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#1 JukkaT

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

Hi all! First post here, so I apologize for bad English 

 

History:

During WW2 gasoline was rationed and in short supply. In Great Britain, United States, Germany and Finland, large numbers of such generators were constructed or improvised to convert wood and coal into fuel for vehicles. Commercial generators were in production before and after the war for use in special circumstances or in distressed economies.

 

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This is the story of expropriated car by Finnish Army during Continuation War 1941-44

 

 

 

starting 2door body shell

 

 

 

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generator build basically by scratch

 

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Edited by JukkaT, 08 February 2013 - 07:29 AM.


#2 JukkaT

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

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roof rack

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doors wasn`t in the proper position

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painted body with a roof tarp

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#3 JukkaT

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

gas generator ready to attach

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yellow war time license plate and some sneak peak at front of the car

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

that is way to cool! nice job.

But what I really want to know is, whats under the tarp?



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

that is way to cool! nice job.

But what I really want to know is, whats under the tarp?

there`s chopped wood for generator and spare tire etc :)



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

That is pretty cool Jukka.  A very unique subject, and great scratchbuilding.



#7 crazyrichard

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

awsome !!

actually saw a piece obout these cars believe on top gear uk ???

#8 Talbot90

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Great job..!! well done..

 

What did you use to make your tarp..?

I'm having a heck of a time finding a material to lay down realistically.

 

cheers

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Looks great.



#10 vintagercr

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

Julia, that is really neat!

Sorry meant to type Jukka

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

nice work!



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

this is really neet! Does anyone know how the generator works?

#13 Austin T

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Very cool.I have seen a few pictures of cars with these on them but didn't know what they were, there is some pretty cool history behind this.