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    Thread: My 1974 Type 181 THING build aka "Gus"

    1. 08-09-2011 09:15 PM #1
      Happy New Owner of my 1st Air Cooled.
      A good friend sold this to me, and it had sat for over 14 years.
      rebuilt 1600cc dual port.
      its going to be something special once im done with it just needs some TLC
      here will be my scrape book ...






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      08-09-2011 09:32 PM #2
      i love these things. i will have one, one of these days.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
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    3. 08-09-2011 09:53 PM #3
      attempted too start it with my father a week ago and realized real fast that the gas tank had a slow leak in the bottom, still cranked over nice and sounded strong...after that first modification had to be the gas tank








      new gas lines and gas filter



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      08-09-2011 10:34 PM #4
      Nice!

      Are you gonna bring it back to the original color?

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      08-09-2011 10:58 PM #5


      this but in red... it would look SO MEAN.
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

    6. 08-09-2011 11:28 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 4supreme2gambino0 View Post
      Nice!

      Are you gonna bring it back to the original color?

      im so back and forth on the color right now, im not a fan of yellow so it wont be that, really not sure....and that beefed up wheelin THING is tuff.

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      08-10-2011 12:07 AM #7
      Had a Thing back in the 80's..Pounded the piss out of it out in the sand pits til she died.I just left her sitting there to become target practice for yrs. to come.

      We used to pound on cars back then...If I only knew. I was working at an insurance auction/bone yard place and got all the VW's that came in for free..I must have killed at least a dozen GTI's and Rabbit diesels, never mind the AC's...ahhhh to be young again.

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      08-10-2011 12:53 AM #8
      you used to beat around in the coventry sand pits, didnt you?
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      08-10-2011 07:50 AM #9
      Nope, the old Easton Ma. pits and the old railroad tracks. The tracks where awesome for dirt bikes, quads, and beat'n the sheet out of cars.

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      08-13-2011 03:42 PM #10
      Please take the fuel filter out of the engine bay and put it up near the tank. You don't want to burn your thing to the ground do you?

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      08-13-2011 08:59 PM #11
      ^^^^^^^^^ yeah what he said
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    12. 08-14-2011 07:48 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by weaponized kitten View Post
      Please take the fuel filter out of the engine bay and put it up near the tank. You don't want to burn your thing to the ground do you?

      o thanks, where is a better spot to put it? pics would be awesome, im new to this, so thanks for saying something otherwise id never know...went to the terryville bug in today and won first place in modified air cooled, in my aba swap mkII

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      08-15-2011 02:19 PM #13
      [QUOTE=Friedrich1985;73051093]o thanks, where is a better spot to put it? pics would be awesome, im new to this, so thanks for saying something otherwise id never know...went to the terryville bug in today and won first place in modified air cooled, in my aba swap mkII[/QUOTE]

      HUH??

    14. 08-16-2011 04:26 PM #14
      opps well i ment watercooled obvio lol

    15. 07-09-2012 10:38 PM #15
      well its been awhile since i updated this, and alot has changed, finally drove him down the road the other day! the best feeling, hands down in love with this car!! more modifications to come but for now im happy where its going.


    16. 07-09-2012 10:41 PM #16
      well its been awhile since i updated this, and alot has changed, finally drove him down the road the other day! the best feeling, hands down in love with this car!! more modifications to come but for now im happy where its going.



      My Friend Zack giving me a hand!









      Gus Gets all the Love.

      Last edited by Friedrich1985; 07-09-2012 at 10:49 PM.

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      07-10-2012 09:45 PM #17
      I like it... Things are growing on me... I am a big fan of some kind of roll bar for those cars though, something about death by rollover, doesn't appeal to me... lol... I will have to check back on this build...

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      07-10-2012 11:35 PM #18

      Quote Originally Posted by TRSuper75 View Post
      I like it... Things are growing on me... I am a big fan of some kind of roll bar for those cars though, something about death by rollover, doesn't appeal to me... lol... I will have to check back on this build...

      And seatbelts .


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      07-18-2012 07:04 AM #19
      love it...
      It is an ingenius solution to a problem that should have never existed in the 1st place...
      I like my ride quality, it makes my girls titties bounce...
      My mk2 16v http://www.vwclub.co.za/phpbb3/viewt...98235#p1298235

    20. 07-18-2012 02:55 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by MarshallGTi View Post
      love it...
      thanks means alot hopefully when more money comes in it will be looking even better

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      07-18-2012 03:50 PM #21
      cant wait to see it again dude nice work!!
      Why i cant stop modifying my cars?
      Old School is the s#@t!!

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    23. 07-27-2012 12:30 AM #23
      took my girlfriend to the drive-in the other night to see Ted! one of the best nights in a long time!




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      07-27-2012 06:31 PM #24
      hey dude if you need anything in particular for that "thing" let me know,i have taken apart 3 to make one...got a bunch of stuff left.

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    25. 07-27-2012 11:18 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      hey dude if you need anything in particular for that "thing" let me know,i have taken apart 3 to make one...got a bunch of stuff left.

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      hey thanks for the offer, i do need a few little things..do you have the front chrome trim rings that go around the headlights? and looking to get some hubcaps for the wheels...also looking on help to lower the rear? don't know if you have any knowledge on that? i picked up front spindles off a 70's bug that will lower it three inches, thats what im going to be working on next thanks again means alot

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