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J Flare
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: 73 shroud Reply with quote

Is this for 73 Thing?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pts/992181640.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: 73 shroud Reply with quote

This is a shroud for a '73 Thing. See how it's a little flatter across the top? I'm 95% sure the one you referenced will work, but it's not a Thing shroud per se.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one in the craigslist posting is an aftermarket piece, not factory, and definitely not 73 Thing shroud.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattt wrote:
The one in the craigslist posting is an aftermarket piece, not factory, and definitely not 73 Thing shroud.


Yeah, that is an EMPI replica 36-horse shroud, definitely not the best performance piece. Check in the engine forum, Jake Raby compared some shrouds and that one scored very low, any VW-made 1600 shroud will probably do better. Being an older empi part, that might be better than the new ones, but still not a very good choice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note that the 73 shroud has the dog house. If it doesn't its a 40HP Stale Air shroud.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you

I new it was to good to be true but I thought I would ask anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the indent in center top front for the round air cleaner on a Bug?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kme_eone wrote:
Is the indent in center top front for the round air cleaner on a Bug?

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Yep. As far as I can tell VW modified the fan shroud stamping as little as possible. Kinda like how the early 70's Beetles still have "Z bar fittings".
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