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Solomon Grundy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

Update: The item below will be sold through copellos
Please go to John
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Over the decades as Things brake on my car from daily use there are a few items I have found to replace or upgrade them so I can continue to role though life in a VW Thing. One item I found to be very hard to find are the mirror extensions. The side mirrors get bumped and hit and the extensions need replacing over all the long adventures in my car. I have found that the aftermarket ones being offered are of low quality and the threads at the tip brake off. This rather difficult issue of the tip broken an inch down a small shaft is no fun to extract. Fortunately, I have friends in a machine shops that have the easyout and other tools that can take the broken tip out so I can still use my original parts; not an easy task. So I was very pleased to find one of my buddies at Bugorama who has his own machine shop, and in the past refurbished my Karmann Ghia door hinges to better than new, is now making 181 mirror extension out of high grade stainless steel. I was so excited about his new item I decided to buy a set and use them as one of the raffle prizes at Things West 2017. Although these are not chromed they are quite nice. The aftermarket ones you can find online are about $40 for one, and the OEM units are nearly unobtainium.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

I would like a set and might even be looking at 2 sets.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

COOL I will keep you posted, and a big Thanks to Germanbilly for being the master judge at Things West 2017, you rock. Hope to see you next year my friend. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

Sure, count me in for a set. Cliff W. in western Pa.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

I will take two also...also how about the printed vw 181 emblems also...as seen at BlackStar 2017...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

I have a set of stainless steel extensions that I purchased from Kubelmann a couple of years ago. Used with a high quality set of standard bus mirrors they work and look great. The stainless and the chrome looks very good together. The extensions will most likely outlast the mirrors.

Unfortunately he has lost his source for machining his version and therefore he currently has none for sale.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:14 am    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

These extentions pictured are mine...and are only adv thru me..they are not adv thru thing parts...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

That is the exact mirror extension I worked for years with various designs to create and offer to VW folks. I have a small number of the originals remaining and have located a machinist to do a production run but,,,,,,, Now sadly, they are being copied by another machinist. That is part of the free market scenario (I suppose)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

Yep ....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

John does the best stuff. Please see him for the Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions. Cool
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These extentions pictured are mine...and are only adv thru me..they are not adv thru thing parts...

John copello


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: Re: New high quality Stainless Steel Thing mirror extensions Reply with quote

Serendipity is alive in the VW Thing world. I have located a new machinist and a new production run of my ( "ORIGINAL" Since 1996 ) RoMTOC Stainless bilet CNC VW Thing mrror extensions are being produced as we speak... Like many things, quality VW Thing parts come and go but newcomers are always welcome to freshen up the crowd...
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