Unknowns....??

The guide to the various types of VW's used by government bodies and converted by a number of different companies. Not sure what you've seen? Hopefully you'll find your definitions here!

Please post a vehicle type along with, details of conversion company description and maybe a pic or two for good measure.

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Unknowns....??

Post by Dubmatix » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:03 pm

What company did some of the other fire conversions such as Impd's DOKA?

Was there a department of the National Feuerwehr for vehicle conversion and kitting out? If so, where was this and what info is out there about it?

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Post by rolandrat » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:19 pm

No, it's always private firms for vehicle conversion and kitting out.

Most known are METZ, ZIEGLER or ROSENBAUER from Austria. There are loads of others less known e.g. BARTH (!).

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Post by lmpd » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:20 pm

would you believe it, but mine was owned by a furniture manufacturer for two years before it became a fire truck, and its original colour was burgandy

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Post by rolandrat » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:17 pm

That's very likely, lots of fire trucks started their life at a different business, see Stephan's at the 'T2 Feuerwehr/Polizei' thread.

In case of your's missing converter's stickers/badges and the black bumper corners (there were and still are 'correct' white ones available) are a further hint.

Such a vehicle wasn't necessarily sent to a converter but was sometimes kitted out by the fire fighters themselves. A good opportunity, to reuse 'old' parts hanging about like your huge searchlight.

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Post by Dubmatix » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:47 pm

:D I didn't know that was a common practice...interesting!

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