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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

😳😳😳😳 three Hundo???? Horee clap!!
That's a score!!

You can use that tail end to make a matching trailer!!(I have a carcass in the barn for such a project!)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

that would be sweet!!!!! I hadn't thought of that but it wouldn't be too hard to do and would be an awesome addition to the thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

have not learned the trick of posting links on the site

look up The Thing Shop, should be TheThingshop.com

bikini tops come with supporting bows and header. will run though around $450. The support brackets are around $60. They are worth it to keep the windshield from leaning to far back especially if someone has used a a grab handle over the years.

There are others making tops but the either snap over windshield frame or have a track riveted to windshield framer. Nothing stock/factory other than The Thing Shop.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

gotcha. I actually did visit the site and that one isn't too bad for it to be a factory fit. I hate the ones that have to put rivets in the windshield frame. that doesn't seem very smart on these old expensive rigs. When they want 450 bucks just for the lower windshield frame, I couldn't see putting holes in the upper frame. Does anyone have a good site on a possible how-to repair the lower windshield frame? mine is rusted out but only on the small square where the hinge mounts. The screws are starting to pull out so It will be one of the first repairs I do on this Thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

again lack of true posting skills, can only do pics.

If you search in Thing forum. Plug in windshield repair or windshield frame repair. There are a few. Other than that, there are generally couple ads in classified for complete frames. sometimes top or just bottom.

if you are handy with metal fab, just takes some time and patience. if not too handy, see if local club members or enthusiasts are around who don't mind helping out.

my son and I are/were self taught from pans, rockers to front qtr. little mechanical aptitude and good resources can go a long way

take a look in forum and classifieds..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

this is a picture of my Thing look for a brace on the rear torsion housing I thing it is only on a Thing frame I have cut mine for a rear sway bar.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:30 am    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

Yes, that is a Thingshop Bikini top. Here is a link to the top:

http://www.thethingshop.com/BIKINI-TOP/productinfo/181+BK-GN/
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

where all things made with 5 lug? as I have one that looks original but has 4 lug ? and when you look at it all the parts look original under neath the car
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

One clue as to the reason for the 4-bolt setup is the 15 inch wheels. 14 inch tires are becoming increasingly rare.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re: My thing has only 4 lugs Reply with quote

Captain Spalding wrote:
One clue as to the reason for the 4-bolt setup is the 15 inch wheels. 14 inch tires are becoming increasingly rare.


Agreed. Other "silver linings" are that the 4 lug wheels can be balanced by any tire shop on modern machines, and the 14mm lug bolts are better than the stock strip-prone 12mm lug bolts.
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