About The Thing Shop
The Dustman's have been in business for over 40 years. Originally known as The Trim Shop, Larry specialized in automobile (Mercedes, Porsche, VW) and aircraft interiors. Larry and The Trim Shop gained an outstanding reputation for excellent upholstery work with great attention to detail.
Michele quit her job as an office manager at a large corporation to devote herself fulltime to The Trim Shop. About 1985 Larry and Michele purchased a Thing for their trips to Mexico.
About 1995, VW of Mexico liquidated all remaining Thing (Type 181) stock to Larry and Michele. They decided to purchase all they could to bring back to the U.S. Eight tractor-trailer loads and one warehouse later, The Trim Shop became the largest vendor of NOS and quality replacement VW Thing parts in the world. The Trim Shop officially changed its name to The Thing Shop on January 2, 1997. We ship globally NOS and quality replacement parts that we had made just for us.
We continually look for new ways to improve service here at The Thing Shop. We enjoy an excellent reputation for the level of service we provide and we’d like to keep it that way. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. You can address any comments or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.