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VW Thing Parts

We carry a complete selection of classic Volkswagen parts for your VW Thing (Volkswagen Type 181). We carry the highest quality parts and accessories to help you restore your air-cooled VW Thing.

Our complete selection of VW Thing Parts includes the finest quality German replacement parts to the largest selection of VW Interior Parts on the planet.

If you are not sure what model or year your VW is, use our Vehicle Identification tool below.

Thing VIN Identification:

Always buy parts based on VIN numbers, do NOT trust the year written on your cars title. e.g. A beetle made in Germany early 1966 that sat on a US dealership lot till the following year. When sold, the vehicles title would state the car is a '67. Parts purchased for '67 may not fit a 66.

Not sure what your car is? Check the VIN number is located under rear seat on center tunnel Chassis ID Plate. Depending on year may also be either behind the spare tire (pre-69)or in the door jamb and on the dash (post 69-).

Information below is considered "stock original specifications" for VW's destined to the US market. Always double check with your vehicle before ordering parts. We are not responsible for discrepancies.

Production Dates

Chassis Number


Engine Number

Front End

Rear End

Lug Pattern


1973 VW Thing

1974 VW Thing

8/72 - 9/73
All 183 2000 001 - 183 3026 058 1600cc
Dual Port
AM 000 001 - AM 011 820 Thing Ball Joint (Drum) I.R.S. (Drum) 5x205mm 12 Volt

10/73 - 9/74
All 184 2000 001 - 112 3200 000 1600cc
Dual Port
AM 011 821 - AM 029 046 Thing Ball Joint (Drum) I.R.S. (Drum) 5x205mm 12 Volt

Special Edition VW Disclaimer.

Please note! VW did produce special edition models. These models may include the Sun Bug, Levi Edition, Baja Edition, GSR model, The Jubilee Kafer, The Volkswagen Europa Edition 1, Champagne Edition, etc. It is the vehicle owners responsibility to be aware of what model vehicle the upholstery is being ordered for. We apologize, but there are no returns on special order upholstery, including situations where a special edition vehicle is involved.

Upholstery for most models of Special Edition vehicles is not available. Standard upholstery will not fit!

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