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kubelwagener
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Just bought this heavily modified '73. What can I say, I could not resist the cool WW2-era mods.

Does anyone know anything about the "Notek" lights/reflectors?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Nice! What kind of steering wheel is that? Looks like a split window beetle or barn door bus wheel? Got any close-up photos of it?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

love that green. I toyed with repainting mine a similar color using rubberized paint. But not yet ready for that
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

kubelwagener wrote:
Just bought this heavily modified '73. What can I say, I could not resist the cool WW2-era mods.

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Very cool!! Good find!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Looks good with the WWII theme ,gotta love green.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

I have no idea where the steering wheel is from-- the original owner passed away. It is evident he was really trying to make it look WW2 era. The speedometer is also different-- it simply has 1-100 (I'm assuming KPH), with the VW & gear symbol on top-- which looks to me like original or repro WW2 german speedometer. No oil or alternator lights, so I'll have to add those to the dash. Also of course I don't know what shade of green paint that is, any guesses?
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Not my Thing at 0.55
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Some fun in Vegas

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

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My 1974 Thing that I've had about a month now. The car is pretty much completely restored, except for a dune buggyish exhaust that I want to change out. Fun little car, and a daily driver back and forth to work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Flat green + blacked-out hub caps = nice! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Recently finished 74 for my wife.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

great choice in color and seat design
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Nivag,

That Thing is Gorgeous! Beautiful color for sure!! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Thx, colour is VW Dove Blue
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Yeah that one does look great, the whole Thing just fits together nicely. Makes me want to shop around for another steering wheel which is the one stock part I've never much cared for.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

I always thought a Beetle/barn door standard wheel would look great also.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

Here ya go...73 found in Bahamas

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

mjahrens wrote:
Here ya go...73 found in Bahamas

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That is an odd duck for sure! Shocked ! Welcome to the group, I hope we can assist in getting/keeping it alive!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of your "VW" Thing Reply with quote

someone got busy with the cut off saw! How does she run?
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