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This one is a Hasegawa VW pritchenwagen  ( pick - up ) from 1967.

It was built almost box stock. Wheels are from AMT 51 Chevy  with AMT winter tyres. I also lifted suspension a bit.

I do not know what that gadget on the bed is, I found it from my parts box and it looks cool.

On doors there are local weight numbers that were mandatory ( by law ) on pick ups here in Finland back then.

Model has finnish licence plates and on the rear window you can see a 80- sticker that tells you that back then vehicle maximum speed was resticted to 80 km/h on pick ups.

 

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That is cool. The late model bolt pattern and subdued color make it look like some sort of specialized military vehicle or some one added a transporter all wheel drive (I've forgot what VW called it, all-track maybe?) to an early survivor. I like it.

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VW had never built a four wheel drive version of the original bus/transporter. However, they did have factory suspension lifts with aggressive tires, so this one is entirely feasible. 

No idea what that is in the bed, but it looks cool.

I like this build a lot. Nicely done!

 

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I like it!  Been wondering if there is a Vanagon (USA name) AWD kit.

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7 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

I like it!  Been wondering if there is a Vanagon (USA name) AWD kit.

There isn´t.

The is not a single one 4x4 VW Bus kit available unfortunately. In Europe market that Vanagon is T23 and VW:s own name for 4x4 is Synchro.

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Very cool VW pickup.  You said those are AMT winter tires, where did you get them? Thanks.

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8 hours ago, Antikainen said:

There isn´t.

The is not a single one 4x4 VW Bus kit available unfortunately. In Europe market that Vanagon is T23 and VW:s own name for 4x4 is Synchro.

Thank you for enlightening me!  B)

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8 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

Very cool VW pickup.  You said those are AMT winter tires, where did you get them? Thanks.

Sorry I ment MPC not AMT. MPC Pacer has those tyres - but only two tyres / kit ( for the rear axle ).

So I went and bought several pacers to get enough tyres.

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16 hours ago, Antikainen said:

The is not a single one 4x4 VW Bus kit available unfortunately. In Europe market that Vanagon is T23 and VW:s own name for 4x4 is Synchro.

Synchro, that's the name I was looking for, thanks. It was available on the vanagon and the double cab (that's what I meant by late model but called it transporter. Should have known better). I know they were in Canada, not sure if they were offered in the states, but you can get imported ones.

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If I remember correctly, neither the Doka (Double Cab Transporter) nor the Syncro were ever officially available in the US. In Canada we got both.

As a VW nut, and former owner of a modded T3 Doka, I have been scouring the net looking for models of T3 vans/trucks. Revell makes a Westfalia camper version, as well as the UN version, which I believe is a re-pop of an emergency services version, as well as the Magnum PI version.

THere is a military kit manufacturer that makes 1/35 versions on bot hthe transporter van and the Doka.

I haven't found anything else at all. And definitely not Syncro versions.

 

For funsies, this is my old Doka. 1985 model, with a 2005 TDi engine in the back, egeared transmission, larger turbo, lowered, Mercedes wheels.

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Okay, sorry for hijacking, now back to the original topic. 

So what is that thing in the back?

 

:)

 

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I don't know what that thing is I just found it from my partsbox.

Edited by Antikainen
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Very nice build , even though personally  I would've preferred the old 5x205 bolt pattern to the wheels (vhich can be found in the Gunze VW)

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