Thing Gas Tank

VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
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Thing Gas Tank

Post by rlowery » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:59 am

New to the Thing world. Can I purchase a vw beetle gas tank for my 73 Thing without modification?

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Thing Floor Pans

Post by rlowery » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:00 am

Can I use a floor pan from a beetle or a ghia for my Thing without modification?

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Re: Thing Gas Tank

Post by Marc » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:18 am

`68-`74 Beetle/'Ghia tank should fit with no modification (early `68 had a weird oval inlet neck, those tanks are obsolete). `75-`78 FI Beetles had a larger outlet line but the smaller pipe/nut from the older tanks will fit them. Through late `73 'Ghias used a balance coil fuel gauge, their senders aren't compatible with the thermal gauge used in Beetles & Things.

Thing floorboards have the same overall shape as those from a `Ghia, but they have different "ribs" stamped in...'Ghia parts will fit if originality's not an issue to you.


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Re: Thing Gas Tank

Post by Busman36 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:16 pm

My thing fuel sender and gauge were inaccurate. Indication was a bit over half full when the tank was filled. I finally was able to obtain a new sender. However the indication remains exactly the same. Anything else I can do to get an accurate quantity reading? Is there any kind of adjustment I can make?
Thanks.

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Re: Thing Gas Tank

Post by Busman36 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:58 am

Most informative data on fuel sender and gauge.
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