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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Great new book with 1953 factory pics Reply with quote

Today I got a new VW book wich is loaded with 1953 factory Pictures.
Named: "Als der Käfer laufen lernte" by Bernd Wiersch.
In 1953 there was produced a very complex promotion immage movie by the volkswagen company. Named "Aus eigener Kraft".
That was shown later in cinemas and on official vw events.
Along with the film shooting there where made fotos wich had been stored ever since. Now this book releases them the first time.
A true treasure.
The whole process of making the cars is shown and also lots of the people wich where involved. A pleasure to study the details and I just have started.

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Here´s the "famous" Zwitter and 53 intake.


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These guys made your cars.


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Gearbox anybody?


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This Lady assembled your vent Windows.


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And this one made your hubcaps.



That´s a lot of glue!
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"Adjusting" the door openings!


There he is!! The guy that punched in your Body number.
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Now cover the childrens eyes. I would not have believed that without this picture.
But we see bondo here. In the factory!
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The book actually costs 39,- Euros.
Way more pics in than you saw here.
Great to study the details of the production.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!! Great find!!! Thanks for posting the pics!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool, my car might actually be in there Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another book in German I am adding to my collection. I think I am going to have to take a crash course in reading German because not being able to understand the text is driving me crazy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where might it be purchased in the states?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scvw wrote:
Where might it be purchased in the states?


Amazon will sell it to you.

ISBN-10: 3768836878

http://www.amazon.com/K%C3%A4fer-laufen-lernte-Ber...nd+wiersch
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usariemen wrote:
scvw wrote:
Where might it be purchased in the states?


Amazon will sell it to you.

ISBN-10: 3768836878

http://www.amazon.com/K%C3%A4fer-laufen-lernte-Ber...nd+wiersch


There is one less available. Very Happy




These pictures prove what I have said before, most VW's are over restored.

The front suspension was assembled as a unit from mostly unpainted parts all the way out to the the brake drums. The entire unit was painted after it was assembled. The shocks were already painted and the backing plates appear like the might be painted but it is possible that they are not. I have seen pictures from other VW factories that showed the same thing. So the inside of the brakes might have been unpainted. As great as most brakes and suspensions look on detailed restored cars, they are technically not correct.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitjunkie wrote:
There is one less available. Very Happy


Correction, two less. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: book Reply with quote

three less
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four less, and Mr. Brake Drums there wins the BEST HAIR IN THE UNIVERSE award
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five less Very Happy ......brother just snatched this up as a Christmas gift to me!....the wait is gonna kill me. Maybe ill bribe him! Its awesome that the workers in the photos are the actual people that built my car....nice!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy cow. I should get a gratification for turning on their sales.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sechs.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastik! One thing these books will never give you are the smells and sounds of the factory. Whenever I look at Peter Keetman's book I wonder what it must have sounded like to have all those bodies rolling overhead on steel rails.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sept, un autre pour moi! (seven, another for me! french)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eight

Ordered mine last night. Have the same thought. A will put it away and open at X-mas Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I LOVE those pics from the factory. And as Chris pointed out, they tell us so much about how these cars were really done when they left the factory.

I notice the "Zwitter" intake and single screw, late SWF ribbed sems in the pics...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nein sorry, nine . Very Happy
Just ordered mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another book in German I am adding to my collection. I think I am going to have to take a crash course in reading German because not being able to understand the text is driving me crazy.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10.
Very nice edition, very good quality paper and impressive photos.
The photo on page 124 with a man staping body numbers, excellent!

I bought it at amazon.co.uk
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