181 Swap and Sell

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Postby CopperBaja » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:04 pm

baja5 wrote:No worries, I just picked up a couple of things that have rusty bodies, and are getting turned into more Desert style cars, so i have a bunch of stock stuff to unload.


Give mattt a holler, ya Thing peddler. :lol:
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1973 thing parts

Postby jeff 9900 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:50 pm

i just got done restoring my 73 i have many good reusable pieces left over all 4 windows with good frames poor plastic that has been redone,complete top with frame top has holes and the header piece needs to be welded or replaced,almoit all rubber moldings in good shape i just replaced them all cause i could. thats the major stuff let me know if there is any interest in some or all or something i did not mention.
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Re: 1973 thing parts

Postby DannyK » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:18 pm

jeff 9900 wrote:i just got done restoring my 73 i have many good reusable pieces left over all 4 windows with good frames poor plastic that has been redone,complete top with frame top has holes and the header piece needs to be welded or replaced,almoit all rubber moldings in good shape i just replaced them all cause i could. thats the major stuff let me know if there is any interest in some or all or something i did not mention.

What area are you in Jeff? I may want a soft-top frame if you still have it. Thanks.
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Postby DannyK » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:19 pm

CopperBaja wrote:
baja5 wrote:No worries, I just picked up a couple of things that have rusty bodies, and are getting turned into more Desert style cars, so i have a bunch of stock stuff to unload.


Give mattt a holler, ya Thing peddler. :lol:

Do you have a straight driver's side door ?
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby baja5 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:22 am

Not that i am selling, sorry. Got a few rear bumpers left, and some safari rear seats, and a stock oil bath air filter. Not much else.
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby green181 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:21 pm

Kubelmann,
I would like to level the stance of my 74 Thing. It is all stock, including the tires, and the back end is lower than the front. I prefer either level or slightly raised in the back. The torsion arms in the back have the spring plates only about 3/8" from the stops, so I'm thinking that going one notch further on the splines would be too close to the stops and still not much lift. What I am thinking is to get some taller 14" tires for my stock 'wide 5' rims. Do you have any recommendation on where to get some? Local Discount tire had nothing.. Thanks
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby david58 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:11 pm

green181 wrote:Kubelmann,
I would like to level the stance of my 74 Thing. It is all stock, including the tires, and the back end is lower than the front. I prefer either level or slightly raised in the back. The torsion arms in the back have the spring plates only about 3/8" from the stops, so I'm thinking that going one notch further on the splines would be too close to the stops and still not much lift. What I am thinking is to get some taller 14" tires for my stock 'wide 5' rims. Do you have any recommendation on where to get some? Local Discount tire had nothing.. Thanks
-Green181

Welcome to the STF green181. You could notch your spring plates and keep your tires.
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby helowrench » Sun May 09, 2010 12:35 am

Got somebody that will probably need a front beam, or at least the thing specific trailing arms (does anyone know the pn's ?)
and she is looking for a hard top.

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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby Kubelmann » Wed May 19, 2010 7:51 pm

The Thing beam is 181 400 025 for a 73/74
upper torsion arms are 181405103 (left)
181405 104 (Right)
Lower arms are 181405 151 (left) 181 405 152 (Right)

Note:
When there is a right and left VW part the left part ends in an odd number and the right side ends with an even number
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby Titaniumxrc » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:18 pm

Hi I'm looking for a rear view, and side mirrors, seat belts, visors, and the "VW" emblem for the front.
Jim at:
TitaniumXRC@yahoo.com

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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby Ghia4me » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:04 am

Hello - looking for a "thing" project ---- Father - son deal (mostly father I bet) my 15 yr old son picked a 181 --- after I told him "NO" to 914 - beetle - dune buggy ....... for his first driver (it will be mine ) that he can use ------ in Savannah ga but willing to pick up with in about 500 miles --- nice 2 day road trip with the kid ----- thanks 912-210-017 5 Scott
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby Kubelmann » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:28 am

Let the group have some idea about your budget for the project. That might bring more responses. K-mann
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby bobsthing » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:31 am

Want a Left hand driver curtain frame to make a toll window and burger friendly screen
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby Kubelmann » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:48 pm

If you have a bare metal frame, you can turn it into a left or right. I have a local guy who is now recovering bare frames better than new. I do have bare metal frames available.
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Re: 181 Swap and Sell

Postby RWK » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:00 am

I have a rusty thing pan and rusty (between beams) ft beam,(stripped) has rear trailing arms attached. Jack points, battery tray,pedal area out to edge gone, seam rust along dr. seat tracks, and along tunnel, some holes, P.M. for pics, best offer.
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