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  Topic: Tweaked Bumpers
Thing68

Replies: 17
Views: 384

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Tweaked Bumpers
Ouch!, so sorry to see this mondshine.
  Topic: Extinguishing Beetle Fuel Fires
Thing68

Replies: 6
Views: 208

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:07 am   Subject: Re: Extinguishing Beetle Fuel Fires
These look very interesting for $160.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=720857&highlight=fire+extinguisher&sid=e28eb999fd9f26dab4d9f0ea80dfea25
  Topic: Tweaked Bumpers
Thing68

Replies: 17
Views: 384

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Tweaked Bumpers
I thought about a body shop but the prices these guys get now of days may make it unaffordable. I can get two new powder coated bumper from TTS for $874, which would probably be cheaper then a body sh ...
  Topic: Tweaked Bumpers
Thing68

Replies: 17
Views: 384

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:52 pm   Subject: Tweaked Bumpers
Both my front and rear stock bumpers have been bent, is there a good technique to straighten them out?
  Topic: First time driving with the doors off
Thing68

Replies: 12
Views: 462

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:29 am   Subject: Re: First time driving with the doors off
Is it legal to drive with the doors off on public roads ??
  Topic: Tail Light Lenses
Thing68

Replies: 15
Views: 480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Tail Light Lenses
I got them from SoCal auto parts. I just snipped of a little at a time until they fit. I took off about a 1/2 inch, maybe a little less.
  Topic: Tail Light Lenses
Thing68

Replies: 15
Views: 480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Tail Light Lenses
I just installed some new after market lenses and had to trim the tin work that is on the lens. After trimming they fit great.
  Topic: Rear spring plates the same on a IRS 181 as a bug or Ghia?
Thing68

Replies: 11
Views: 401

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:13 pm   Subject: Re: Rear spring plates the same on a IRS 181 as a bug or Giha?
Wow... really appreciate you taking the time to look that up and post. Now to confirm what the A indicates? Thanks again!

The "A" generally means a revision to the original part. The orig ...
  Topic: Heater knob??
Thing68

Replies: 7
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: Heater knob??
Some kind of placebo switch. Makes you think your getting warm.
  Topic: Wheel Cylinders
Thing68

Replies: 5
Views: 432

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Wheel Cylinders
I do have the shoes adjusted nice and snug but still getting a soft pedal. The rears are fine (wheel cylinders horizontal). I just don't see how you get the air out of wheel cylinder that's above the ...
  Topic: Wheel Cylinders
Thing68

Replies: 5
Views: 432

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:04 pm   Subject: Re: Wheel Cylinders
Thanks, I was wondering if that technique would work.
  Topic: Wheel Cylinders
Thing68

Replies: 5
Views: 432

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:01 am   Subject: Wheel Cylinders
The front wheel cylinders on the Thing are oriented vertically not horizontal but the bleeder valve is in the middle of the cylinder. How do you bleed the air out of the upper half of cylinder?
  Topic: New turn signal flasher works ... almost
Thing68

Replies: 11
Views: 458

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:30 am   Subject: Re: New turn signal flasher works ... almost
Yeah, that works. Another mystery of the VW electrical system solved.
Thanks again Ashman.
  Topic: New turn signal flasher works ... almost
Thing68

Replies: 11
Views: 458

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: New turn signal flasher works ... almost
I have a feeling that the "K1" terminal on the DNI relay is power (12v+) output to light up a bulb which is grounded on the other side. It probably pulses from 12v+ to OPEN. The JBugs desc ...
  Topic: Walkure Down! Phoenix Rising (Rebuild Thread)
Thing68

Replies: 91
Views: 4540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Engine Fire, Walkure Down!

So you're saying a switch to activate a valve to close off the fuel flow via gravity?

How about just maintaining the car by replacing the hoses every 5 years and use clamps? I've owned the same V ...
  Topic: Walkure Down! Phoenix Rising (Rebuild Thread)
Thing68

Replies: 91
Views: 4540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Engine Fire, Walkure Down!
I think I would also install a fuel cutoff valve.
Where?

He had a mechanical pump that stops when the engine stops.
Either at the tank or just forward of the engine. The fuel tank is higher then ...
  Topic: New turn signal flasher works ... almost
Thing68

Replies: 11
Views: 458

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: New turn signal flasher works ... almost
Jbugs has this note about this issue with their flasher unit under tech tips.

"NOTE! If the Turn Signal Indicator Bulb does not blink when the turn signals are on, move the wire from the KBL t ...
  Topic: Walkure Down! Phoenix Rising (Rebuild Thread)
Thing68

Replies: 91
Views: 4540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Engine Fire, Walkure Down!
I think I would also install a fuel cutoff valve.
Where?

He had a mechanical pump that stops when the engine stops.
Either at the tank or just forward of the engine. The fuel tank is higher then ...
  Topic: Walkure Down! Phoenix Rising (Rebuild Thread)
Thing68

Replies: 91
Views: 4540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:28 am   Subject: Re: Thing Engine Fire, Walkure Down!
I think I would also install a fuel cutoff valve.
  Topic: Weak front brakes?
Thing68

Replies: 12
Views: 453

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 9:17 am   Subject: Re: Weak front brakes?
Old school automotive machine shops use to arc the shoes to match the drums.
Is there anyone who still offers arcing service? I know it's still used for motorcycles.
 
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