About The Thing Shop
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
The health and well-being of our staff is our primary concern and we are following the guidelines given by the governor of Arizona while closely monitoring current updates. We are doing frequent hand-washing and are regularly sanitizing all areas of human contact. Anyone experiencing or having contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms is required to stay home. Our staff members each work in their own separate areas and have no direct physical contact with each other.
In most cases, you will not have a delay in receiving your purchased products. Please order from the website when possible as it streamlines the process but if you need to call, we are currently answering the phone. If we miss your call, please feel free to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close our facility to walk-in traffic by the public. However, if you want to pick up your pre-paid order in person, we will arrange to leave your purchase in a secure location outside of our facility. In this case you can call prior to coming so that we can have your order ready for you.
We sincerely want to thank all of you for helping to keep our doors open. While understanding and practicing safe social distancing we are also acutely aware that our extraordinary staff members need jobs for as long as we can manage it. Small businesses will suffer during this difficult time so we welcome each order we receive and very much appreciate your willingness to trust us with your Thing parts needs. While staying safe, we will do our utmost to continue to serve you. We hope and pray for the safety and well-being of each of you and your families.
Larry, Michele and everyone at 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 our team provides and we’d like to keep it that way. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. You can address any comments or concerns to email@example.com.