1973 VW Thing custom convertible

1973 Volkswagen Thing for sale in Oceanside, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Oceanside, California, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Thing
Type: Convertible
Year: 1973
Mileage: 9999
VIN: 1832841292
Color: Orange
Engine size: 2.4L Toyota 2RX-FE 4 cylinder
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Foltz-built bus box geared for 150 HP
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Volkswagen Thing 1973

1973 VW THING - CA Street-Legal

1973 VW Thing. Why buy a UTV when you can drive both on and off road in an unlimited suspension, Toyota-powered VW Thing? Street legal and licensed in California. NO SMOG NEEDED EVER! Complete VW Thing body on custom-built Baja Shop chromoly chassis. Skid plates front to rear.

Seats two in roomy comfort, built for big and tall. Mastercraft seats with 5 point harnesses.

Long-travel custom fiberglass fenders. Aluminum paneled interior. Competition orange paint. Less than 3000 miles since built. Best of everything and everything barely used.

Toyota 2RZ-FE 2.4L 4-cylinder engine paired with Foltz-built ½-1600 VW bus race transmission geared for 150 HP motor. Jamar shifter. Ron Davis radiator with 2 fans. Fuel injection & electronic ignition. Duralite air filter. Diagostic computer jack installed. Low miles and reliable - will run forever.

Custom 3X trailing arms with Porche 930 long-travel CVs and axles. Microstubs with disc brakes in rear. Wide, long travel front beam with drums in front. Long travel Fox coilover shocks with reservoirs on each corner. BFGs on polished Centerlines and spare rim/tire under hood. Custom jack and lug wrench. Saco power steering. CNC pedals.

Custom wiring by Johnny Lightning. Full set of Autometer Phantom gauges including fuel tank level. Wipers & driving head/tail/running lights work. PIAA hi/lo and spot off-road lights. Wired for PCI radio. Sand buggy whip flag with light.

Ice chest rack over 14 gal aluminum fuel tank. Comes with custom bimini top. Still have original stock convertible top with removable windows. Custom canvas covers the engine compartment to minimize dust.

Rigged for flat tow and comes with tow bar and tow lights.

Dialed in and ready for cruising Coast Highway or the Southwestern desert. Custom dream car that really turns heads. Built for comfort and reliability. I love it but I just don't use it enough.

What is wrong with it? I add NAPA Stop Leak at oil change due to an engine seal leak....it stops the leak. Vintage wheels on right side are slightly bent and could be straightened. Front tires should be replaced.

What would I change? Front disc brakes and hydraulic parking brake.

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