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GSD_Master
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 73' Thing, slightly (*sarcasm*) improved from two years ago. It wasn't this nice when I bought it. Many hundreds of the improvements are out of sight though. I had to make it safe to drive, my poor neglected Thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Playing in the mud... you dirty Thing!!
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-Hiding by the St. Vrain
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-Big a$$ cactus!
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Thing pic's Reply with quote

Hi, I just got my 71 Thing and am in the process of making it mine. It had a 1600dp and now has a 1914 with the same weber progressive, but am gonna get some dual weber 44's or 48's. It had bus reduction gears and am in the process of getting a superstreet with freeway flyer from kcrtrans.com so I can get down the highway if needed. This is gonna be my only car so I need highway use. I know I'm double working myself, but I can only do things to her as I get the money and free time. I plan on pulling the body off for a sandblaasting and paintjob. Then I'll be working on the suspension. Here's some pic's in progress.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI,

I just purchased my 73 thing.
runs and drives like a stock VW.
well doesn't look pretty like others but
this is a starting point of the restoration.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A picture of my thing after addin a few daisies to her. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject: Here's our "Spongebob" Thing - It always draws qui Reply with quote

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Thanks Matty
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see....Das Dundarkuebel (aka "Thunderbucket"):

It's a '73. No, really. Seriously: I added the "wader boxes" and moved the mirrors.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My `73 181 - Originally sold in Alaska, when it was yellow, then into Oregon then into Southern California; where I purchased it from a die hard VW chap who was a newly retired carrier marine. Then I brought it back with me into the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 12 years. Currently hanging out in the Silicon Valley.
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More information about its adventures here:
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Thing Door Throughout Silicon Valley
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my '74. It's been in the family since new, and has been mine since 1994. It's back on the road legally as of today, after a few years of dormancy on the paperwork front. I took this photo for the insurance company, and am posting it honor of it's well-earned legal legitimacy...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 73 i just got,
been sitting for a few yrs but the PO is a reputable VW mechanic and drainded the fuel tank and carb... so i put new gas and battery in and she fired right up. redid the brakes and havent even washed her yet!
hope to get the title changed over soon and some insurance! Wink

i will run her asis(after the wash) and then maybe in a few yrs restore her.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Luni wrote:
Here's my '74. It's been in the family since new, and has been mine since 1994. It's back on the road legally as of today, after a few years of dormancy on the paperwork front. I took this photo for the insurance company, and am posting it honor of it's well-earned legal legitimacy...

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That's awesome! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first 181 from 1969..bought it last year from a german guy who purchased it from german army in 1980s to have some transportation when fishing..then he had some leg surgery and couldnt get to drivers seat..stored it for long years and then sold it to me..it was stolen from my hands three weeks later, in April 2006

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and this is my new..1971 military model

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
This is my new toy, after 10 years with a dune buggy, I'm cruising with that thing Think Smile

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more pic's here
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Ya gotta love the thing Reply with quote

One of my favorites.. Great rides guys..
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I posted some more in the gallery
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pic update: just put away for the winter... too cold roofless but looks better without it!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Our thing. Reply with quote

Here is a picture of our thing. We love it.

It looks more rusty then it really is because rust was painted on at the movie studio.

http://www.geocities.com/mzardeskas/mypage.html

sorry I was unable to get a bigger picture.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Our thing. Reply with quote

50FirstTHING wrote:
Here is a picture of our thing. We love it.

It looks more rusty then it really is because rust was painted on at the movie studio.

http://www.geocities.com/mzardeskas/mypage.html

sorry I was unable to get a bigger picture.

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Nice! I loved that movie -- Adam Sandler aside, my wife and I fell in love in Hawaii, and we went on most of our dates in my orange, rust bucket Thing. During that summer, she learned to drive a stick shift with that car.

I wonder if Drew Barrymore had to learn to drive a stick in a Thing as well...
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