Fw: Just When You Think You Seen Everything On Wheels





Hi Syncro Happies,

  Was sent these " Kombi" photos which I thought you would enjoy sharing.  Hart I presume snowfalls around your house are not bothering you enough to adopt the T1 solution below plus I have to apologise for the Unimog intrusion but there are not many vehicles where the driver looks down on them. There's a 50:50 chance you probably owned one at some time. I wonder if the 5th Wheeler on the Doka would solve your camping issue  although I suspect you would probably give it more ground clearance & driven axels via a PTO. Mind you Phil could go for it without even having to change the colour. Finally I thought Greg might be attracted to the Green and Yellow T1 if his 3 child policy gets totally overwhelmed.
Cheers
Roger
 


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The joys of photo shop....

The T1 lift was a factory option, and I believe was offered on the T2 and T3 (unsure about later models), the factory had an amazing array of options. If anyone remembers Guy Harding, he had a factory refrigerated van (T2) with a beetle motor in the treasure chest running the fridge.

Those unimog's are wonderful, but not much bigger than a landcruiser, they are not the size of what the ADF has/had. I love portal axles!!

Also of interest, if you think of the 5th wheeler style camper, there was a company in the 70's doing that for a beetle, the hitch was on a roof rack and essentially in the centre of the roof. Made it amazingly simple to drive and park, you could never drive into the trailer (car could do 360 under the hitch). There was a marketing video floating around on the net.

here it is

VW Beetle pulling a travel trailer

Maybe I should sell the Syncro and get a trailer for he beetle instead :)

Interesting and undoubtedly useful on a made road. However I fear in Syncro country you would risk tearing the roof off the beatle.Thanks for sharing it.
Roger
Hi Roger ,
Thanks for those lovely photos and no, I never owned a UNIMOG. You know where the name comes from? The first one was built by a tiny tractor repair shop and they called it 
UNIversal MOtor Geraet. Funny there comes the G for granny gear again... Anyway the Mog used the Merc 170D engine and it was installed sideways on the right side to make room for the driver. That's the reason we never saw many here or in RSA. It hardly could be converted to rhd.

The portal axle gives it huge ground clearance ,same as in the Kuebelwagen or Schwimmwagen.
They also contain reduction gears, so an aircraft builder in Qld installed one of these in his aeroplane to reduce the propeller rpm.....
Hart

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On 22 Jan 2015, at 11:41 pm, "Roger Bell bellrmit@yahoo.com.au [Syncro_T3_Australia]" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Interesting and undoubtedly useful on a made road. However I fear in Syncro country you would risk tearing the roof off the beatle.Thanks for sharing it.
Roger

Hi Richard, fully agree with your concerns and sentiments re cutting huge holes into your Syncro 
I had a Kamper for some years and when trying to fill the water tank it was annoying that the water came out everywhere and little going into the tank. Finally I fitted a garden hose coupling ,
One with an internal non return valve under the car. Just connected the hose there and filling the tanks (2) was easy as.... Just a though. 
Hart

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On 22 Jan 2015, at 6:58 pm, "cathrich1@yahoo.com.au [Syncro_T3_Australia]" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

The joys of photo shop....

The T1 lift was a factory option, and I believe was offered on the T2 and T3 (unsure about later models), the factory had an amazing array of options. If anyone remembers Guy Harding, he had a factory refrigerated van (T2) with a beetle motor in the treasure chest running the fridge.

Those unimog's are wonderful, but not much bigger than a landcruiser, they are not the size of what the ADF has/had. I love portal axles!!

Also of interest, if you think of the 5th wheeler style camper, there was a company in the 70's doing that for a beetle, the hitch was on a roof rack and essentially in the centre of the roof. Made it amazingly simple to drive and park, you could never drive into the trailer (car could do 360 under the hitch). There was a marketing video floating around on the net.

For a very long time, VAG produced an industrial version of the Type 1 engine and they were to be found everywhere, driving all sorts of things.   They were very simple; they had magneto ignition and therefore did not need a battery.  They could be hand cranked.  They were used on concrete mixers, welders, refrigeration plants, compressors, etc, etc.  They didn’t produce much power but they ran forever.

Les


On 22 Jan 2015, at 6:58 pm, "cathrich1@yahoo.com.au [Syncro_T3_Australia]" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

The T1 lift was a factory option, and I believe was offered on the T2 and T3 (unsure about later models), the factory had an amazing array of options. If anyone remembers Guy Harding, he had a factory refrigerated van (T2) with a beetle motor in the treasure chest running the fridge.

They used to make 5th wheelers for T3 Dokas in Australia. I wish that I could get one now.
Thanks Hart and others. I love the way anyone can throw a pebble in our Syncro pond and immediately get swamped with so much information, humour and experience dredged up from the knowledge of our members. Thanks to Les for starting the register most of this is retained in the Yahoo Cloud against that sad day when the fonts of all this wisdom are no longer accessible. A few evenings sitting round camp fires chewing the fat wouldn't go astray either. Can you put my name down as interested in the "Blue Mountains" etc expedition if you don't think a standard (poor) ground clearance T5 4motion will hold up proceedings.

Cheers
Roger



On Thursday, 22 January 2015, 23:41, "Roger Bell bellrmit@yahoo.com.au [Syncro_T3_Australia]" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
Interesting and undoubtedly useful on a made road. However I fear in Syncro country you would risk tearing the roof off the beatle.Thanks for sharing it.
Roger