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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:57 pm    Post subject: Correct Tail lights for 1971 MX Thing Reply with quote

Are these the correct tail lights for a 1971 Mexican Thing?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-split-bay-bus-type-2-19...mp;vxp=mtr

My Thing has the lower holes filled in with the 74 style lights poorly grafted on. I am currently doing the body work and I'd like to put the original style back where they belong.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe they would have used the two bulb "European" style.

like this:
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with the following lens
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,

I will cruise ebay looking for a set of those.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "US" Bus version tail light used a combined turn and brake light. Things (181s, Safaris, Trekkers,...ect) should have a four wire setup. All separate circuits.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reference picture.

This is what I have to work with...........


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hum... you need something like this...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/VW-T2-T2a-T2a-b-T1-Kubel-18...35e6f5d95f

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Hugo,

I order two of those from Ralf in Germany. He was really nice and agreed to ship them to me internationally.

If you know of any other places to find 1971 metal work please let me know.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The metal parts for the 181s are few... and sometimes rare...

You normaly find this ones on the german ebay:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/AUsENSCHWELLER-links-passen...339fbc6704

The inside ones also... hoffman-speedster also have them and other stores also (but hoffman are the cheaper)...

The floors are the same of the Karman Ghia...
http://www.ebay.de/itm/BODENPLATTENVIERTEL-hinten-...487c6557b2
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the first generation Things, It seems you are going to be a bit busy but all the work will be totally worth it. Here is a Pict from one of the first 1971 Safaris built in Mexico. Greetins.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Hugo,

I have been buying up a bunch of parts of the German ebay site.


I like the zebra Thing.....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
Oh! Nothing new... Just found this ones:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/VW-181-Kubel-Innenschweller...3aa5e519f1
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