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► Photothread: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 29 Aug 2014 18:35

Since the Beute- and Umbauwagen has been renamed to a more restricting Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service I'm starting a new one for Umbaus.

"Dechroming is for wusses; I want to see bling when I pimp my Blitz." From http://www.ebay.de/itm/191061726533?ru= ... 26_rdc%3D1

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Post by peeved » 29 Aug 2014 18:54

"Frankensteyr" with 2 cm KwK and a MG 34. Photo from Der Deutsche Sportflieger 4/1943.
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Post by Bill Murray » 29 Aug 2014 20:27

Me Likey!!!

1938 Oldsmobile and a 1938 Chevrolet both umbau types. Both ex ebay shots.

I loved the Opel/1940 Chevrolet photo. Was there any explanation? The auction is completed so no details.

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Post by peeved » 29 Aug 2014 20:47

Hi Bill,

There was no caption for that photo and can't recall if the seller mentioned which of the eight group of negatives depicting the career of the 7th Infantry Division it was from.

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Post by peeved » 29 Aug 2014 21:12

Opels: Olympia Kübel pair; Super 6 Kübel and Super 6 with a Hilfsschleppachse (exp. eBay.de auction N:os embedded in the pic names).

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Post by Bill Murray » 29 Aug 2014 22:31

Just for fun, umbaus are not restricted to WWII.

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Post by peeved » 30 Aug 2014 07:30

Quite so,

Here a post-war VW Kübel woodie from exp. ebay.de N:o 351048370897.

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Post by Bill Murray » 30 Aug 2014 11:14

Ford or GAZ umbau. Never have seen another of these.
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Post by SIS 5 » 31 Aug 2014 08:25

Hi Bill,

what an interesting pic of an Umbauwagen. The rear part seems to be from a mittlerer Einheits-PKw.

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Post by kerryboo » 31 Aug 2014 09:26

Hello Bill,
That is beauty, never seen anything like that before. Perhaps a limited run of some sort? It looks too intricate and involved to be a "field" conversion. The spare wheel mount alone would be a triumph, and the wheels suggest a Gaz AA base, a truck rather than a car. Intriguing, thank you.
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Post by Bill Murray » 31 Aug 2014 21:41

Hi all:

I am still unsure exactly what I found here. As Kerry says, the wheels are AA, whether Ford or GAZ I am not sure.
The proportions of the body would indicate to me that it may be on an A chassis but the angle of the photo could put us off the course.

The basic design certainly seems to mimic the style of the German Standard Medium Passenger Car so I would imagine it was built by them.

Hopefully another member here has seen a photo of a similar vehicle and can add some further comments.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 01 Sep 2014 12:24

Mobile outhouse conversion to the left; Say Morris-Commercial C8 FAT. From exp. eBay.de N:o 251456455404.

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Post by Alanmccoubrey » 01 Sep 2014 14:47

Markus, am I imagining it or is that "penthouse" built on the Quad made of wood ?
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Post by peeved » 01 Sep 2014 15:33

Hi Alan,

Looks woodwork-ish to me too.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 01 Sep 2014 15:44

See what happens when you start a new and interesting thread, Markus!!!!!

So much for Time Management. :lol: :lol:

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