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  Topic: Boy Kissing Girl in a Volkswagen Bugs
jjrannauro

Replies: 29
Views: 23240

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:33 pm   Subject: Boy Kissing Girl in a Volkswagen Bugs
and folding shifters.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/338604.jpg

G'day! what is the story of this folding shifter? I'd like to learn more about it. Greetings
  Topic: What color is my Thing
jjrannauro

Replies: 15
Views: 5833

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: What color is my Thing
Out of curiosity are Ravenna and Tepeti green different names and codes for the same colour? L-65K vs L-67G. Can anybody link to a picture of a car that is Tepeti? The only thing google has found is t ...
  Topic: Thing color
jjrannauro

Replies: 6
Views: 3978

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Thing color
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1515005.jpg


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1515004.jpg
  Topic: Hitch hookup
jjrannauro

Replies: 5
Views: 595

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:18 pm   Subject: Re: Hitch hookup
Check here http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/thing_tow_bar.php
  Topic: Horns
jjrannauro

Replies: 34
Views: 7326

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:35 pm   Subject: Re: Horns
My Thing has the stock horn and "The Dixie" like General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard".
I play it with a button (the red one) I installed on the dashboard.
I only use this one when I ...
  Topic: Looking for a shift pattern decal for the dash
jjrannauro

Replies: 20
Views: 4932

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:37 am   Subject: Re: Looking for a shift pattern decal for the dash
Hi, some time ago I bought a set of stickers from the Thing Shop. This is a scaner of them so the size is right. Maybe you can have it done in a print shop.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/ ...
  Topic: My Birthday Present from my son
jjrannauro

Replies: 12
Views: 1386

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: My Birthday Present from my son
Very nice drawing. It's a piceless work of art.
  Topic: Vintage Thing Television Commericals
jjrannauro

Replies: 11
Views: 3810

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:56 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals
Here is a German TV commercial. I like it very much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA6MjYLi6ZI
  Topic: Acapulco Top Mounting Pieces
jjrannauro

Replies: 5
Views: 558

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:06 am   Subject: Acapulco Top Mounting Pieces
Top frame clip part number: N90254701
Top frame clip SET OF 2 part number: N0126481
WASHER, PLASTIC, TOP FRAME PVT part number: N012560P
  Topic: Wooden decorative dash panels
jjrannauro

Replies: 8
Views: 708

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:47 am   Subject: Wooden decorative dash panels
I have seen them, and I also have seen PADDED STRIPS made out of wood. I l like to think out of the box too. Since our cars are outdoors an topless most of the time, I think iti would be a good idea t ...
  Topic: How to put up the top.
jjrannauro

Replies: 7
Views: 533

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:32 pm   Subject: How to put up the top.
Go forward to minute 7:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwIJ6ZqMmgw
  Topic: What color is my Thing
jjrannauro

Replies: 15
Views: 5833

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:04 am   Subject: What color is my Thing
This make help: Ravenna Green L-65K (PPG 2583)

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1384237.jpg


I wanted to paint my Thing in Pop Lilac L-40M, but the painter couldn't prepare de color and ...
  Topic: Move seats back
jjrannauro

Replies: 7
Views: 596

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:35 am   Subject: Move seats back
Thanks for pointed it out, you are right, I forgot to mention that I reinforced the floor underneath with metal and changed the screws for the same reason.
Greetings.




Lost in translation.. : ...
  Topic: Move seats back
jjrannauro

Replies: 7
Views: 596

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:46 am   Subject: Move seats back
I think it would be best if you unweld the seat track and move it backwards where it is right for you and weld it back to the floor.

When I restored my Thing, I use 4 screws for each seat track and ...
  Topic: 1971 Original 181 Manual - English Version
jjrannauro

Replies: 14
Views: 885

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:42 am   Subject: 1971 Original 181 Manual - English Version
Thanks Mate, It's pretty cool.
  Topic: What year peashooter exhaust for 74 thing?
jjrannauro

Replies: 19
Views: 5072

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:50 pm   Subject: What year peashooter exhaust for 74 thing?
Hi,
My Thing has a Beetle exhaust, since I had already spent a lot of money in the restoration of my car and since the exhaust was still in good shape, I just took the car to the exhaust shop and I a ...
  Topic: 1971 Original 181 Manual - English Version
jjrannauro

Replies: 14
Views: 885

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:34 am   Subject: 1971 Original 181 Manual - English Version
Good finding! I'd would like a copy please. Thanks mate!
  Topic: 1973 Mexican Safari Tail Lights
jjrannauro

Replies: 9
Views: 1448

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:39 pm   Subject: 1973 Mexican Safari Tail Lights
Here:

https://www.facebook.com/JJ.Gonzalez.Mexico/media_set?set=a.10150837132596190.402408.683641189&type=3

http://www.thingparts.com/hella-universal-tail-light-oem-mexico/
  Topic: Correct Tail lights for 1971 MX Thing
jjrannauro

Replies: 11
Views: 884

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:30 pm   Subject: Correct Tail lights for 1971 MX Thing
I love the first generation Things, It seems you are going to be a bit busy but all the work will be totally worth it. Here is a Pict from one of the first 1971 Safaris built in Mexico. Greetins.

h ...
  Topic: What makes an Acapulco?
jjrannauro

Replies: 9
Views: 2171

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:16 am   Subject: What makes an Acapulco?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1314570.jpg

VW Thing Acapulco Roof
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/acapulco_roof.php
 
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