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  Topic: Retirement Jobs
Ratt

Replies: 117
Views: 7133

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: Retirement Jobs
You all have given me a lot to think about. I retire in 4 years at 39 years old (Ok so not real retirement, but after 20, Ill get 50% of my pay). Still young enough to start a second career. Now I h ...
  Topic: New to VWs, help me figure this Beetle out
Ratt

Replies: 11
Views: 573

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:48 am   Subject: Re: New to VWs, help me figure this Beetle out
Nice score and welcome to the club.
Your beam is narrowed 4-6" hard to tell by the pictures. It is adjustable so you can bring the front end down a bit. Those two plates in the middle are the ...
  Topic: Thing Lift Spindles
Ratt

Replies: 8
Views: 2010

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:50 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles
Using Doug's spindles, Ill need to run a spacer with 14" wheels. 15's look like they will clear. Additionally Im not sure If I am going to be able to run discs in the front or not with how the s ...
  Topic: Wolfsburg West 9 pin relay
Ratt

Replies: 8
Views: 1040

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: Wolfsburg West 9 pin relay
I just installed a 9-pin from a local shop here in seattle area and had the same issue. The dash light is solid... however if I turn on the hazards, it will flash with them.
  Topic: Pics of your oval AS FOUND only!
Ratt

Replies: 455
Views: 129576

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Pics of your oval AS FOUND only!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1711108.jpg

Here is my '56 Euro Oval Rag. Ive been collecting pieces slowly. Have almost all the metal I need. Hard to believe that I actually have my Drea ...
  Topic: Official good deal on Buses or parts topic
Ratt

Replies: 9817
Views: 1403020

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:04 am   Subject: Re: Official good deal on Buses or parts topic
Is this the same one Cameron flipped one or two years ago?

No, I got this one from a guy named Ted out in Kent in 2011
  Topic: Official good deal on Buses or parts topic
Ratt

Replies: 9817
Views: 1403020

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: Official good deal on Buses or parts topic
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1991860
How is this not "PENDING"? Nice and pretty well sorted, IMHO.

The pictures in the ad certainly aren't helping the cause.

H ...
  Topic: Subie in a Thing
Ratt

Replies: 20
Views: 2828

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Subie in a Thing
The twin radiators is a cool choice for a street ride. I'm going more aggressive with the body lift and lifted suspension. I am going to use the radiator and grill from a MK1 Jetta. Trim down a bit an ...
  Topic: Subie in a Thing
Ratt

Replies: 20
Views: 2828

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:53 pm   Subject: Re: Subie in a Thing
Ive been working on it. Im stalled right now due to moving and having to repair my house Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

I am running a 2.5l out of a 2002 forrester. Mated to a flipped 5spd box using the ...
  Topic: At wits end
Ratt

Replies: 18
Views: 1274

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:34 pm   Subject: Re: At wits end
Possibly a clog in the fuel tank or fuel line. It sounds like a fuel starvation issue. I don't remember, but do things have the tank filter screen?
  Topic: When has your child impressed you?
Ratt

Replies: 42
Views: 3715

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:38 pm   Subject: Re: When has your child impressed you?

we are trying to teach my 5 year old that "everyone wins" isn't the way it works. sadly we have to un-do a lot of bullshit taught in schools these days

No kidding. My 4 year old isn't e ...
  Topic: Fastest speeding ticket driving a Thing?
Ratt

Replies: 5
Views: 697

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 7:23 pm   Subject: Re: Fastest speeding ticket driving a Thing?
No speeding ticket, just a ticket for running a stop sign on the air force base in Hawaii. Then told I wasn't allowed to drive it on base again till I replaced the doors and windshield. Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Litchfield Bug In #28 - June 19 2016 - CT
Ratt

Replies: 118
Views: 13416

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:42 pm   Subject: Re: Litchfield Bug In #28 -June 19
Hopefully you don't get rained out again this year :'(
  Topic: BBT - WABDR - Backroad WA adventure! 8/3-10/2015
Ratt

Replies: 311
Views: 28854

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:50 pm   Subject: Re: BBT - WABDR - Backroad WA adventure! 8/3-10/2015
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1497702.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1497701.jpg
Got my new tires. Just need to get them mounted and fix some issues. Maybe we can find a weeke ...
  Topic: While Driving Pics
Ratt

Replies: 2185
Views: 408551

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: While Driving Pics
First real show in my Bus, only issue was a little water from the rain got into my gauges :'(

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1497272.jpg
  Topic: disc brake conversion
Ratt

Replies: 36
Views: 5581

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:26 am   Subject: Re: disc brake conversion
Talk to Locky. He used AC industry discs. I'm in the same boat as you. Something has to work.
  Topic: disc brake conversion
Ratt

Replies: 36
Views: 5581

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:56 am   Subject: Re: disc brake conversion
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1491796.jpg

Here are my 3" lifted spindles next to the originals
  Topic: disc brake conversion
Ratt

Replies: 36
Views: 5581

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:28 pm   Subject: Re: disc brake conversion
No, don't tell me that! How do they not fit with lifted spindles? I really need front discs to stop my Thing safely with the Subaru conversion.
  Topic: Newbie looking for guidance
Ratt

Replies: 22
Views: 2153

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: Newbie looking for guidance
Welcome to the club!

A hardtop is worth what someone's willin to pay. In my neck of the woods, the Pacific North West, a Hardtop could easily fetch 5-600. In South Carolina, maybe 3-400 easily, ev ...
  Topic: Thing Lift Spindles
Ratt

Replies: 8
Views: 2010

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:25 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles
I just installed a set of Doug's spindles. I love them. Really nice quality. They took a bit to get, but well worth the wait.
I've got 3" taller, and the steering knuckle runs on the wheel a b ...
 
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