The Volkswagen Type 181 ?The Thing? was an updated version of the
German military's Type 82 Kubelwagen and was a two-wheel drive,
four-door, convertible, manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen
from 1968 to 1983. . Rather than using the Type 82's mechanical
setup, however, the Thing rode on a combination of a Beetle
driveline and a Type II Transporter suspension. Like the rest of
the VW lineup, the Type 181 placed the air-cooled, 1585cc engine in
the rear and use the motor's 46hp to drive the rear wheels. This VW
has been in Texas nearly it's entire life and is very solid. There
are no rust issues or rot, just surface scaling. An electric fuel
pump has been installed along with new wheel cylinders and newer
radial tires. www.kuyothbody.com Email [email protected] or call
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