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    1. Member zoom-zoom's Avatar
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      12-13-2011 08:28 PM #51
      I should note that I just went out and tried the one I have in the corner I picked up at a swap meet this year. 2 things, my car is way way to low to get it under, by like 4 inches and my beam is way way to narrow for it to fit....bummer. That leaves a few options but not many. If the beam isn't narrow and adjustable it's an easy fix....adjust the front up real fast for the trip...super easy....I guess that would be the only option haha.

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      12-13-2011 08:35 PM #52
      adjust the front up for the road trip yes. thats what i did.

      I also narrowed my tow dolly to fit the beam. if you dont have assess to a welder take it to some one and tell them to narrow the inside dimension of the up rights by how ever much you need to clear the beam. took me 30 minutes to do mine.

      bad part is you need a stock one then for the Thing then also. A narrowed one might work but i maybe to sloppy??
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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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      12-13-2011 09:02 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      adjust the front up for the road trip yes. thats what i did.

      I also narrowed my tow dolly to fit the beam. if you dont have assess to a welder take it to some one and tell them to narrow the inside dimension of the up rights by how ever much you need to clear the beam. took me 30 minutes to do mine.

      bad part is you need a stock one then for the Thing then also. A narrowed one might work but i maybe to sloppy??
      For me, I'll have to cut, bend and reweld from the looks of it. Not terrible.


      What beam is on the Thing?????
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      12-13-2011 09:11 PM #54
      Yeah that's about it. If you can do it yourself that's awesome do it.


      Things have the same beam as a bug same with ghia's
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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.
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      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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      12-13-2011 09:19 PM #55
      I found this on thesamba. Look familiar hahaha. Narrow your towbar the 4" to fit you beam and it looks like it will work on the thing. I wouldn't worry about the 1" difference really. Looks like you will be good.

      Quote Originally Posted by thrdreich
      I'm running a bug beam narrowed 3" with disc brake drop spindles, dropped ball joints(does make a difference). 5x130 Porsche pattern rotors, using ghia bearing and seals. right now I have the beam set to stock height and its still super low. I am also using the KYB at all corners, but this will soon change to airride.



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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.
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      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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      12-15-2011 10:39 AM #56
      HUGE UPDATE

      Got word JANUARY 14th the guys buddy will be bringing the THING all the way up like 1st planed.
      SET IN STONE


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      12-19-2011 10:43 PM #57
      the THING is running & already loaded up on the trailer awaiting departure.

      Come on Jan 14th

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      12-19-2011 11:07 PM #58
      Fookin awesome man.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
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      12-26-2011 07:50 PM #59
      O HAY MIKE!

      I know the ac isn't very welcome @ WBTB, but I think we need to invade it.

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      12-26-2011 07:54 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by AircooledKevin View Post
      O HAY MIKE!

      I know the ac isn't very welcome @ WBTB, but I think we need to invade it.

      I hope to be showing up in 1 AC & 1 WC Fo Sho 1 AC
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      12-27-2011 08:59 AM #61
      I'll be at wbtb with my ac. Last year the turnout was better than the first for sure. We keep showing up there may be a real class haha.
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      12-27-2011 10:23 AM #62
      WbtB March 25th 2012

      O Fo Sho AC taking over

      LVW has been getting a lot of new members that are AC owners & old members that are new AC owners

      Can't wait

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      12-27-2011 01:47 PM #63
      We all know who is going to win though. Same car that always wins
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      12-27-2011 01:52 PM #64
      Don't think it's going to be there this year. BUT that don't mean much since he will be bringing a very trophy worthy AC.

      Like all these shows i go just to hang, enjoy others & their cars.
      Everything i in 1 place is a WIN for me.


      I hope MWVF either changes the date BACK or has a much better show out cause i really want to hit that up with both cars.

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      12-27-2011 08:08 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by MicroCADDY View Post
      Don't think it's going to be there this year. BUT that don't mean much since he will be bringing a very trophy worthy AC.

      Like all these shows i go just to hang, enjoy others & their cars.
      Everything i in 1 place is a WIN for me.


      I hope MWVF either changes the date BACK or has a much better show out cause i really want to hit that up with both cars.
      Isn't the purpose of a show to be that as such verses a get together? My complaint is that the judging is biased which defeats the purpose of a show. I know I won't fair well at a show like that due the so called criteria used for judging. Don't get me wrong. I go to pretty much every show within 200 miles of me. You just can't help but notice how the show is handled. I don't go to win it's fun to just see what's new but biased judging and loosing to a car obviously of lesser(not saying his, other classes) upsets a lot of people. It's kinda like Treffen 2008 if you ever read about that haha. Fanboi is key to this discussion haha.
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      12-27-2011 08:24 PM #66
      Popularity contest ( i loose that sh1t all the time ) i'm in no way a kiss up. I love haters cause they just fuel the fire & push me harder to do better then they.

      There is a huge " click " here in the Ville one that i'm not even close to.

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      12-27-2011 08:50 PM #67
      Yep, so you know what I mean without going into further details. I still enjoy the show though haha. With that being said I placed 2nd the first year with the A4 but last year I didn't do well with the Pwagon(didn't expect to with that car btw haha) This year I suspect I will be the same as last

      MWVF was only down 20 cars this year btw. It was a slow start because groups from out of the area showed up a little later. Maybe they didn't realize the time change haha. I too hope they move the date back to something similar as to what it was. Most of the shows minus WBTB were at the end of the season so we crammed them all in at the end of August through the middle of October. Hopefully it will be a better spread this year. I will be going down to the Sevier show in TN the first week of May. Going to trailer the car down. Just can't do 7-8 hours in the Beetle haha. http://www.avwa.com/

      If you can make it you should. We are renting a cabin out in the woods. I expect to drink enough for at least 3 people that weekend
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      12-27-2011 10:25 PM #68
      I very well might be down for that show in TN. You got an extra spot in that cabin ? I would have to drive the THING. i'm down for an AC road trip.

      PM me with details on that.

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      12-27-2011 10:28 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by MicroCADDY View Post
      I very well might be down for that show in TN. You got an extra spot in that cabin ? I would have to drive the THING. i'm down for an AC road trip.

      PM me with details on that.
      Will do once we get closer. We are still finalizing everything. Right now looking for a place that rents 2 place trailers. We currently have only a single place
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      12-27-2011 10:40 PM #70
      Can't wait


      lol i still need to book a cabin for SoWo trying to make it a mini WORKING vacation for the wife & I.

      I best get on that

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      12-28-2011 04:50 AM #71
      Congrats, Mike! That Thing is dope! Love the Fuchs!













      P.S., all the cool watercooled "kids" have aircooled cars

      my '69 with my dad's 20th and my wife's old Rabbit


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      12-28-2011 08:16 AM #72
      Nice Bug

      Not all WC have AC. I think a lot do once over themselves & mature ( not about whos fastest or lowest ) OR was brought up in with AC cars.

      I could be wrong though

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      12-28-2011 01:06 PM #73
      Hi Mike and welcome. I chatted with you before about this Thing.

      Your question on the rear vents. You can remove those pockets on the rear and your car will already have the vents that the 73's have. you will just have some holes where the rivits were that attach them. it shoudl also be painted under them as well. They got put on at the factory after paint.

      BTW you def should ditch those seats. Can you say FUGLY!

      Here is mine. Still need to lower the rear more. Just waiting on some drop spring plates to come in.



      Ever have any questions feel free to hit me up.

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      12-28-2011 02:07 PM #74
      THANKS for the info.

      Man your THING is looking SEXY
      the polished Fuch wheels


      Yeah the seats kill me. Don't know if i want OEM seats though.
      I thing i need to make a show me your seats / front interior thread.


      I have found a matching hook with matching patina strips i might pick up & i'm thinking about getting the THING pro cut & buffed

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      12-28-2011 02:26 PM #75
      Is it the same hood I sent you a pm about thats on thesamba? If it is, you def need it hands down. The patina it has plus the patina'ed strobe stipe kit just cant be replicated. Thats damn near 40 years of mother nature doing her finest. It would really complete your car.

      As far as seats go I would recomend stock Thing seats. Reason being that if you choose to drop the windshield at shows or something you don't have highback seats poking up ruining that flat laid out look. I have some high backs in mine right now, but thats just because I am working on my stock ones. Getting some new plaid seat covers installed with all new cusions and whatnot.

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