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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Only one book Reply with quote

If you only had one Thing book, what would it be? I'm looking for a good restoration book. One that has body detail, as well as engine, and electrical. Also assume there is not enough owners to justify s magazine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

http://www.thethingshop.com/searchprods.asp

The service manual has body dimensions.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

74 Thing wrote:
http://www.thethingshop.com/searchprods.asp

The service manual has body dimensions.


VW THING SERVICE MANUAL & PARTS BOOK SET are a must have.
http://www.thethingshop.com/SERVICE-MANUAL-PARTS-BOOK-SET/productinfo/181+SM%2DPL+SET/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

I have had a Haynes manual for a Beetle since I got my first T-181 back in the mid seventies. It has served me well enough. I have a pile of other resources that I have accumulated over the years, but the Haynes is usually all that will get used.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

Wildthings wrote:
I have had a Haynes manual for a Beetle since I got my first T-181 back in the mid seventies. It has served me well enough. I have a pile of other resources that I have accumulated over the years, but the Haynes is usually all that will get used.


Love to see a picture of that one.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

Solomon Grundy wrote:
Wildthings wrote:
I have had a Haynes manual for a Beetle since I got my first T-181 back in the mid seventies. It has served me well enough. I have a pile of other resources that I have accumulated over the years, but the Haynes is usually all that will get used.


Love to see a picture of that one.


It is looking pretty sad at this point, a replacement would be in order but I don't like the junk paper Haynes is using these days, though maybe they have upgraded since I last checked.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

If we are talking general manuals I believe most Volk's consider the John Muir book to be Bible.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/books/general.php

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Only one book Reply with quote

that book was the first thing I bought after getting my other THING. It felt like an obligation to own it once I had a VW again. What a great read, with lots of good info. Bought it used off Amazon.

Its like the 100 projects for your Porsche 911 books from Pelican Parts.

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