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  Topic: Hot starting Problems 1974
hank0306

Replies: 3
Views: 657

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:07 pm   Subject: Hot starting Problems 1974
This works for me....try holding the gas pedal down while cranking. As soon as it fires off, remove your foot from the accelerator.

The Owner's Manual will tell you to keep it floored while cranki ...
  Topic: Speedometer issues
hank0306

Replies: 9
Views: 2151

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:25 am   Subject: speedo surgery
If it doesn't work, it can't hurt to take it a part. Mine started making weird noises and eventually died, so I took it completely apart, cleaned it, re-oiled moving parts with fishing reel oil. I fou ...
  Topic: How do I open hood when cable breaks?
hank0306

Replies: 8
Views: 2665

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:23 pm   Subject: How do I open hood when cable breaks?
I've had the cable fail and I ended up buying a #4 Philips head screw driver for my ratchet driver. Then I removed the screws securing the hinges and rotated the hood so I could manually pull the mech ...
  Topic: What is a ball park price to paint a Thing?
hank0306

Replies: 15
Views: 2036

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:24 pm   Subject: l
I took every quarter panel off, bumpers, doors stripped the interior, dash seats, everything including the motor and took windswhield frame apart. Handed the blaster and painter these parts to paint/s ...
  Topic: Looking for a purple Thing
hank0306

Replies: 11
Views: 1696

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:22 pm   Subject: Looking for a purple Thing
Um stalker?

That's funny Captain.....Why would you "desperately" seek a car that you once saw for sale?
  Topic: New Top Installation Price
hank0306

Replies: 12
Views: 1781

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:21 am   Subject: .
It's not that hard, just watch the Thing shop video...my wife and I installed ours in about 2 hours and we were working slow....if I had to do it again it would be a lot quicker....anyhow for $500, I' ...
  Topic: looking for advice on tranny gearing
hank0306

Replies: 8
Views: 1100

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:10 pm   Subject: looking for advice on tranny gearing
Wow, the anonymity of the internet let's people act like a dick. Well done. Calling BS was enough to make your point.
  Topic: Dragging jingling sound
hank0306

Replies: 10
Views: 1192

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:46 pm   Subject: Dragging jingling sound
Check transaxle...and CV joints....
Why don't you jack up the rear, put it up on cinderblocks, have somebody give it gas while you take a look from the side....I wouldn't crawl under unless your damn ...
  Topic: Empi Thing Exhaust
hank0306

Replies: 42
Views: 11480

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:45 pm   Subject: Empi Thing Exhaust
anyone have a stock 74 muffler system? I have the empi, it's loud, but functional....Sam W, insulate that oil line from the heat. Mine burned through on the 210 freeway in la, thought I caught on fire ...
  Topic: How would you paint the area under the windshield?
hank0306

Replies: 5
Views: 1264

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:36 pm   Subject: How would you paint the area under the windshield?
When I painted my Thing, I took the entire frame apart, it's easy. Seperate the glass and the rubber seal and all of the parts. This shouldn't take very long to disasemble, this will expose the area u ...
  Topic: NOS 181 complete beam
hank0306

Replies: 11
Views: 1505

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:57 pm   Subject: NOS 181 complete beam
I don't have anything to do with this auction, but at the price for that beam, you might as well buy the entire rolling chasis!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/74-VW-Thing-ROLLING-CHASSIS-100-comple ...
  Topic: Idiot lights
hank0306

Replies: 5
Views: 1271

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:40 am   Subject: Idiot lights
Thanks for all for the responses. Got it fixed, i miss wired it when I put the speedo back in....thanks again all for your quick and informative responses.
  Topic: Idiot lights
hank0306

Replies: 5
Views: 1271

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:37 am   Subject: Idiot lights
My generator/alt idiot light is no longer lighting up when I first turn the ignition key, I checked the light bulb it's fine, checked the fuses, I used my test light and got nothing...anyone have any ...
  Topic: engine removal q...did i catch stupid?
hank0306

Replies: 51
Views: 15921

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:05 am   Subject: engine removal q...did i catch stupid?
The previous owner did this to mine, makes it real easy to pull the engine.
Photos are from when I restored it..I thought all Things were like this until I looked at this site. It makes it easy to pu ...
  Topic: OMG please make it go away - Thing chop
hank0306

Replies: 28
Views: 9910

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:34 am   Subject: OMG please make it go away - Thing chop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIrhVo1WA78
  Topic: Soda Blasting
hank0306

Replies: 18
Views: 2593

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:05 pm   Subject: Soda Blasting
I don't remember the particular name of the media (Beta Max?). I just know that the material gets into everything. If I recall, it was some kind of glass material, it was the consistancy of very fine ...
  Topic: Soda Blasting
hank0306

Replies: 18
Views: 2593

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:21 pm   Subject: Soda Blasting
Sorry to have hijacked this post. Not sure of the primer type. I took it to a high quality paint shop to be painted and for repairs, they cut and welded in new metal where needed in front of the rear ...
  Topic: Soda Blasting
hank0306

Replies: 18
Views: 2593

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:05 pm   Subject: Soda Blasting
Engine out, doors off, door hardware on, windshield frame taken apart, glass out, hood on (should have taken it off), gas tank out, seats out, engine out, transaxle still in. All rubber parts, seals b ...
  Topic: Soda Blasting
hank0306

Replies: 18
Views: 2593

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:03 pm   Subject: Soda Blasting
Not sure if this helps, but I paid $375 to have mine media blasted...
  Topic: ever been rear ended?
hank0306

Replies: 19
Views: 3280

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:07 pm   Subject: ever been rear ended?
That really sucks, I hope that you are alright...
 
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