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Post by eakanator on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:14 pm

new owner of a hopefully to be restored 74 Thing.
Didn't know this site existed until was searching the archives on the Chattanooga forum. someone had put your link in a topic
Had a 70 bug for a few years and sold it. then restored a 74 bmw 2002 tii. been having a itch for a Thing for sometime and just did some trading for the 74 Thing.
It's in a little worse shape than what I originally thought, but we'll get there. knew the turn signal switch was bad, so went to replace it and found there was not plug-in for it. someone had rewired the turn signal through a toggle switch. ( so hunting a wiring harness now), then found the bushing that goes through the upper steering column bearing is gone, so got to replace that along with the passenger floorboard, look at reverse(it's about gone), need some seats, etc
She'll be a project but we'll get her, got to, going to keep her for awhile. Still learning what all parts fit the Thing.
Thanks and hope to meet you all at some point.
Ron Eaker
Rome,Ga

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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:05 am

Welcome to our little corner of the web. I'm sure you'll find it helpful, here.
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Post by Grifspop on Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:37 am

Welcome to the Georgia Dubs forums!
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Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:07 am

welcome! alien
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:47 am

Glad you found us and good luck on the thing project!

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Post by ASBug on Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:12 am

I was wondering why you hadn't signed on here yet!
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Re: Hello - new thing owner

Post by eakanator on Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks all,
When I had the 70 bug a few years ago. just seemed the chattanooga group was closer when I needed something, so didn't really go outside the circle. With the thing, it makes you explore a little more, didn't realize there was Cartersville groups and such.
Ron

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Post by 57RTOval on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:00 pm

Welcome to the group, Ron. I picked up a 73 Type 181 early last year so I'm learning about them as I go. Let me know if I can help with anything. Post some pics of your project!
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:29 pm

Welcome to the forums!! cheers
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Post by 57RTOval on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:33 pm

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Re: Hello - new thing owner

Post by eakanator on Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:53 pm

Hi,
Thanks, saw those seats last week and e-mailed the guy. He said they were after market seats. Not sure what that meant. But thought they were pretty nice. Do you know anything about them?
thanks
ron

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Post by scott on Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:42 pm

welcome Ron. nice chatting with you the other day.
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Re: Hello - new thing owner

Post by eakanator on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Thanks same here. Will have to make it down your way one day, if I can break away..
Funny how you get started on a restore project, somehow you get consumed by it and hard to get away.

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