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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:24 am    Post subject: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

Together with two friends, I bought a road lane painting machine Wink

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It has an industrial engine and AT gearbox. It was not used for a long time. Since it does not have painting equipment, we plan to convert it into a kind of off-road tractor.

Is there any owner of such an invention here?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

Was any alcohol involved in the purchase of this fine piece of equipment? Wink I find that friends and drinking result in questionable results lots of the time. The folks over on the vintage side of this site would remind you to leave it as close to "as found" as possible. I can send you a broken fan belt and a bent pully for the restore.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

Whatís surprising to me is that it doesnít have vw front suspension. Cool and interesting find, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

Iowa Mark wrote:
Was any alcohol involved in the purchase of this fine piece of equipment? Wink I find that friends and drinking result in questionable results lots of the time. The folks over on the vintage side of this site would remind you to leave it as close to "as found" as possible. I can send you a broken fan belt and a bent pully for the restore.


You guessed it, it was a late night decision at a VW meeting, can't remember after which beer Very Happy

There was an idea to bring the weirdest vehicle to the whole meeting for next year.

We are definitely not planning a full reconstruction, this piece of scrap metal is to be scrap, but fully functional and functional. The pulley has long been replaced

NJ John wrote:
Whatís surprising to me is that it doesnít have vw front suspension. Cool and interesting find, though.


And how does it twist this strangely Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

looks like it bends in the middle...but oh that patina is priceless! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:12 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

In general, the condition of the vehicle is not bad, it just looks like this Wink.
The engine is in excellent condition, after changing the oil, minor adjustments and cleaning the carburetor, it fired from the first time.

The drive chains were at their worst and they were completely rusty and not moving.

I did a new electrical and brake installation. I also cut off any unnecessary metal parts.

This is what it looked like after the first works.


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And this is a video from the first rides.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

The project has not been abandoned, work is ongoing.

A new electrical installation was made, I installed the lights from the tractor.


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The brake system has also been repaired, a new pump and new hoses.
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The engine can be fired with the crank.
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I also installed a cargo box and a tow bar.

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Everything is nicely washed and the rusty engine covers painted with clear varnish. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

You have done the hard part, Now add a Motor & trans up 'front' you will have 4 wheel Drive Laughing I've seen a guy here in Michigan do it , ran it at our Sand Dunes ,He told me he use mostly the rear motor Wink Cheers,Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:19 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

madmike wrote:
You have done the hard part, Now add a Motor & trans up 'front' you will have 4 wheel Drive Laughing I've seen a guy here in Michigan do it , ran it at our Sand Dunes ,He told me he use mostly the rear motor Wink Cheers,Mike


Well, unfortunately, I can't change anything, the vehicle has been sold. And here's a short video from the VW Garbojama 2022


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Hofmann H25 Reply with quote

Too Funny Laughing ,Glad you guys having fun with it
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