181 Swap and Sell

VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
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RICKERACER
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Postby RICKERACER » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:01 am

There is a used Thing top for sale on Ebay, I think someone was looking for one not long ago, Bob? not sure, I dont know how to add a link or photo, but "vw thing" in the search will get you there, no bids, and only $1
Thanks, Rick
tripicana
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Postby tripicana » Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:52 pm

anyone have a thing front beam? i dont really need the brake drums and backing plates. everything else, or just arms and spindles. thanks,
Joe
JB181
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Thing Beam

Postby JB181 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:24 am

I have a Thing front beam that has been cut and turned and arms and spindles, e-mail me at jbsurf1@yahoo.com


Jesse
Brad
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WTB - Thing front spindles and arms

Postby Brad » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:00 am

Hi Guys,
I am trying to get hold of some thing front spindles and arms for my buggies.

If anyone has some they want to sell let me know.

brad@customoffroad.com.au

Brad
surferdudedav
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Postby surferdudedav » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:58 pm

hello all, im a new thing owner, i have a 73' and could use a new top, preferibly tan, muffler, windows, windshield, window frame, hood.. i know it sounds like alot, but i just want "better" things for my thing.. lol. let me know what you got?
nelzyg
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Postby nelzyg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:47 pm

Looking for a 181 fan shroud.. anybody got one e mail me at raleigh3dflyer@hotmail.com

I'm located in wake forest NC just outside of Raleigh.

thanks

Nelson
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Kubelmann
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Postby Kubelmann » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:40 pm

A real OG 73 thing engine shroud is a sought after part. Expect to pay good money for one. Thye are never cheap. There are lots of after market shrouds that are free of the clean air ports that sell for much less.
Hoxviii
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Location: St. Louis, MO

Postby Hoxviii » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:23 am

I'm in need of a wiper motor. I'm coming up on inspection to get plates and it's the only thing I'm down to pass. Anyone have one that works that they're looking to get rid of?

Justin
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Kubelmann
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Postby Kubelmann » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:20 am

I recondition and rebuild VW wiper motors. Specializing in Thing wiper motors.
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IanEpperson
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Pieces and parts for sale

Postby IanEpperson » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:47 am

I'm in the process of changing out my engine, and I've got a few parts for sale.

Used oil bath air cleaner: $100
It's in good condition and looks a lot like this:
http://www.thethingshop.com/detail.asp? ... 181129613B
If you don't have one, you'll need to get an elbow - The Thing Shop has 'em.

Used oil bath air cleaner bracket: $20
Also in good shape. It held the above air cleaner on my car for the last 8 years.

Used Thing Shop divided header exhaust: $100
http://www.thethingshop.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=181DH
This one is about 7 years old. I sandblasted it the other day and my neighbor repaired (TIG weld) the two holes that it had. I can send pics of this one if you're interested. Also included are my old J-tubes - which are not sandblasted and are pretty cruddy, but will get you by until you pick up a new pair for $15ish.

Soon, I'll have my old tranny for sale as well.

I'm in Sunnyvale, CA. E-mail me to arrange shipping.
surferdudedav
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Postby surferdudedav » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:00 pm

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Kubelmann
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Postby Kubelmann » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:44 pm

Bump!!!!!
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Hotrodvw
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Postby Hotrodvw » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:37 am

Looking for a Thing fan shroud. If you have one at a resonable price, e-mail me at: egwaltney@centurytel.net. Thanks!
Eric
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IanEpperson
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Postby IanEpperson » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:05 pm

I bent my front lower driver side trailing arm in an accident and need to replace it.

Anybody got one they want to part with?
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Kubelmann
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Postby Kubelmann » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:31 pm

By posting his request here, Ian was able to his arm in days for a very good price. This system works.. HotrodVW: Vince has an original 73 Thing shroud for sale on the Samba classified ads. I seriously doubt you will ever find a original factory one that is "cheap"

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