hello, I have a 4x4 opel blitz, we are bussy yet to strip down everything to restore it the wood at the back is still in reasonable condition exept its floor , while removing the wood of the floor we saw it was laing on 4-5 beams also in wood , those where conected to its schassis Those beams are realy bad and we are not able to do any correct mesurements to reproduce them. Are there any of your readers who can help us with this matter in giving pictures or mesurements from those beams in wood located under the floor?(included some pic to make it clear my question) any advice would be highly appreciated, thanks in advance phil
Hello spaltring. Interesting project. Sorry, I can not help you with measures, but I should ask what kind of wood was used for the pritsche of Blitz. I took part of restoration the Krupp Protze Kfz-70 and this platform was made from sequoya. Regards Leevi
... but I should ask what kind of wood was used for the pritsche of Blitz. I took part of restoration the Krupp Protze Kfz-70 and this platform was made from sequoya.
Did I undrestand right, the original part of the Krupp was made from sequoia? This type of coniferes does not exist in Germany, especially in this time. More common was european ash or spruce, sometimes pinewood.
There was survived a couple of planks from front part of the bed Kfz 70. We could not determine the type of wood. We sent the pieces of wood to the biology lab of University Tartu. From there came the written reply that it is a timber seqoia. We were surprised. How could a tree growing in North America to be used by the German military trucks bed material in this time. It is also unlikely that after WW 2 someone replaced spruce or pine planks sequoyas hiere, on the Soviet-occupied territory. Interesting anyway.