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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Few months ago I bought this 1973 Volkswagen ea489.
It have been its first years in Finnish car factory, as a model to Teijo, VW based pick up truck and after that in gas station as somesort of service car for 1980-88
And now after 10600km (6800ml) on odo, under restoration.
Does anyone seen one before? Smile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_EA489_Basistransporter

I just need some photos... Engine bay and interior.. Help, anyone? Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

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The bed is from Teijo truck, otherwise 100% German built Volkswagen
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

this forum has an interior pic which might be useful(unless this is your truck!)
http://www.volkkaripalsta.com/keskustelu/topic/102...kenteluun/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Finstrer, kiitos vinkistš mutta on sama auto...

That was from my car, old picture but same.. original interior and enginebay pictures needed.. few modifations have been made back in '80s and now I'm trying to undo them. But just don't know how to..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Cool truck Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Is it related to the Hormiga?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

This is the original German built, Hormiga is Mexican version of this..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Hormiga is almost luxury car compared to this.. 😂 Just so basic that you can possibly think of.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Very cool! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

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Work in progress..
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

It's like Volkswagen tried to Unimog.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

The basic difference between your truck and an a Hormiga is the mounting of the engiine. In my Hormiga the engine is mounted like a traditional Bug - engine in the rear and transmission in the front. In your truck the engine is in the front and the transmission is in the rear. Ring gear flipped? This is the reason for the front access panel. The Hormiga has no heater, I hope yours has one. Both are front wheel drive with off the shelf and special parts - a real puzzle.

The Hormiga is very unique and perfect for rural areas.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

This one have a heater, only that interior is all steel so...
Is it originally, that I am not sure. Few modifications have been made in early 80's.
There is something really wrong about this car.. it is '73 but these have been made '75 to '79 🤔
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Mystery is solved, that year model case I mean.. Turns out that this is for sure factory's prototype from 1973.. Rare car just turned bit rarer.. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

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Slowly making some progress, pretty soon cabin is ready for take off and ready for sandblast.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Love it! Keep the updates rolling!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

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I didn't realize these were front engine vehicles! Do they use a standard trans-axle with a flipped R&P? Do the exhaust pipes poke out the front of the bumper?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Ea489 Basistransporter Reply with quote

Im not sure yet about that, but I think that it is just like that. But, can't say for sure yet.
Yes, front engines, front wheel drive..
Exhauspipe curves back, ends up in middle of chassis. Muffler is like beetle's muffler, only that pipe starts left side of that.. I have pictures of that, i try to find those...!
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