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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

I bought a Thing jack clamp from the Thing Shop. I have a Stamped steel squareish jack with a hand crank on it that came with the 74 Thing when I bought it.
I don't know if the jack is oe equipment or not, but I can't get it to fit in the vw jack holder in the wheel well.
A picture of how they install would help a lot.
Thanks, Phil
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

Photos and description are taken from various Thing manuals.

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This is what a stock Thing jack looks like:

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Hope that helps . . .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

Thanks so much for that post. I now know I don't have an oe Thing jack and that's the root of my troubles in the install!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

Figured that, let's see a photo of the jack that you have.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

I have my original jack in the place it belongs, but when I used it last year, the weight of the car after 10 minutes, cracked the pan. I now use a floor jack if I have to work under the Thing. Be very careful with this.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

This is the jack I got with the Thing. I have since purchased the Thing jack I found in the Thing parts section. Thanks everyone.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have a picture of a vw thing jack installed? Reply with quote

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