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1944 German Kubelwagen Type 82

I found some great pics today of an original Kubelwagen (or Kuebel-Wagen as the museum writes) at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington Nebraska. This Kubelwagen is a Type 82, and was built in November of 1944 for … Continue reading

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Finding a Volkswagen Thing For Sale

I tell you what, looking for a Volkswagen Thing is stinkin’ annoying. I’m sure everyone knows all of this already, but it’s still annoying. Things were only made in the US for 2 years, 1973 and 1974. So many others … Continue reading

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Lowered VW Bus. Volkswagen Vancake

This is awesome. Just another example of how these classic VW’s can be modified, customized and just simply changed in any way you can dream of. This Volkswagen Bus has been chopped and lowered so that it is only 3 … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Thing versus a Land Rover in an Off Road Competition

I love the VW Thing, but I admit, it’s not really the ultimate off-road vehicle. It’s got good hight, but not a lot of power, and it’s only two wheel drive. However, these videos are showing a comparison of the … Continue reading

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VW Acapulco Thing from the Mid America Funfest 08

Going to the FunFest was a great time. I got to see a number of Things, although not as many as I would have liked to. This one, however, was probably in the best condition of any Type 181 Thing … Continue reading

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