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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Took some pictures...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Technically, I didn't do this "today" but this week.
Shaved the front turn signal from a fender, extended the rib - installing H4 buckets with integral signals.
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Filled the stock taillights & patched some rot under the decklid - installing early bus taillights (rounds).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

my Thing(and bus) Got a new home(detached garage)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Hardtop looks good on it!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Was out driving Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Beautiful weather for Northern OH in November. Turned 70,000 mi on the Thing while out on Friday.
Started working on my winter project I picked up over the summer, a hardtop. Took off all the old bolts, brackets and trim. Took the convertible top off and test fit the hardtop to see which holes I need to patch. I should have it ready to go when spring hits.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Hot Rod Harp wrote:
Very nice...Did you make them?


i got them from a gent on Instagram @locobus1
https://www.instagram.com/locobus1/
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Very nice...Did you make them?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:39 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Fitted some Duck Boards
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Picture perfect day in Ohio. Took my teenage grand-daughter for a long ride in the country. She loved it and so did I.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Completed the front suspension rebuild FINALLY -starting on the engine next
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Pulled my stock engine and trans.

2110cc and built Limited Slip trans going in soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

New top and frame went on today. Soon the exhaust and battery pan work will be done. Once i get it back i will work on the new windshield and all of the associated rubber trim
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Installed new engine compartment seals. Found a pretty good technique using a painters tool and a paint can opener. Cleaned and straightened the channel before starting
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I started with the bottom of the gasket inserted in the slot all the way around. Sprayed the top of the gasket with silicone spray. Inserted the paint can opener into the upper slot.
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put the painters tool under the paint can opener against the gasket, pulled down on the opener while pushing in with the painters tool. I used 2 hands to do it, I had the camera in the other hand while taking the picture.
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Once I got the technique down. it went pretty quick.
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Check while you are going along to make sure the bottom of the gasket is still in the channel.

I did the rear seal the same way, a little tougher but still easier than trying to slide it in the channel. At times I had to go back and finish pushing the gasket in the channel, I think it would have been easier with something a about twice the width of the paint can opener.
Another step towards being ready for summer cruising. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

and drove back from the shop
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June 1973 Pumpkin Orange Thing aka Othing L30H
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=711775&highlight=
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

sent it off to the shop to get some stuff done
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Finally got the valves adjusted. Cleaned up the valve covers. Got the twin carbs synched, and got to take it for a spin. The new wheels and tires make a world of difference and it runs great! Took the grand-kids with me and they had a ball. My next project will be finding a set of side curtains.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Monday February 3, 2020...I drove it!! A one day warm snap in Ohio...big rains a few days ago and the salt was gone from the roads. It was nice to get it out, even for a day!! Took some pictures too!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Went picking Mums
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

took her for a surf check after replacing the ignition switch

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