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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cgs! One more to the road! Enjoy! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had a little time to mount the Method Wheels and Falken Tires up for the 73. Cool The car should be back from the paint shop next week so we can start the final assembly.

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been a while since i checked in, but i like your style.

still nobody running 16's on a thing yet tho...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sirswank wrote:

been a while since i checked in, but i like your style.

still nobody running 16's on a thing yet tho...


I haven't seen 16s on a Thing yet. My guess is Method sells a majority of these wheels in 15" to Class 12 and 1600 drivers and general desert VW rigs (baja, buggies etc). I took the car to my local Mom and Pop VW shop and they had never seen the wheel along with their other customers. You too can be the first one on your block/city/county with a set. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few minor updates. The yellow Thing will visit this weekend its first car show here in town. To mark the occasion I picked up the former local VW dealer license plate frame. Cool
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Next up is an aluminum top for the roll cage on the yellow Thing and then back to work on the lowered car.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice turnout last Friday. Two other Things showed up, but I forgot to take any more pictures. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We finished the aluminum top up on Saturday in the shop and decided to head over to the 40th Bug-In held in Fontana on Sunday. I entered for fun and ended up 1st in the Thing class! Fun weekend!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: After 20 years ... a Thing! Reply with quote

Time to dust off this old thread with an update. Very Happy My now senior in college is home for winter break and we pulled his yellow car out of storage. Still runs great and he enjoyed driving it on the 70+ degree days we have been enjoying.

I decided to go a different direction on the lowered car. I put the lowered beam into storage and put a Class 11 beam that I picked up with disc brakes that is slightly higher than stock. I'm going to run a set of 15" stock steel wheels with a 7.0-15 tire instead of the Speedmasters that will go on my bus. Slowly the body work continues.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: After 20 years ... a Thing! Reply with quote

I picked up the new wheels and tires. I went with a more stock look than the 7.0-15 tire I was going to go with. The car is also up for sale. My Bus project is coming up and I have to concentrate on one, so the Thing has to go. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: After 20 years ... a Thing! Reply with quote

someones getting a good deal on a project where most of the hard work is done already!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: After 20 years ... a Thing! Reply with quote

Said goodbye to the 74 yesterday. Heading eastbound to Pensacola Florida. I can say that it is much better than when I found it. Cool

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