like Euro will fit. I will be running a new wiring harness so I will be able to get either style to work.
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Off to paint
I might as well go with new tail lights. Next I might as well cut out a panel to make engine install/removal easy. Not a good picture.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1669577.jpg
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:23 am   Subject: Re: Off to paint
At 20 feet it looks pretty good but up close there's several spots were the Bando from a paint job nine years ago is swelling out with rust behind. The pan is solid. I am making a removable panel for ...
  Topic: Off to paint
Pete VW

Replies: 31
Views: 2816

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:01 pm   Subject: Off to paint
Here is my Thing going off to body shop. Fixing a few rust areas and going with a new color. I will post some pictures as my build progresses.
Pete
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