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mb Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:54 pm

http://superbeetle.de/bilder/showimg.php?file=/bilder/kaefertreffen/2007/steintribuene/P1020164.JPG





toydude111 Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:35 pm

toydude111 wrote:

I want that car!!!!


I have seen this pic before in an old VW book of poetry. I would love to find this car. I have also seen a pic of a Hebmuller pedal car, strapped to the back of a real Heb (may have been a radcliff?). Anyone have that pic?

erioco Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:47 pm

I think the photo of the pedal car on the rear of one of the Heb prototypes is of prototype #2.

Eric

mb Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:55 pm

notice the traffic, left site a DKW, in front the beetle and the truck, a great safety clearance :?

AND see on the speedometer, about 80 km/h, (50 miles) :shock:

the nuremberg townpolice

Scott H Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:07 pm


bwaz Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:37 pm

Some split factory photo's and a nice 25hp






johnshenry Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:40 pm

That last one looks familiar......


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bwaz Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:41 pm

no idea what it's origin is? Came in an old photo album

buggdude67 Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:53 pm

Minuet wrote: This is by far my favorite thread on this site. :D

Question, what is the split being dipped into in the above photo?

Someone correct me if I am wrong but I think that is a primer. It looks like the guys in the background are sanding that bug after being dipped.

79SuperVert Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:49 am

erioco wrote: Ref the 2nd vert shot Called 'A pretty Early Vert'
Picure #18 down.

I think that this is a pre 45 one off vert:

Any body else see anything or have ideas??

Eric

That is definitely a pre-war picture. The people in the cars and some of the spectators are not waving...those are Nazi salutes.

erioco Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:31 am

Note on "Very pretty early vert"

I did some checking and this is the V2 prototype that Porsche used, and was redone several times to keep its looks up to the latest prototype. The plate numbers change over time but the car is the same. This picture has to be post may 38 when it got the IIIA 42803 plate. According to Barber, the car was retired in the summer of 1939, but evidently survived to the end of the war??

This was the car that Hitler rode in at the end of the factory dedication ceramony.

Good find on the pic
Eric
PS Barber has a number of shots of the car interior etc in his book "Birth of the Beetle"

velkke Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:25 pm

This is an image from a Esso magazine ad from 1960. It does have the feeling of better happier times right ??[img]http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=393307[/img]

Anchovy Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:31 pm

velkke wrote: This is an image from a Esso magazine ad from 1960. It does have the feeling of better happier times right?

[img]http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=393307[/img]

helping hand on the image:


velkke Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:38 pm

Thanks, me Trainee, you Contributor :D

Brezelwerks Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:39 pm

toydude111 wrote: toydude111 wrote:

I want that car!!!!


I have seen this pic before in an old VW book of poetry. I would love to find this car. I have also seen a pic of a Hebmuller pedal car, strapped to the back of a real Heb (may have been a radcliff?). Anyone have that pic?

See my avatar. Lost the link to where it came from though, that was a cropped picture as well from a gas station scene.

Gary

Ninamashr Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:16 pm

Awesome pics! Am I seeing things or are those vert shells on the 3rd row from the left?


79SuperVert Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:20 pm

Ninamashr wrote: Awesome pics! Am I seeing things or are those vert shells on the 3rd row from the left?



I'll bet you those are sedans waiting for the roof sections to be welded on.

splitjunkie Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:07 pm

That is the pre paint body assembly area where they put the doors, fenders and hoods on and do any gas welding and touch up grinding before the dip in the primer tank. If you look at that one row you will see no or only partial rear quarter panels and no windshield frames. I agree with Ninamashr that these are probably partial bodies either for the Karman or Heb factory's. Another point is that the bodies were were spotwelded together in a large body jig so that is where the tops would be put on, not in this area.

toydude111 Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:12 pm

Yeah Gary. That's the one. I would love to find that pedal car. It would look great in my living room. 8)

johnshenry Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:20 pm

splitjunkie wrote: 79SuperVert wrote: Ninamashr wrote: Awesome pics! Am I seeing things or are those vert shells on the 3rd row from the left?



I'll bet you those are sedans waiting for the roof sections to be welded on.

That is the pre paint body assembly area where they put the doors, fenders and hoods on and do any gas welding and touch up grinding before the dip in the primer tank. If you look at that one row you will see no or only partial rear quarter panels and no windshield frames. I agree with Ninamashr that these are probably partial bodies either for the Karman or Heb factory's. Another point is that the bodies were were spotwelded together in a large body jig so that is where the tops would be put on, not in this area.


Yes and they have fenders on them. I can't imagine they would put fenders on before welding the roof sections on. I think they are being prepped for shipment to either a Kab or a Heb line....



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