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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 12 Apr 2015 22:49

These premium US brands certainly did attract the artistry of the German bodywork specialists. Here are a couple of shots of Buicks with some other exotica in the background. Not the greatest photos I am afraid, but interesting.
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 13 Apr 2015 00:28

Dayum Kerry!!!

Super shots and Thank You!!!!!
Nice 1939 Buicks which were also pretty rare.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 13 Apr 2015 15:32

Greetings Bill, and thanks again.
Here is an oddity. The "bike is easy enough, but lurking in the poorly exposed and focused background is what I take to be an umbau. It seems to be based on a ford chassis, but the curious thing is the double rear wheel setup. The body resembles a generic command-type cabriolet, but with the heavyweight rear end.
Has anybody any ideas, or has anyone seen another? I considered Dutch or Belgian vehicles, but could not find anything like this.
Many thanks for looking,
Kerry..
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 13 Apr 2015 16:47

Hi Kerry:

A remarkable shot and thanks for that!!

To my eyes, it is a 1938 or 1939 Ford but unlike anything I have seen before. It seems to sit fairly low to the ground, meaning it does not look like a 1.5 tonner but it has 1.5 ton wheel equipment including both the single front and dual rears. As you say, the body seems like a normal coach built command car.

I will keep looking, but for now I am a bit clueless.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 13 Apr 2015 17:25

Maybe like this monumental organ extension from exp. eBay.de http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_from=R40 ... 230&_rdc=1

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 13 Apr 2015 17:36

Hi Markus,
That does look like the beast, or another similar. It looks even more monstrous with people next to it for scale. The soldiers in your photo do not look like Police, but Wehrmacht, the motorcyclists in mine are Police, but, I guess, not necessarily connected to the cabrio.
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 14 Apr 2015 18:07

"Wish I'd have them twin rear tyres". From exp. eBay.de auction N:o 380521381472.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 14 Apr 2015 18:33

It is interesting to compare the relative size of Markus' Ford and this Steyr based commandcar. I know that the policeman is standing on the kerb, but there is definitely a difference in scale.
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by kerryboo » 14 Apr 2015 18:44

Or, indeed, the Horch variety,
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Maxschnauzer » 15 Apr 2015 03:05

Since this is a very interesting topic perhaps Christian or Marcus could split off the last few posts into a thread of their own, "Monster Command Cars" instead of leaving them amongst the umbaus? In any case, let's not forget that the Allies had some monster command cars of their own, like this Dodge:
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 22 Apr 2015 07:30

Chevrolet Kübelwagen from exp. eBay.de N:os 390521250472 & 271086373670.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 22 Apr 2015 07:36

Opel Admiral Mods from exp. eBay.de N:os 191420350550 & 110992050966 + http://www.ebay.de/itm/390843197561?ru= ... 26_rdc%3D1

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by Maxschnauzer » 22 Apr 2015 11:24

Ford V8 G81A?
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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by peeved » 26 Apr 2015 09:20

Ford Luftschutzwagen from exp. eBay.de N:o 111010139326.

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Re: Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 12 May 2015 17:02

Hi,

here another type of Umbauwagen, a captured Ford truck converted to an anti-aircraft vehicle (source of the pic: an expire ebay auction).

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