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Monday, October 01, 2018 - 06:43 PM UTC
RFM goes small with a new Volkswagen Type 82E Staff car.
It will include the engine and spare wheel and jerry can to fill the (front) trunk.
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I seem to recall that Revell Germany offered a really cool 1/24th split-window Samba bus model some time back that I eyed for awhile. And no, they were never in North Africa during WW2 either.
OCT 02, 2018 - 11:46 AM
so, should the 82E have the same tires as the kubelwagen? Thanks, Dan (thanks for the info)
OCT 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM
I spent a lot of time inside a 1960 Bug, with the cloth roll back sun roof. Big oval back window, the last splits were in 1953. My Dad made it into a dune runner in the '70's using a mail order do it yourself tube kit. It now belongs to my 8 year old Great Niece. My Dad gave it too her when she asked for it, aged 5! It needs a lot of work.
OCT 02, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Revell did release a Camper Vanagon a while back, but to my knowledge no one has done any air-cooled campers. Hasegawa do a 23-window, a panel and a singlecab; wish they would expand that line. I personally have a hard time finding my particular year transporter. You can find plenty of diecast 60's vehicles, and quite a few of the '72-'79 buses, but I had a 1969 7-seater deluxe and no one makes anything close. I would so love to have one I could build as my old bus.[/quote] Mom and Dad had a 1966 bus, we went everywhere in it, all over Arizona in the late 1960's. A turtle could pass us going up hill! It was powder blue. There were eight of us in there, and all our junk. It's a miracle we got anywhere. Dad sold it around 1972.
OCT 02, 2018 - 12:11 PM
another walkaround- LINK Dan
OCT 02, 2018 - 12:48 PM
Beautiful car ! Why is it called type 82 ? This designation isn't for the kubelwagen ?
OCT 02, 2018 - 03:16 PM
The Type 82 is the Kubelwagen; the Type 82E is basically a Beetle body on top of a Kubelwagen chassis. This gives it a higher ride height and better gearing for off-road use. The standard Beetles used a swing-axle system in the rear and not reduction boxes as in the Kubelwagen.
OCT 02, 2018 - 04:01 PM
Can anyone recommend a good book about the VW family from this time frame? Dan
OCT 03, 2018 - 02:25 AM
The Type 82 is the Kubelwagen; the Type 82E is basically a Beetle body on top of a Kubelwagen chassis. This gives it a higher ride height and better gearing for off-road use. The standard Beetles used a swing-axle system in the rear and not reduction boxes as in the Kubelwagen.[/quote] OK thank you.
OCT 03, 2018 - 05:38 AM
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