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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: TYPE 23 WWII Reply with quote

Decided to build something to tow my Kubelwagen to shows with and a dry place to sleep without putting up a tent. This is what ive come up with...... Wink
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This one has a hard timber body on the back used as a radio shack. Mine will have timber sides and a canvas roof.
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This is my base vehicle, a 1999 Ford Transit truck. Its diesel, 5 gears and pulls like a train. To get the front right i will have to move the engine and gearbox back along the chassis about 2 foot to allow for the Citroen grill and front wings.
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The back will have a timber flatbed with timber sides and a canvas roof. Should be nice and dry inside for camping at shows Wink
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I have just bought this bodyshell which is very very similar to the TYPE 23 cab. By using this it will save me weeks of build time.
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This 'poor' photo is of the rear of the car body. Im going to use this to construct extra seating in the rear for friends and family etc. You will not see this from the outside as it will be hidden behind ammo crates and appear as a 'load' in the rear of the truck. Passengers will access the rear seats through the front passenger door and climb through ito the rear.
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It all sounds a bit confusing, but when ive done some sketches i'll add them here which will explain it better (i hope) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

where is the i like button Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nut and I like it !
You know I think it's quite possible to find a 23 body for a good price in France...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm AMAZED - again! If you pull this one off as well there will be no words to describe my respect!

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that explains your search for a traction grille!!!

there's another Citroen that could supply a suitable front , I think it's called a B2, and is much more plentiful, hence cheaper.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Guys for the kind words Very Happy

Etienne, yeah i could probs get a type23 body but would have to cut it around to make it fit and add a rear section to it for the extra seating. You know me i like a challenge, Laughing Wink

Breninfrance, B2? Arrr i see, ive never heard of one, but will have a look on Google Images and see what it looks like.
The 1937 traction Grill is perfect because it is the exact part they used on the original build and unlike other year models, the 1937 has the starter handle hole in the right place, the others are all too high Sad
If anyone hears of an early traction grill and all 3 parts of the bonnet, i would be very interested in buying it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked out the B2 model and its completely wrong in shape Sad
Back to the 1937 Traction Avant hunt Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, your mad in the head, I like it! Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Cheers Harley, someone's gotta be i guess, might aswell be me Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done a couple of sketches although the camera has let me down a little, but you should get the idea of what i want to acheive Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy THIS and drop transit drive line innit.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow tony!
those are some great plans you have there mate!

every normal person would have bought a H van but your doing it the hard way, again!!
I like it allready and sure that you finish this challenge with a lot of neckbraking turning heads Very Happy

one thing though are you an german spy?
you like that stuff way too much man! Twisted Evil

keep going and work your magic Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

German spy?????? Laughing Laughing
No Brammie, im a military vehicle nut and really like the german stuff as its so much more interesting than the british and american vehilces.
Even the camoflage patterns were unique to the german army as the boring old brits and yanks just threw green paint over everything. At least the germans looked at their surroundings and adapted their vehicles and clothing to suit Cool Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a look at your link Olli Shocked .
Lovely truck but a bit pricey though Wink .
Also i need the extra seating in the back so i will stick with my idea. I hope to build and finish it for that sort of money Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TONY ENGLAND wrote:
German spy?????? Laughing Laughing
No Brammie, im a military vehicle nut and really like the german stuff as its so much more interesting than the british and american vehilces.
Even the camoflage patterns were unique to the german army as the boring old brits and yanks just threw green paint over everything. At least the germans looked at their surroundings and adapted their vehicles and clothing to suit Cool Cool Very Happy

what was the name they had for that
o yeah, german gründlichheid Rolling Eyes
but your right there army vihicles are far more interesting
and you build them based on our beloved french rust

I used to be a WWII freak back when I was young now telling the stories to my kids
damn I'm getting old! Evil or Very Mad
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