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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may ask whoever does my engine rebuild for his opinion, and get him to do it.

I thought moving it forward would help weight distribution -- a carryover from when my Super was a quasi-German Looker. I also thought (without yet measuring) I may be able to go with a bigger battery.

I don't like the under the seat location, but I don't really have a solid reason behind my dislike. It is a little easier to get to when plugging in the battery tender -- especially now when my front lid is stuck closed. Rolling Eyes (I have the replacement cable and will figure it out in the near future.)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am loving seeing all the pix here. How does the non factory colors like those terrific dark greens effect the value? My thoughts are no big deal for most if they look sharp..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my anecdotal observations, a well sorted Thing is much more important to raising its market value than its originality (which does have some effect).

That said, some custom jobs reach a point where they are so much over the top, fetching a higher value becomes problematic as it narrows the number of potential buyers significantly. On VWVortex where radiator VWs are king, the ad section is full of slammed Dubs big on compliments and low on offers/buyers.

Of all custom features on Things, I think color is least important ... at least, I can't think of another factor less important.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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here's mine, antwerp belgium, the german bundeswehr 181 is as rot as you can imagine, saved from the scrapyard !

best vert ever !
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got my 73 today.. Towed it home about 40 miles. Then went driving!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALANSD wrote:
I just got my 73 today.. Towed it home about 40 miles. Then went driving!
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Welcome to the family. Is that towbar connected to anything else other than the bumper? Not sure if I'd feel comfortable towing from the bumper alone. There are only 4 bolts holding the bumper to the body (not the frame).
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

through the bumper quite solidly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:43 am    Post subject: Built in Germany , refined in Scotland Reply with quote

Here's mine in chronological order Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Mine! Reply with quote

This is my Thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Mine! Reply with quote

justabug wrote:
This is my Thing.


Nice & clean! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: Mine! Reply with quote

justabug wrote:
This is my Thing.
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Nice color choice. What kind of roll bar is on it and where do I get it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Looking good Mike!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Thanks! Finally on the road, just in time for winter Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Here is my latest Thing........

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Yellow one was Ex German Army, eventually got a top-chop will ask my buddy for some pics.
Orange one was a US civilian one with the air holes at the rear, it was brought to germany by a buddy, sadly the chassis was twisted pretty badly from a roll-over.
The two at the rear are also both ex-german army. The green one being my first car at the age of 17.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

My son pulled the hardtop off of his car this week. 70s & 80s here in Southern California already.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

My 74 Acapulco Thing. It is an original Acapulco but was repainted in the early 1980s to the white/dark blue seen here. 24,900 original miles.
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