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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by Bill Murray » 11 Jul 2014 18:33

Hi Max:

Regarding your 128 photo, I will take a chance and say that I think it is a post war vehicle.

I can find no such Renault variant built before 1940, but the Renault 1000 KG truck introduced in 1945 and produced
until 1965 in a number of variants looks very close. As well, producer gas powered vehicles soldiered on in both new
and earlier versions for a number of years after the war.

Below are two photos of a 1945 version. Note that the tyre/wheel equipment is a bit smaller than your photo
and the wheelbase is a bit shorter but these are very early production or even pre-production photos.

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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by Maxschnauzer » 11 Jul 2014 23:53

Thanks for the ID, Bill. It does indeed look like a 1000 kg modified for Holzgas. I would say one of the earlier versions, as the later ones had the headlamps faired into the bodywork, but definitely postwar as you suggested.
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by carius » 08 Aug 2014 14:19

Image from ebay.de №400750851238
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by Maxschnauzer » 10 Aug 2014 03:55

What do we have here? A refueling station for wood burners? "Check the wood and don't forget to clean the windshield". :lol:
Looks like a '35 Ford in the forefront.
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by SIS 5 » 29 Sep 2014 18:58

Hi,

here a pic of a special gas vehicle, a Hanomag tractor type 55 old version I think (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by John Hilly » 30 Sep 2014 11:22

Can anybody identify this woodgas miracle in Finland?
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by Bill Murray » 30 Sep 2014 12:07

Hi J-P:

A Studebaker Champion, most likely 1939 year model.
A photo is below, showing the tail lights, the hubcaps, the rear window design etc. as identification tips.

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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by John Hilly » 30 Sep 2014 12:32

Thanks Bill. I knew I could trust you!

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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by carius » 12 Nov 2014 08:49

Image from ebay.de №201135041214
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by kerryboo » 21 Nov 2014 09:20

Sadly a bit of light intrusion on this shot, but an unusual wood-gas conversion on an armoured car. Perhaps for a driving school?
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by Maxschnauzer » 21 Nov 2014 10:21

Hi Kerry,
It looks like a Sd. Kfz. 222. I think you are correct that is a training vehicle since such an easily disabled armored car wouldn't be very effective on the battlefield. :lol:
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by glushenko » 18 Dec 2014 15:51

Ford
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by glushenko » 18 Dec 2014 15:53

Truck "Ford" with an open cockpit
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by kerryboo » 25 Dec 2014 11:22

Here is a lovely clear shot of an SS wood burner, although I am not sure of the vehicle type. I think it is from LAH, from the epaulettes of the left-hand soldier,
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Re: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank

Post by SIS 5 » 09 Feb 2015 17:08

Hi,

here a pic of French truck Renault type TI 4 AE with wood gas (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

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