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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

Yes, I have been doing that daily, but unfortunately a lot of the ads are old and if the seller even gets back to you the part is already sold.

Yes, ideally a front clip would be ideal, but I am having trouble finding a decent one right now.

I was hoping someone had a stash or a old project that they were willing to get rid of.

Thanks for the suggestions

This is what I really need:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/7173020.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

This might work for a clip:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/vw-thing-bare-body-shell/6298865925.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the link to that. I knew I saw it a few weeks ago, but I though we had a deal on another body at that time so I did not save it and could not find it again. I will see if I can connect with the seller.

We really need the passenger side quarter panel and need it to wrap around the front where it connects to the flat panel that the VW emblem is attached to. We do not need it up past the fuel filler and to the door, instead we only need it up to the middle of the front passenger wheel-so basically just cutting that section and welding it in. If anyone has a lead on that wrap around passenger front quarter panel it would be much appreciated!

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

I'm assuming you tried http://www.thethingshop.com/ and also http://www.thingparts.com/ ?

I know Mike Basso at ThingParts has a large selection of used items.

Also, you may want to utilize the following Thing/Type 181 Facebook groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/443916379092755/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/VWThingsOnly/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2224737891/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/685935181448595/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

Yes, we got some parts from thethingshop, and I have emailed Mike Basso and passed on the info to my bodyshop.

That passenger front quarter panel is hard to find.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

Old, but you never know-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/255191118022181/pe...7619185193
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

For any of you that are interested in seeing the repair of this Thing check out the link Arrow https://www.facebook.com/pg/smittysautobody/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1230139207085926
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

It's looking good! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: I have owned my Thing since 1992 and some kid turned left in Reply with quote

The Facebook photos of the work involved are a cool touch from the body shop! I thought the machine with the hook and chain were interesting. I hope you get your Thing back on the road soon
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