Things West 2017
New Archive page for Things West
If you wish to be on the CA. 181 email list please email me directly. Jeff
More fun in the Amish backwaters of the internet: TheSamba Thing/Type 181 Forum
Another Great resource kubeltreffen181.com
The New www.vwthingregistry.com Please join us.
German Bucket List: http://www.kuebel-klub.de/content.php?mobil=0&item=30106
Links to 181 Data:
Vintage Promotional Materials:
Great 181 Magazines from the past: (click on date in table to see pdf files)
Type 181 Registry:
*March of 1994 name changes to "The Real Thing"
The Real Thing:
A progression of the Thing Registry and West Coast groups / Pacific Northwest
Great Thanks for 15 years of dedication to the Editor David Campbell!
181 Magazine: (name changes from Thing Stuff to 181 Magazine)
Thanks to Philip for taking over the last few years!
*end of the trail - Do you have more? I would like to add them.
N.A.T.O. "National Alliance of Thing Owners"
*After November 1996 name is changed to N.E. Thing
N.E. Thing: (Official Newsletter of the Northest VW Thing Association)
181 Magazine: (Michael's Art Shop)
A note on items above. Dates that are filled in are in my current possession. Blue hyperlinks will appear as time allows for scanning of archive. If you have items that I am missing and would like to help fill out this public 181/182 archive, please contact me. A great thanks to all that have contributed.
Magazines from the past:
- HotVWs-Sept-Oct 1973 - https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhEFUC6X_oDDmkKGKYwCJJbcHRBi
- HotVWs-June-1987 - http://sdrv.ms/UDhs9K - 6 door yellow "Safari Grande"
- HotVWs-April-1988 - http://sdrv.ms/OP82YY - "Safari Prequendo" – Shortened Thing
- VW Trends December 1987 - http://alturl.com/pn6qu The THING From Beyond
Enjoy and please feel free to download all of these if you wish. Here is a link to the Samba about this archive project.
Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) Maintenance and Service manuals for Type 181-In German
VW 181-Ein Wagen fur Manner, die durchkommen mussen – Fold out Brochure 8/1969
Another great Archive website The Obsolete Air-Cooled Documentation Project - BN4 info
VW Thing Shop Manual – Parts Interchange – Part Manual – Three Free Downloads!
Please note that I have made an attempt to contact all the 181 Volks that were responsible for these great magazines in the day. If you know them please let them know and find out if they mind.
Any feedback can be sent to me directly.
This page is strictly for fun and I intended no malice, disrespect to ill intent to anyone.
This page last updated July 2019