All original 1973 Thing - wheel wells correct color?

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boabrams
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All original 1973 Thing - wheel wells correct color?

Post by boabrams » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:41 pm

I have an all original orange Thing but not sure if one of the owners along the way changed what is factory correct inside of the wheel wells. When delivered from the factory, what was correct for inside of the wheel wells, was it the color of the Thing (orange in this case) or black rubberized undercoating? If painted the body color, was the surface rough or smooth? How about from the dealers, were these typically undercoated with black rubberized undercoating? Mine appears to be orange painted over a rough surface on the inside of the wheel wells.

Thanks, Bob

champagne superbeetle
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Re: All original 1973 Thing - wheel wells correct color?

Post by champagne superbeetle » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:43 am

Original 14-inch Thing wheels were silver. I would have to look up the actual paint code if that's what you want.

boabrams
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Re: All original 1973 Thing - wheel wells correct color?

Post by boabrams » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:40 pm

Thanks for the follow up. I was referring to the inside of the fenders inside the wheel wells, not the wheels themselves. Hope that clarifies.

Thanks, Bob

VWWoody
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Re: All original 1973 Thing - wheel wells correct color?

Post by VWWoody » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:56 pm

I have an Orange 74 thing as well. Someone sprayed undercoating on mine. I believe that they were orange. I have an original brochure and they show orange

Woody

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