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VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
germansupplyscott
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Post by germansupplyscott » Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:44 pm

Bob Ingman wrote:Thanks Scott. Thats an amazing transformation. Do you drive it much?
The before top is almost an exact identical to mine right now. Bob P.S. the star filter is a nice touch.
bob,

we drive it every day, but try to stay out of the rain. it is a very pretty car, but no trailer queen or weekend driver. we are well into winter here, so it is put away, but in the warmer months it is my wife's daily driver.

i did not use a filter for the star effect, it just happened, but i do like that little sparkle in the photo. i think it is because of a small aperture setting on the camera.

Jersey Thing
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Post by Jersey Thing » Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:00 pm

Ok so i am an idiot...the prior pictures were of when i bought it...this is the photos of what i have done so far....CAN u say Tard!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... c_id=99627

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... c_id=99628

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Bob Ingman
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Post by Bob Ingman » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:25 am

Joe that looks like a car to have fun in period. Bob

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Daviid
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Gallery

Post by Daviid » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:13 am

My car from hell http://type181registry.com/ThingFromHell.htm

Cheers,
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Bob Ingman
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Post by Bob Ingman » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:38 am

David , very interesting to say the least. That car certainly has its share of ups and downs. I have followed its phases from day one. Thanks for sharing. I hope all future changes are permanent and for the good of both car and owner.
If any of you thing owners are not registered with the Type 181 World Wide Registry David is the man to see. Bob

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Towel Rail
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Post by Towel Rail » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:40 pm

This thread really needs to get bumped into the current year! :)

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JB181
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Post by JB181 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:46 pm

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IanEpperson
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Post by IanEpperson » Fri May 12, 2006 7:56 pm

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I've a few more pics at http://ian.epperson.com/scrappy

(edit: fixed the links)
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Kubelmann
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Post by Kubelmann » Sun May 21, 2006 7:48 pm

Here is a picture of KubelPanzer today after a 350 mile road trip.

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Captain Spalding
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Post by Captain Spalding » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:25 am

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davidsigouin
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Photos of the Thing from Hell

Post by davidsigouin » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:20 am

Here are some pics of my 74. Started Sept 2004, Finished June 2005.
Repainted artwork June 2006 to change to true fire instead of flame job. I started with a rotten basketcase. Made and installed my own floors, rockers, nose piece, fender extensions, windshield frame and cut my own glass. 100% new braking system, rebuilt 1600.....All body and mechanical work done by myself, initial paint by myself, Artwork by Yves Genesse
Enjoy
Dan

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Older side shot. Colors now match hood and are done in True Fire

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True Fire Hood

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Shifter Knob gets a lot of comments.

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Local car show. Placed 1st in Best Import

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Kenny2428
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My dads VW Thing

Post by Kenny2428 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:15 pm

My dad's VW Thing, Rolls Royce

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Kubelmann
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Post by Kubelmann » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:43 pm

Great shot!!! Two great classic cars parked side by side. What a great pic!! Thanks for sharing it. K-mann

This is my 1,000th post

That makes me a milliposter... yipee

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Post by david58 » Sun May 27, 2007 3:28 pm

Not mine but here is one or two.
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Hot, humid air is less dense than cooler, drier air. This can allow a golf ball to fly through the air with greater ease, as there won't be as much resistance on the ball.

Chris300s
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Post by Chris300s » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:17 pm

Here's our '73. Being restored one paycheck at a time. The picture's from a party celebrating the fall of the Berlin wall.
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