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Scheduled for release this May, is Rye Field Model's take on the grand-daddy of the iconic VW Beetle.
Rye Field Model's German Staff Car Type 82E (5023) will come with interior details as well as options for tires.
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Thanks Robin!
APR 20, 2019 - 10:12 AM
This is not an original Type 82e, or war time VW. This is either an early model sedan modified to look like the actual thing for diorama purposes, or a Type 82e with a lot of replacement sheet metal. If you notice on the front quarter panel ahead of the passenger door there is a small rectangular panel with a pointy side; that is the 'crotch cooler' air vent meant to allow fresh air to enter the cabin so-named because that fresh air roughly hit at crotch height. This feature was only found on Type 1 models produced from '51-'52.
APR 20, 2019 - 10:22 AM
Thanks Shell! I guess the Sinsheim museum is faking it using some, ahem, "artistic license" At least it shows the height difference which is what I wanted from it. All those small differences that only the experts know about / Robin Model 1951 with the ventilator opened:
APR 20, 2019 - 11:05 AM
My first car was a 63 Volksie, primer grey with black trim. The Spook. Turn the headlights off at night and you'd loose it. (Came out from a friend's one night and thought it'd been stolen. Couldn't see it across the street. ) Have built a couple CMK VWs. One a Reichpost "van" with the holzbrenner conversion. Anybody thinking about a Reichpost one, I have decals. Let me know.
APR 20, 2019 - 12:08 PM
Gotta get one or two of these. Cool little cars.
APR 20, 2019 - 03:32 PM
They were downright COLD during the Winter- The heater seemed to consist of two over-worked "lightning-bugs"... I had an old, beat-up '61 that I used while I was working on "souping-up" my '69 Dodge Dart GTS 340. It was a fun car (both were, actually), and my Bug was always one of the only cars on the road during a blizzard, while my Dart was in pieces my Dad's heated garage... A bit of trivia: It was the British Military Authorities which managed to get Dr. Porsche out of internment and they cooperated together to get the Volkswagen Factory started again, post-war... I have 3 or 4 of those CMK VW kits in my stock of un-built kits, one of which I did start. I HOPE that RYE FIELD's V-Dub kits will be much better than CMK's...
APR 21, 2019 - 06:23 AM
All of these VWs brings back a lot of memories of my own 'dubs over the years and I'm sure that all of the VW fanatics will be crawling out of the wood works on this one. A very welcome addition as would another Schwimmwagen. Looking forward to hearing more about the RFM kit.
APR 21, 2019 - 12:18 PM
They were downright COLD during the Winter- The heater seemed to consist of two over-worked "lightning-bugs"... [/quote] That's funny, because my bus would get so hot I sometimes stripped down to t-shirt and shorts on long drives in mine. Got to make sure the seals on those heater boxes are tight, bro.
APR 21, 2019 - 01:29 PM
They were downright COLD during the Winter- The heater seemed to consist of two over-worked "lightning-bugs"... I had an old, beat-up '61 that I used while I was working on "souping-up" my '69 Dodge Dart GTS 340. It was a fun car (both were, actually), and my Bug was always one of the only cars on the road during a blizzard, while my Dart was in pieces my Dad's heated garage... A bit of trivia: It was the British Military Authorities which managed to get Dr. Porsche out of internment and they cooperated together to get the Volkswagen Factory started again, post-war... I have 3 or 4 of those CMK VW kits in my stock of un-built kits, one of which I did start. I HOPE that RYE FIELD's V-Dub kits will be much better than CMK's... [/quote] We also had several VWs when I was growing up. When I was in Germany my ex-wife and I had a VW cabriolet that had a fiberglass rear body that resembled a '32 roadster. It had a beat up white rag top. My ex-brother-in-law was a draftsman and helped me make a new top from material we special ordered. It turned out great. Try driving that thing in the winter...talk about cold.
APR 21, 2019 - 02:37 PM
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