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  Topic: Has anyone used Air Cooled Engines Plus in Tiffin, Ohio
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:53 pm   Subject: Has anyone used Air Cooled Engines Plus in Tiffin, Ohio
Hello,

I am wondering if anyone has experience with Air Cooled Engines Plus, located in Tiffin, Ohio? I could not find any reviews of them on The Samba. Any assistance would be sincerely apprecia ...
  Topic: Spray paint cans for Thing colors ?
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:54 pm   Subject: Spray paint cans for Thing colors ?
So Thing 2 is up and running. Originally was pumpkin orange but the previous owner decided to paint it John Deere yellow. I am doing a body off restoration on Thing 1, so all my money is going there. ...
  Topic: Was told the bearing had spun ?
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:33 pm   Subject: Was told the bearing had spun ?
Hello I just bought a(nother) Thing. The photos below show the original engine (what I was told). The previous owner told me the bearing had spun in the engine case. I searched a little on Samba on th ...
  Topic: Engine is crap, rebuild it or buy a rebuild turnkey engine ?
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Replies: 15
Views: 952

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:13 pm   Subject: Re: Engine is crap, rebuild it or buy a rebuild turnkey engine ?
Hello Everyone. I dropped the engine and the transmission. Taking the transmission on Thursday over to Geno in Elizabeth, PA to go over it. Afterwards taking the engine down to Bugstuff.

I was aske ...
  Topic: Vinyl wrap
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Replies: 7
Views: 701

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: Vinyl wrap
Thanks for the post, my daughter has asked about painting our thing. I said NO, I will let you design something and get it wrapped.
  Topic: Engine guard pics??
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Engine guard pics??
I'm new, so please bare with this dumb question. What is the purpose of the engine guard ?
  Topic: Engine is crap, rebuild it or buy a rebuild turnkey engine ?
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Replies: 15
Views: 952

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:19 am   Subject: Re: Engine is crap, rebuild it or buy a rebuild turnkey engine ?
Thanks everyone, I have been humbled by everyone's kindness on responding. My wife just talked with me for a few minutes and offered her condolences. I'm seriously bummed.

With the engine not being ...
  Topic: Engine is crap, rebuild it or buy a rebuild turnkey engine ?
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Replies: 15
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:01 am   Subject: Engine is crap, rebuild it or buy a rebuild turnkey engine ?
Hello,

I just found out from my mechanic that my barn find 1974 Thing with a VW Bus engine has 0 compression in one cylinder and 60 in another cylinder. My mechanic has recommended getting a rebui ...
  Topic: Who sells the best floor pans?
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:15 pm   Subject: Who sells the best floor pans?
Hello I need to replace all of my floor pans, and both rocker panels and wanted some feedback on who to buy them from.

I found floor pans for sale by a multitude of companies. California Import P ...
  Topic: Barn Find Thing - Tips for getting the engine started.
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 am   Subject: Barn Find Thing - Tips for getting the engine started.
Hello everyone,

So, I got a few weeks ago a barn find Thing that was running 8 years ago when the farmer parked it. There are several VW trained mechanics around that I could tow it to if I need to ...
  Topic: Here are the photos of my new (old) Thing
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:33 am   Subject: Here are the photos of my new (old) Thing
So, thanks for all the help. My daughter, dog and myself successfully hauled the Thing from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio last night. We were at the sellers house around 6ish. Because three wheels were lo ...
  Topic: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:56 am   Subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in
If you are willing to tow it, there is a vw shop south of Columbus, Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio. I know it is 700 miles away from you, but....

I have not used them, just picked up my Thing yesterday an ...
  Topic: Hauling a Thing 500 miles
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Replies: 8
Views: 450

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:40 pm   Subject: Re: Hauling a Thing 500 miles
Thanks everyone. With locked up brakes, and dry rot tires this Thing will be definitely be towed on a trailer.

Thanks Alex from Ohio
  Topic: Hauling a Thing 500 miles
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Replies: 8
Views: 450

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:25 am   Subject: Hauling a Thing 500 miles
Hello everyone,

Getting ready for the Thing. Rushing to get the garage done in time. Next question. Any tips/suggestions for hauling a convertible Thing 500 miles?

I am thinking that if the we ...
  Topic: Will a Thing fit on a U-Haul dual axle car trailer?
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Will a Thing fit on a U-Haul dual axle car trailer?
Hi everyone,

Another question from me. I'm getting ready to pick up my Thing (in another state). I need to tow it back, and I hate to drive with an empty trailer. So, I am thinking about renting ...
  Topic: Brakes locked up - need suggestions.
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Replies: 9
Views: 400

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Brakes locked up - need suggestions.
Thanks for all the comments. I will take those suggestions. Apparently this Thing was a barn find. I asked the current owner if he had some photos of him pulling it of the barn. He does. I will take s ...
  Topic: Brakes locked up - need suggestions.
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Replies: 9
Views: 400

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:02 am   Subject: Brakes locked up - need suggestions.
Hello,

My late father and I always talked about getting an old car to work on. We ran out of time. I have a neighbor and nephew who are mechanics, and several independent vw repair shops nearby. M ...
  Topic: I wonder what it would cost to paint a 1974 Thing ?
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Replies: 10
Views: 726

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:58 pm   Subject: I wonder what it would cost to paint a 1974 Thing ?
Hello, I just joined TheSamba. I'm wondering what the ball park price to paint a Thing would be?

My Thing will has some surface rust.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!
 
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