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bljones
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:25 am    Post subject: Thing/181 Web Resources Reply with quote

Sometimes the answer to the question is knowing where to look for the answer to the question. Below are some of the Info links I have found handy as I work on my 181. Please feel free to add to this list. I have purposely left out Thing owner showcases- if you have a website devoted to your Thing, post it in the "pics" sticky.
If you have a website devoted to your thing, keep it to yourself.

I have also not included commercial sites: support those who support The Samba.

General Info-

VW 181 Facts and Figures- aka "Hanno Spoelstra's Site": http://www.geocities.com/vwtyp181/

The Thing Organization: http://www.thething.org/

The Type 181 Registry: http://www.type181registry.com/

The Thing Ring: http://e.webring.com/webring?ring=thing;list

Brochure Scans: http://www.cassidy-online.com/thing73/info/ads.html

Period Magazine Article Scans: http://www.cassidy-online.com/thing73/info/reviews.html

PJ Macua's EuroThing Site: http://www.geocities.com/pj1macua/home1us.html

The VeeWiki: http://www.eppx.com/veewiki/

Wiring Diagram: http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/thing.gif

Useful threads
Wiper motor and wiper motor rebuild
VW 181 Fastener inventory
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's alot of info here:
http://www.geocities.com/vwtyp181/181index.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TimGud wrote:
There's alot of info here:
http://www.geocities.com/vwtyp181/181index.htm


That's Hanno's page. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add www.vintagebus.com to the list for VW wiring diagrams.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfw1985 wrote:
Add www.vintagebus.com to the list for VW wiring diagrams.

Added. thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing/181 Web Resources Reply with quote

bljones wrote:
Sometimes the answer to the question is knowing where to look for the answer to the question.
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General Info-
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PJ Macua's EuroThing Site: http://www.geocities.com/pj1macua/home1us.html
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Thank you for including my site in this list.

The new address is: www.181spirit.com

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a catalog from JBugs and they have a ton of stuff for the Thing.

You can find them at www.jbugs.com... The only annoying thing is that their online catalog isn't so great recognizing part numbers, so some of the parts (like complete wiring harness) aren't found when you look them up online.

But they get the catalog out fast! I got mine within 3 days of requesting it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Technical knowledge sources for repairs. I recommend an aircooled Thing owner pick up:

John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive for the Compleat Idiot book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1566913101/qid=11...p;n=283155
Bentley's official VW service manual http://product.half.ebay.com/Volkswagen-Official-S...4QQtgZinfo
The Rocky Mountain Thing Owner's Club CD http://home.att.net/~stswest/ROMTOC.html
Bug Me videos http://www.bugmevideo.com/

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Above picture courtesy of Captain Spalding

All very useful resources for technical information.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The VeeWiki has moved to its own site:

http://veewiki.com

The Thing page is here:

http://veewiki.com/TheThing

Feel free to update/add/edit the content!
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Facts and smalltalk about the 181:

http://vw181.skynetblogs.be/

Nothing technical or grand, just an always growing page about our car.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ziviler181er.de/index.html

3D photo gallery: http://www.pbase.com/guif/vw_181
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out www.romtoc.com Please register and post some pictures of your Thing there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Type 181 Registry: http://www.type181registry.com/

I have some problem with this page, it's not the usual one, it's now a page about "The Campbell's of Washington" Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Type 181 Registry: http://www.type181registry.com/

I have some problem with this page, it's not the usual one, it's now a page about "The Campbell's of Washington"


Came back to the correct page now!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has the VeeWiki site gone away? Can't find it......
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://veewiki2.webfactional.com/TheThing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thing : http://sbz.skynetblogs.be/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A book... with toys. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://vwandco.skynetblogs.be/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Thing/181 Web Resources Reply with quote

This is sorely in need of updating:
bljones wrote:
VW 181 Facts and Figures- aka "Hanno Spoelstra's Site": http://www.geocities.com/vwtyp181/
Sad Dead (Geocities is gone)

bljones wrote:
The Thing Organization: http://www.thething.org/
Sad Dead

bljones wrote:
The Type 181 Registry: http://www.type181registry.com/
Confused Not dead, but hasn't been updated in a long long time.

bljones wrote:
The Thing Ring: http://e.webring.com/webring?ring=thing;list
Confused No longer seems to be Thing specific.

bljones wrote:
Brochure Scans: http://www.cassidy-online.com/thing73/info/ads.html
Period Magazine Article Scans: http://www.cassidy-online.com/thing73/info/reviews.html
Very Happy Still there, still helpful!

bljones wrote:
PJ Macua's EuroThing Site: http://www.geocities.com/pj1macua/home1us.html
Sad Dead and gone with Geocities

bljones wrote:
The VeeWiki: http://www.eppx.com/veewiki/
Sad Dead. This was a very old address, but VeeWiki is gone anyway.

bljones wrote:
Wiring Diagram: http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/thing.gif
Confused Still there, but the Samba's own wiring diagram links (courtesy of Capt. Spalding!) are far superior.
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