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Richard Fosse's 73 VW Thing Project

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Richard Fosse's 73 VW Thing Project

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Richard and Sherri Fosse made several posts on Facebook about a fun project: a 1973 VW Thing:
Fosse 73 VW Thing.jpg
They picked up the Thing in March of 2014:
Picking up the Thing.jpg
The steps of the reconstruction were detailed on their FB pages. I have captured several of their posts and created a PDF (attached) that includes descriptions of the process as well as several photos.

Richard passed away recently. It was obvious that he loved this project and I wanted to document some of his work.

Richard Fosse VW Thing Project.pdf
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Re: Richard Fosse's 73 VW Thing Project

Post by darryl97420 »

What a great car! I can see that as a toad that would get as much talk as the tow vehicle.
1978 Eagle 05, 8V71, Jake Brakes, Alison HT740, Original caps front and back
1986 Eagle 10, Cummins NTC-300, Alison HT740
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