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Post by panhard65 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:56 pm

So today was delivery day and the DKW has arrived from Ireland. I say DKW but it isn't really it is an Auto Union 1000. The paperwork is a bit of a nightmare as the Belgium registration says it is a 1957 which it can't be as this body didn't enter production until '58 and front disc brakes came out in '62. There is another document that is a customs ticket that is dated 1962 so hopefully I can use that to register it. Anyway that is the first nightmare I have got myself in, but the rest is a mix of good and bad news. The good is it has been converted to 12 volt and is in really solid condition with just a poor paintjob spoiling it. The interior is also good so no welding or bodywork required. The bad news is the missing bits. It has no brakes due to the front calipers being missing along with one rear wheel cylinder. The wiper motor is also missing and the points set up is from a wartburg. I need to find out how much is interchangeable with the wartburg as I might be able to fit electronic ignition to it. So what have I got then.
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Re: Oh Deek what have I done !

Post by mercrocker » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:27 pm

Like that quite a lot.
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Re: Oh Deek what have I done !

Post by BenHar » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:53 pm

'Nother feckin Audi.

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Post by Hooli » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:01 pm

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Post by Sheddy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:26 pm

Finding suitable discs and calipers should* be a rewarding task; 15" wheels arent they? Should make it relatively easy. Using something fairly advanced but of similar era?
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Post by Sheddy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:27 pm

Is the map reading light standard?
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Post by panhard65 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:45 pm

I think I have found calipers in France but at 300 euro a pair I will keep searching. It is on 15 inch wheels so no expensive metric tyres like the Panhard. A lot of the dashboard isn't standard as it has been converted to 12 volt and used for classic rallying by the look of it. It has a proper cut out fitted with the cable running outside to cut the power and a couple of fire extinguishers. I doubt I will get time to do much this week as I also had a '74 Merc 280 towed in today to get up and running after sitting for 8 years.
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Re: Oh Deek what have I done !

Post by Drum » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:47 pm

Just pop some vag running gear under it.

Very nice.
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Post by Hooli » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 pm

Drum wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:47 pm
Just pop some other vag running gear under it.

Very nice.
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Post by Sheddy » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:28 am

Seeing as there now is no traffic the whole 'keep up with modern traffic' bollocks is now utter bollocks.
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