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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Maxschnauzer » 17 Dec 2014 08:18

SIS 5 wrote:Hi Markus,

thank You very much for posting and sharing these pics. Very interesting, above all the pic with the Graham Umbau. I think this pic was taken in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Regards

Bert
I thought that the scenery looked familiar!
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 17 Dec 2014 23:26

I cannot remember if this has been posted before, but this 1938 Chevrolet bears a marked similarity to the earlier Graham umbau. The construction of the rear bed looks very similar, as does the camouflage paint job. The uniforms are also very similar, Southern European at a guess, so Italy is a definite possibility,
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Jose85 » 18 Dec 2014 03:12

Hello,
I haven´t been here for a while lot of awesome new photos! Thanks for posting. For the "Umbauwagen series production" , as a oddball softskins geek :D -I´ve noticed some groups of vehicles with a simillar looking conversions-some of these were discussed on AHF. But i think most of them look too rough to be made by even "village" commercial coachbuilder, especially those open bodies on personal cars. (repair shop,carpenter, or blacksmith? :) ) The closed bodies-ambulances,radio cars,workshops... are other story.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 18 Dec 2014 21:42

Bare bones Horch and Einheitsdiesel mod. Exp. eBay.de auction N:os embedded in pic names.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 19 Dec 2014 08:14

Mercedes pair and a maybe. Exp. eBay.de auction N:os embedded in pic names.

Markus
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by spannermann » 23 Dec 2014 15:14

Hi,

The photo captioned as the "bare bones of an Einheits Diesel", I believe is really the chassis of a medium field car, Stutzrader.

cheers leonard paul

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 23 Dec 2014 17:47

spannermann wrote:The photo captioned as the "bare bones of an Einheits Diesel", I believe is really the chassis of a medium field car, Stutzrader.
Hi Leonard Paul,

Actually it was
Bare bones Horch and Einheitsdiesel mod.
, for the Horch above and the lorry below.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by spannermann » 23 Dec 2014 17:54

Ok Markus,

I misread your input, you had already said it was a Horch chassis.

cheers leonard paul

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 24 Dec 2014 19:52

Two more interesting US type umbaus, a rather unusual Oldsmobile and a Chevrolet, Kerry.
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 11 Jan 2015 12:29

Back on page one of the thread Bill posted a photo of a Gaz(?) cabrio. I recently got these two photos, which I think are somewhat similar. I am not sure if both represent the same car, but one had at least one hubcap and a folded roof.
What do you think?
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 05 Feb 2015 16:23

Hi,

here an interesting pic. Here You can see how they built an Umbauwagen out of a normal flatbed truck (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

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Bert
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 31 Mar 2015 11:07

Hi,

here a pic of another "Umbauwagen": a Mercedes-Benz type 290, a conversion from a car to an ambulance (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

Regards

Bert
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Apr 2015 23:47

Hi,

here another pic of an interesting "Umbauwagen": a converted Morris-Commercial type PU 8cwt with a Kübelwagen body (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

Regards

Bert
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 12 Apr 2015 21:29

Hi,

here another interesting pic of an Umbauwagen. Here a Plymouth 1938, if I´m not wrong (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

Regards

Bert
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 12 Apr 2015 21:42

An excellent find and Thank You, Bert!!

Chrysler products in general and Plymouth in particular were not very popular in pre-war Europe so you don't see very many.

Edit: I should mention here that Chrysler products were marketed fairly aggressively in Sweden and Finland and I have lots of photos of various vehicles from that company in my files. ANA (Automobiles Nyköping AB) in Sweden, the Chrysler importer just before the war, sold a lot of Chrysler products in those two countries.

Bill

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