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  Topic: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
joosty_chin

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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
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  Topic: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
joosty_chin

Replies: 9
Views: 540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:59 am   Subject: Re: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
The only issue I had using a 10 degree kit in my pre-runner style Thing is with dual carbs, I had to message the air cleaner on the drivers side to fit. other than that the kit works great. I hope tha ...
  Topic: Jack stand placement for front end to remove beam
joosty_chin

Replies: 3
Views: 150

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:29 am   Subject: Re: Jack stand placement for front end to remove beam
I'd personally put a jack stand on each side within the divot where the body mates to the chassis.
  Topic: Roll bars for use with hardtop?
joosty_chin

Replies: 5
Views: 163

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 am   Subject: Re: Roll bars for use with hardtop?
I have a 5 point from The Thing shop. Looks great and fits perfect under the hard top.
  Topic: Raised Thing Spindles
joosty_chin

Replies: 4
Views: 165

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:43 am   Subject: Re: Raised Thing Spindles
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This place did my spindles.
I have them off for now, much better for road driving.

I am not certain if they are still in business.

This we ...
  Topic: Raised Thing Spindles
joosty_chin

Replies: 4
Views: 165

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:34 pm   Subject: Raised Thing Spindles
Where could a fella get a pair of raised Thing spindles? I have tried to contact Bugzyla but have been able to and haven't seen fourm activity from him in years. I also tried to look into blind chicke ...
  Topic: Multitasking uses for your Thing
joosty_chin

Replies: 17
Views: 968

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:26 am   Subject: Re: Multitasking uses for your Thing
"Hermann", my faux Kubel, has a rear deck cover made from a bus panel, with the removable lid. It just fits two 5-gallon gas cans when I need to go to town and refill them.


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  Topic: Gouged/scored stub axle. Replace?
joosty_chin

Replies: 0
Views: 144

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:59 pm   Subject: Gouged/scored stub axle. Replace?
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I had a bearing failure that scored and gouged my stub axle. Do I need to replace this? Can I smooth this out and it be usable?
  Topic: what beetle tranny is compatible
joosty_chin

Replies: 7
Views: 393

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 am   Subject: Re: what beetle tranny is compatible
I have a stock thing trans just sitting around. However, I am in Omaha NE.
  Topic: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block
joosty_chin

Replies: 5
Views: 144

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:58 am   Subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block
Small screw driver for the win! Got it accomplished. Thanks fellas!
  Topic: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block
joosty_chin

Replies: 5
Views: 144

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block
I would've never figured it out. Ill try this!

Thanks!
  Topic: Changing to disc brakes on front
joosty_chin

Replies: 57
Views: 12590

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:19 am   Subject: Changing to disc brakes on front
My vote: The K-mann 5 x 130 4 wheel disk brake system that uses the old school Thing front caliper adapters, Ghia front disc brake parts.

I know this was posted a long time ago, but by chance, wou ...
  Topic: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block
joosty_chin

Replies: 5
Views: 144

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:04 am   Subject: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block
I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to remove the wires from the white connector block that connects the wiring harness in the engine bay to the tail light harness. How can I disconn ...
  Topic: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic
joosty_chin

Replies: 86
Views: 19890

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:33 am   Subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic
Thanks! I just ordered one.
  Topic: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
joosty_chin

Replies: 9
Views: 540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:38 am   Subject: Re: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
Ok, I bought the kit and took the pan, kit, and trans to a local VW restoration fella. I just got word that it is complete and ready for pick up. I will try to post pictures when I receive it back.
  Topic: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic
joosty_chin

Replies: 86
Views: 19890

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:35 am   Subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic
If these are for sale, please point me in the right direction as I'd love to have one or more!
  Topic: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
joosty_chin

Replies: 9
Views: 540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:59 am   Subject: Re: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
Well, the kit has been ordered. It should be a couple months before all is in place. I will keep you all up to date.
  Topic: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
joosty_chin

Replies: 9
Views: 540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am   Subject: Re: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
Try in the HBB/Off Road section. Those guys do bus conversions on the regular.

All I see in there is on those applications like a baha or tube style frame. I bought the kit (just waiting on it to a ...
  Topic: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
joosty_chin

Replies: 9
Views: 540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: 002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit
002 Trans in a 181 with 10 degree kit

Hi all, I found a bus to thing transmission transplant on here but can't find anything on the 10 degree kit where the linkage stays in the tunnel. I have the b ...
  Topic: Front beam rebuild (complete step by step needed)
joosty_chin

Replies: 5
Views: 830

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: Front beam rebuild (complete step by step needed)
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Is this an acceptable option for a rebuild?

I'll tell you though, this pulling out all the crap within the beam is for the birds!
 
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