5 months ago

1973 Thing original and complete


3 Owner car. Never wrecked or damaged. P/O owned for 40+ years. Always garaged in So-Cal. 90,850 original miles. All stock with AM engine case, original to the car. Engine had a rod bearings up rebuild in the 1990's at about 70,000 miles. New rod bearings, rebuilt con rods, new pistons and cylinders, complete valve job with new exh. guides and valves, push rod tubes. Replaced clutch assy. and reseal flywheel. Pertronix ign. in stock distributor. The transaxle is orginal to the car, shifts smoothly, no gear clash or popping out of gear. Car was in storage for the last 5 or 6 years, the owner passed away, I bought the vehicle from his heirs about 3 months ago. Since then I changed the oil and adjusted the valves, rebuilt the carb. Replaced the brake shoes, wheel cylinders, master cyl. brake hoses. Repacked front wheel bearings, cv joints, resealed the differential and replaced the steering disc. Also cleaned the fuel tank and replaced fuel level sender. The convertible top and front header were replaced in about 2003, these parts were supplied by The Thing Shop in Phoenix. The windows are in good condition with no cracks or tears. Roll Bar and Front brush bar were installed by the dealer. Has an Erbspacher gas heater. The car was resprayed with the original Pumpkin orange at some point, the paint is vibrant and polishes well. the seats are in excellent condition with no sun damage. I, the seller, owned an Import auto repair facility in San Diego Ca. from 1980 thru 2000, I can attest to the claimed repairs and services described above, although I have no documentation. Work performed after 2000 was performed mostly by me.


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