Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Barn Find THING, Full Restoration, 27,000 Original Miles.
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12  Next
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Thing/Type 181 Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Barn Find THING, Full Restoration, 27,000 Original Miles. Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Barn Find VW THING, Type 181, 27,000 miles. Full restoration planned. That's the barn in the background. Factory tires. Last driven in 1978.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
n0limdon
Samba Member


Joined: October 06, 2005
Posts: 192
Location: Cresco, Ia.
n0limdon is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice score, but wonder if it might not be 127000 miles.
_________________
"Lili Marlene"
Cresco, Ia.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
GodJockey
Samba Member


Joined: April 03, 2007
Posts: 240
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
GodJockey is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure is green this time of year in Chicago Very Happy I'm sure you got it over the summer, any progress?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


You are too clever...seems to be a continuity issue here!

The proper vehicle for flat towing a THING. Only 65 miles to go on the original tube tires.

Note the WWII, 2nd Panzer Div insignia, or possible gang sign on left rear.

27,000 was correct. It has the 1978 plates and registration/window sticker all attached. Front beam was new, still has parts tag attached. New IRS ZF limited slip in box inside. Factory roll bar is mint.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
lostinbaja
Samba Member


Joined: December 19, 2004
Posts: 3996
Location: Frankfort, Illinois
lostinbaja is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That poor Thing has spent a rough life for only 27,000 miles. Good luck on your project.
_________________
Jerry...
If it's being towed, it must be a trailer!
"Vee Grow Too Soon Oldt Und Too Late Schmardt"
RIP Morgan

My photos
http://www.manxgallery.org/gallery/album92
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Day 2. THING is in it's new home, safe and sound. No blowouts on the way home (original 40 yr old tube tires). Inspection & reflection. What's the overall condition in good light, and was this a mistake to take on in the first place?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


What's that smell? Mice were living inside the tunnel! Floor pan is dirty, but in red/orange primer. Looking for signs of the '70's in the ash tray and doors.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Original plate still attached.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hobie16
Samba Member


Joined: July 26, 2013
Posts: 209
Location: Maui
hobie16 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great winter project. We'll be expecting great things (pun?) when the snow melts next spring.
_________________
Don't be fooled by appearances. In Hawaii, some of the most powerful people look like bums and stuntmen.
--- Matt King

If anythingís going to happen, itís going to happen out there.
---Captain Ron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Niedersachse
Samba Member


Joined: December 13, 2013
Posts: 15
Location: Hannover, Germany
Niedersachse is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, nice one! If only my Things body had been in such a good shape when i got it.

Quote:
New IRS ZF limited slip in box inside


WANT! Drool
_________________
My Cars: 1970 1300 Beetle, 1970 Bundeswehr Thing, 1972 1302 Convertible (aka Super Beetle), 1978 T2 Westfalia, 2012 T5 Kombi. And: 1964 Knaus Monsun Caravan, 1969 0,5ton trailer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ohio_Style
Samba Member


Joined: July 09, 2007
Posts: 413
Location: You'll never leave Sparta alive, Ohio
Ohio_Style is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

randybriscoe wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Day 2. THING is in it's new home, safe and sound. No blowouts on the way home (original 40 yr old tube tires). Inspection & reflection. What's the overall condition in good light, and was this a mistake to take on in the first place?


Nice score. Your tires shop is going to love you when you replace those tires, we spend like 2 hours at the tire shop fighting the original tubes out of my 74 wheels
_________________
Matt Johnson
Relentless, unassailable integrity.
Empi Distributor
Watercooled VW Dismantler/Used Parts
65 Double Cab
Instagram- @ohiostyle_vdubs
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dagimp
Samba Member


Joined: July 30, 2008
Posts: 258
Location: Philly
dagimp is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn Find THING, Full Restoration, 27,000 Original Miles Reply with quote

randybriscoe wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Barn Find VW THING, Type 181, 27,000 miles. Full restoration planned. That's the barn in the background. Factory tires. Last driven in 1978.


How much for the cannon?
_________________
Buck

1973 Orange VW Thing, "Otto".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:19 pm    Post subject: Barn Find Thing Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Chassis has been removed and dropped off at the stripper. This is a chemical strip, and then it's off to the powder coat guy. The down time provided us an opportunity to test this fork lift drive engine conversion from Kennedy Eng.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Nick Schiro
Samba Member


Joined: April 07, 2005
Posts: 11
Location: Chicago
Nick Schiro is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am from the chicago area and just picked up a '73 from Cali. I was wondering were are you getting pan chemical stripped and coated?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Chassis is at Redi-Strip, in Roselle Illinois. Redi-Strip was a nation wide chain, "back in the day". I'm sure they are on the EPA's most wanted list. Was going to go with original statin black chassis type paint, but the powder coater thinks that the clean metal inside the tunnel, once charged, will pull the paint in. There are good size access holes both front and rear, so we'll see if paint gets in there or not. Powder coat because the new owner thinks he wants to drive the car year round! I guess he's thinking glass side curtains and the gas heater.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GI Joe
Samba Member


Joined: April 28, 2005
Posts: 1999
Location: Athens, TN
GI Joe is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Powder coat is still susceptible to damage(chips, gouges, nicks).... That exposes bare metal and rust will start again...... Powder coating because you plan to drive it "year round" doesn't make sense to me!

Awesome progress Ina. Short time though, can't wait to see it done! Sure looks like a VeRY hard 27k miles!..... Wink
_________________
'74 Thing, "Our Thing"....Blue 181
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4...p;start=60
'71 Beetle RPU
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8080337#8080337
www.NLEOMF.com
Respect, Honor, Remember
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: time removing the wiring harness Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


The disassemble continues, now we remove the wiring harness.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Barn Find Thing, "Spock's Brian" Episode. Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


This reminds me of the Star Trek original series episode called, "Spock's Brain". da da da-da-da da.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
oasis
Samba Member


Joined: December 12, 2002
Posts: 1989

oasis is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: Barn Find Thing, "Spock's Brian" Episode. Reply with quote

randybriscoe wrote:
This reminds me of the Star Trek original series episode called, "Spock's Brain". da da da-da-da da.

Brain and brain, what is brain? Laughing

I was actually happy way-back-when when Star Trek was given a time shift to 10 PM, although it ended up being not so good for the show. When I saw this episode opening the then-new season, the first thing I thought was they were going to ruin the show as they had with The Man from UNCLE. The latter tried to be "serious" again but it closed up shop as I must have been the last viewer watching.

I'm glad you can see the spaghetti of wires and see humor in it. It really is the perfect attitude.
_________________
Now: 2003 New Beetle Turbo S / 2014 Tiguan R-Line 4motion / 2013 Tiguan S / 1974 Thing Acapulco / 2002 Golf GLS TDI
Past: 2009 Eos Komfort / 1997 Jetta GT / 2002 Cabrio GLX / 2002 Passat GLS / 1971 Super Beetle / 1993 EuroVan MV Westfalia / 1981 Pickup LX / 1985 Vanagon / 1986 Jetta GLI
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
randybriscoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 26, 2007
Posts: 233
Location: chicago
randybriscoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Barn Find THING Type 181 Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


CLICK on PICTURE for more size. More original wiring pics before that special moment when, "it's only original once" is over. It's going to take more than "the teacher" to put this Humpty Dumpty back together again. This is down under the dash on the drivers side.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Thing/Type 181 All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12  Next
Jump to:
Page 1 of 12

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2016, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB