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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Thing pickup Reply with quote

I have been told that was an optional model,VW Mexico sold them to farmers.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think i saw a vintage advertisement for one once. I seem to recall there were cows in the picture that made me laugh for some reason.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a thread about that style hard top, somewhere Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ho do you put cows in it? I mean they dont pass thru the door. Laughing

Unless you put them like that:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramp maybe?

I don't remember if there were cows actually in the vehicle itself or not. I wish I could find it online to share...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Thing pickup Reply with quote

this one is homemade
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that thing is bad to the bone!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VW Hormiga (Ant)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Thing shop used to sell those years ago with a toneau cover for the back area.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing pickup Reply with quote

bonampak wrote:
this one is homemade
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Now that is sweet!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing pickup Reply with quote

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I have been told that was an optional model,VW Mexico sold them to farmers.

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It could be an original one...

http://www.181spirit.com/menu/publicites_fichiers/pub_pick_up.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doc, that's the picture I was thinking of! I just couldn't remember where I had seen it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw one of those truck tops for sale for 50bucks (I think) in Socal a while back... There is a photo of this type of top on this post.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added it to the gallery, I hope you don't mind Doc.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uberautowerks wrote:
I added it to the gallery, I hope you don't mind Doc.


It is not for me to mind. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REPRO Kits anyone Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doc, that's the picture I was thinking of! I just couldn't remember where I had seen it.


I was going to say, it looks like a cattle car more than a pick up truck. Or a Mexican police truck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing pickup Reply with quote

bonampak wrote:
I have been told that was an optional model,VW Mexico sold them to farmers.

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They are real, I was told only 500 or so ever made.
A friend has one, they are nicely different when modified.

this site has one : http://qrowagen.blogspot.ca/2011_06_01_archive.html

Hard to come by !
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the link above:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He must have broke down, and that van is going to jump him off.... Wink

Or he had to dump his beer into the radiator, due to a leaky hose...? Rolling Eyes

That pipe work kills that one for me, but I Love the homegrown above!
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