Thing Gallery (show Your Thing)

VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
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Bob Ingman
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Thing Gallery (show Your Thing)

Post by Bob Ingman » Fri Jun 21, 2002 2:12 pm

This is our place to show our things. Please no pun intended. This is an automotive oriented site.
Recent changes at the samba have deleted files we were once linked to. This is a link to our own STF gallery. http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=54482

Recent additions not shown in photo would include headlight protective cross wires, two sets of lights on front bumper, alunimum diamondplate runningboards ect.
Whos next? Bob Ingman
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letmeehan
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Thing Gallery (show Your Thing)

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Post by spaeth@gorge.net » Fri Feb 07, 2003 6:59 pm

I finally got picks of my car up on the Net. Check them out at:
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIn ... 551161&f=0

Craig
the Gorge

Thingguy
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Post by Thingguy » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:49 pm

http://www.type181registry.com/Gallery/ ... rtsman.gif
This was our Christmas card a couple of years ago.
Scott

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Post by BobMiller » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:16 pm

And now for something entirely different. I sent him a note about his thoughts of it being from 1962. www.geocities.com/metaltabz/181.html

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1966 MANX SR2 (Karma Coachworks), 1974 VW THING

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Post by upcruiser » Fri Apr 18, 2003 3:38 pm

This is an older photo of my Thing. It was taken around '85. It became my first car when I was 16. It has really been a great vehicle. It was used for everything from camping trips, hunting trips, ski trips, and daily transportation. It never failed to surprise people with its offroad abilities, it was a fun, dependable work horse. I've had it in storage since '93 and hope to get it back on the road soon.
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Post by Izzitfast? » Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:25 pm

http://www.concentric.net/~vdragon/Thing.jpg
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Here is my 73 which has a growing identity crisis. A previous owner put the 74 pods on and a lot of good honest resto and improvisation time - this was originally orange, but you have to dig really deep to find a trace. I'm going with the slightly custom bolt-on stuff, especially to replace the expensive stock 181 P/Ns when they die. The local kids call it Shrek - so do the guys at work .... actually the first statement does it all.

Izzitfast (hell no!)

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Post by aircooledguy » Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:25 pm

Here's mine, always a work in progress.

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Post by rollin900 » Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:19 pm

I finally got some pics up of Miss Ugly!!!!!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/102195.jpg
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/102193.jpg

Eventually she will be Miss beautiful......In september, she gets the body removed, and sandblasted then primered......and by the end of Sept...new floorpans. That is half the battle with this one!

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Capn Skully
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Post by Capn Skully » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:54 am

Looks better than the one I picked up :D

The top is from my other thing...
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Post by Capn Skully » Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:03 pm

Bob, you are in Alaska??? You lucky dog you... Extra Nice Thing you have there.

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vwfleh
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Here are a few pictures

Post by vwfleh » Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:15 pm

Just finished putting 7.5"x17" wheels with 235/45 tires on the Thing and made a radio panel and glove box door. Image Image

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Thing glove box door

Post by vwfleh » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:16 pm

The latch is VW beetle 68 and newer. I used a washer painted black on the outside as a buffer. Flat metal for the door with some bends in the hinges to get it to lay out and have minimal gap around the edges. The radio plate is a Thing emergency flasher panel. Here is one picture and a couple links to more. Image
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/inde ... 113229.jpg
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/inde ... 113227.jpg

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