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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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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
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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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