Hello all, the new project arrived a couple of days ago. 1942 Typ 82 chassis number 2-013528 original motor number 2-015779 left the factory on 03.12.42 and sent to Flak Bestandelager, Halle body number 20083
The former owner had the car as far back as 1968 and the car has been untouched in storage for 30+ years. the chassis is grey. the inside of the cabin is grey but over sprayed in yellow. the first coat of paint seems to be a very very light "bone" yellow, even under the grey and no red oxide is seen anywhere on the car. the doors are dark yellow under the post war paint but there is grey under the tan on insides of the doors. It even retains its original front and rear noteks
the pics show the grey under the dash. the pic of the door shows the very light yellow that is directly on the steel. the darker yellow is over that.
any help with original parts, especially brakes, motor and gearbox parts is needed. its a long way to travel to swap meets from New Zealand.
I have seen many Type 82:s over the years, but this one are in extremely good condition, and the modifications made after the war seems to be minor so I hope you make a careful restoration. If you need any information or parts you are welcome to contact me - just send me a PM.
thanks for the encouraging words Nick. I have sent you a PM. This certainly has been one of my better purchases and hopefully I can find more resto projects in this kind of condition.
we have continued to study the Kubel. looking on Lomax Militaria web site for repro machine gun mounts I noticed something that may explain the welded up holes in the panel behind the stowage cover. Maybe a machine gun mount was located here. Is this a standard feature for a kubel from the factory or are they mounted after being allocated to a unit? is there anything else I should be looking for in relation to this?
any replies would be helpful thanks Tony NZ
Also, am I correct on thinking Flak Bestandelager, Halle could be a Luftwaffe Anti Aircraft Unit.
Lastly, there is a blue thread in the fabric roof running parallel to the sewing seams. is this an indication of a original roof?
The blue lines running parallel to the seams are selvage lines to indicate the edge of the fabric.You also find selvage lines in red on German canvas equipment like MP 44 magazine pouches. Does anyone have close up photos of the selvage lines on their canvas?The canvas on Tony's Typ 82 has a single celluloid window at the back ,any other examples of these?[/img]
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2008 11:35:23 GMT 1 by speiss2002