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  Topic: Without a Hitch!
fccperdiem

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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:33 pm   Subject: Without a Hitch!
I have to say, after 1900 mile trip from Wichita to Maine, this bus has performed flawlessly! I drive her often and never take it easy. She has been faithful and reliable through countless family excu ...
  Topic: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
fccperdiem

Replies: 6
Views: 484

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
The uprights are 2' on the Beta. I may try to take it down to 1' but it would endanger the paint when installing bungee cords/tie-down implements. I had envisioned a 'spider-bungee net'' covering the ...
  Topic: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
fccperdiem

Replies: 6
Views: 484

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:07 pm   Subject: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
I knocked this rough draft together as a concept for a customer. I've fixed the bar alignment (after taking these pics), so everything is now symmetrical. What do you guys think?
https://www.thesamb ...
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
fccperdiem

Replies: 49
Views: 5701

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
Thanks, Mr. Waugaman. I can't wait to see it on your Thing!
  Topic: Valve ajustment and THIS happens!
fccperdiem

Replies: 25
Views: 2377

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 am   Subject: Re: Valve ajustment and THIS happens!
What does the oil soak accomplish?
  Topic: New 2017cc locked up during break-in
fccperdiem

Replies: 20
Views: 3013

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:17 pm   Subject: Re: New 2017cc locked up during break-in
All too often, I read about people's problems with their VWs, but rarely hear what actually fixed the problem. I thought I would close the loop on one of my little issues.

To recap... I tried to br ...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
fccperdiem

Replies: 8
Views: 552

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 pm   Subject: Re: Webasto Heater Retrofit
I am pleased to report that the Webasto is doing great! Temps were down to 28F a couple days ago, and the temp inside the cabin was 72F at a 1/3 setting. I reconfigured the flow to pull fresh air from ...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
fccperdiem

Replies: 8
Views: 552

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:23 pm   Subject: Re: Webasto Heater Retrofit
I ordered mine from Heatso.com. They initially sent me a diesel version, and I considered running it, but returned it for a gasoline unit.

The wiring was super easy to put together. My only gripe ...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
fccperdiem

Replies: 8
Views: 552

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Webasto Heater Retrofit
This is the heater: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1704844.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1704843.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1704842.jpg
  Topic: Rear Torson bushing change
fccperdiem

Replies: 10
Views: 781

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 am   Subject: Re: Rear Torson bushing change
What a great idea, Mondshine! Thank you.
I've gotta make one of these. Your idea is far safer than jacks, ratchet straps, chains, etc...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
fccperdiem

Replies: 8
Views: 552

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:28 am   Subject: Webasto Heater Retrofit
There was no way in Hell that I was going to endure another Kansas Winter without a heater in my DD. So, I finally installed my Webasto! It fits in the stock location with a simply fabricated bracket. ...
  Topic: Things West 2018 in Chino CA June 10th @ Blackstar
fccperdiem

Replies: 54
Views: 3393

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: Things West 2018 in Chino CA June 10th @ Blackstar
Sounds like an epic adventure. I'm in!
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
fccperdiem

Replies: 49
Views: 5701

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
Yes, sorry about that...$350. I have an ad in the Thing parts section with more info.
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
fccperdiem

Replies: 49
Views: 5701

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:15 am   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
I'll make them as and when they are ordered. I have some of the sub-assemblies pre-made, so a 7 day turn around should be reasonable.
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
fccperdiem

Replies: 49
Views: 5701

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
It took a while to get settled in to a new job, school, house, ect... but I am back up, and ready to start making Thing racks. Is anyone still interested in the lift rack?
  Topic: Aftermarket heater solutions?
fccperdiem

Replies: 22
Views: 1575

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket heater solutions?
They offer a gasoline version. The consumption rate for gasoline is slightly higher... But the benifit far outweighs the cost, IMHO.
  Topic: Aftermarket heater solutions?
fccperdiem

Replies: 22
Views: 1575

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket heater solutions?
I have been eyeing the Webasto Airtop 2000 for quite some time. Now that the UK elected to leave the EU, the price is down 20%!
  Topic: Kubel Treffen East 2016
fccperdiem

Replies: 121
Views: 14960

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: Kubel Treffen East 2016
Hi all. Driving the Thing in from Wichita, KS. I'm super stoked!
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
fccperdiem

Replies: 49
Views: 5701

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:43 am   Subject: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
Honestly, I dont know when I'll be able to make any more of them. My new job takes all of my time. Maybe I'll be in a better position to knock a few out around spring...?
I can say that I have tested ...
  Topic: How the car is "set up" and top speed/mileage
fccperdiem

Replies: 19
Views: 1501

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:03 pm   Subject: How the car is "set up" and top speed/mileage
My '73 gets 24mpg under a wide range of conditions. If I drive with a constant eye on the vacuum gauge, I might squeak out an extra mpg. In fact, I have to flog it pretty hard for a full tank to see a ...
 
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