Resources for Volkswagen Thing Parts

Listed below are the top resources online to find parts for the Volkswagen Type 181.

****If you have a 181 or related VW Parts resource you want listed here contact us. is a comprehensive Volkswagen Thing website with links to forums, a complete VW Thing history, events, books and a full parts section including hardtops. Although features a somewhat dated design, this is one of the best resources online for the Volkswagen Thing.

The Thing Shop

The Thing Shop is a live retail store and warehouse located in Chandler, Arizona. Founded by Larry Dustman, The Thing Shop has been in business for over 40 years and operating under The Thing Shop name since 1997. From basic maintenance to off-road accessories, The Thing Shop carries everything a Volkswagen Thing owner would need. is the website for German Motor Works a California based VW Thing Parts and Restoration shop. Along with a full parts catalog this website features various articles and events information. is an enthusiast owned website simply focused to selling new and used parts for the Volkswagen Thing.

More Places to Find Parts

Although these websites are more general in nature, they are great places to find Volkswagen parts and accessories.