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bullet nada
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Jo Whitson and I have cancelled for Paddy's Wagen. Our site is 092 Loop B if someone would like to make a reservation.
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Hi Gummy! See you at Paddys Wagens.
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Woody, I sent you an email. Member will come get it.
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Hi. Lisa here. New member, we have a 1970 Westy camper, in Cincinnati. Learned of the club last Saturday at the Plain Folk Cafe in Pleasant Plain OH. Hello
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Its been a long time. But I think I might be able to make an appearance Saturday at Paddy wagons. I won't have my 74 but would Be great to see you all.
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05 Mar : 12:28PM
Ok, Dixie, I thought someone you knew wanted the bus interior parts I have. It's been a while, so does anyone here want some interior parts? Like sink, pump, water tank, cabinets, etc., for a 70s VW Camper? In east Georgia, free to good home. Must load yourself. Under shed, somewhat covered with other stuff. If interested, woodyk34©hotmail.com
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Jo and Harriette I saw you guys got in loop B now. See you guys at Paddys Wagens! %%-
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Bring it back (1971 Thing)
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jeremyrockjock
Sun Jan 22 2012, 07:23PM

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Here is a Thing we bought last summer. The guy I bought it from drove it from Mexico in 2003. His wife finally convinced him to get it out of the driveway. I saw the ad on the samba and jumped on it. I had a 74 Thing but the idead of having a rare 71 was more appealling. When I first got it the plan was to go through the mechanicals and drive it but after getting into it I realized it needed more work. This thing had a good 100 pounds of bondo. Thus the journey begins.







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Awesome. Are you going to keep it a hard top?

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Fitting a donor rear from a 74











Not happy with the patchwork of the rearend I had so I kept my eyes out for another donor rear and found one for $100 in Philly. It was actually a whole body on a ghia pan so Amy and I drove to Philly to do some sight seeing and brought it home. Its from a 73 so it had the correct louvers and was in much much better shape



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nice nice and more nice.

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Unreal!

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jeremyrockjock
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I plan to use a soft top but keep the hardtop as an alternate.
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Where reduction boxes standard on Things. Nice work, as always. A buddy had one when I was AF in SD. We used take that thing places a 4x4 would only think of going. Love seeing these build threads.


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jeremyrockjock
Mon Jan 23 2012, 10:04AM

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Hey Dave, Reduction boxes were on 68 to 72 things. Since they were design for military service they were meant to be slow and offroad vehicals. The early things build in Mexico were knockdown kits sent from Germany so its basically the same as a german military thing without all the military trimmings.
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Very imressive work as always. That will be a great vehicle once again.
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