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what to do with a old disco?

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just got a old mark1 discovery and am thinking of choping it into a ww2 german vehicle, apart from a 222/223 this there any other vehicle i can turn this into? thinking caps on lads.ps i would need to keep it driveable on the road, the wheel base is 100 inch and it's 2 inch higher than a normal disco

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weigh it in around 150 gbp a ton

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have you that book wheeled vehicles of the wermacht they have the wheelbase in there and think something like a stoewr has that sort of wheelbase , sorry cant spell that great

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meyer

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weigh it in around 150 gbp a ton
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a stoewr has that sort of wheelbase , sorry cant spell that great
you mean a steyr? there are 2 things that have stopped me one there are a few real ones about,i beleave sbg have 2 or 3?.
and that compound curve bonnet is beoned my skill to reproduce (nice idea thou)
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i have a book on vehicles of heer i will dig it out as it has dimensions i think in it was given to me a gift by a friend that is now deceased and it would be a pleasure if itwere to help some one
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here is the particular book you could refer to. it is called the spellmount vehicle identification guide Panzergrenadier Divisions 1939-1945

written by chris bishop isbn 978 -1-86227-384-9

in it you have one particular vehicle called Morris Umbauwagen Kfz 12 From artillerie regiment 13/1 battallon / 1. batterie it is a captured vehicle pressed into german military service umbau means altered or converted referring to german body work fitted to a british light truck also you could still keep it right hand drive and body work is very straight forward panel cutting .

http://www.mmsmodels.co.uk/classic/prod ... age.php?80

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=80610

as you can see they dont need to be changed to as left hand drive at all so your conversion is made a heck of a lot easier
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HORCH 1A

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Oh yes, thats the nuts but surely Paul you need one of Goerings six wheelers?
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kfz15-1a - is the model I am replicating on a Landy 109 lefty.

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I think you may struggle putting any vehicle like those on the road as it is totally different shape and not pedestrian friendly if you follow my drift!
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sparky wrote:I think you may struggle putting any vehicle like those on the road as it is totally different shape and not pedestrian friendly if you follow my drift!
Anything is possible, you would just have to comply with the construction and use regs for a vehicle of the age of the chassis - basicly it's a kit car body on a landy/disco chassis.

Your main problem I see would be light placement and the need to fit seatbelts and I guess keep a certain radius on all corners.

Asking on one of the kitcar forums could be a good start... as with all projects, if you do the reserch first saves any pi**ing about later.

Lets be honest, a standard Landy series 3 is hardly pedestrian friendly ;)
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Hoffman Grink wrote:HORCH 1A

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