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Opel Blitz Walk Around - Reference
PietvanHees
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 02:06 PM UTC
I've done my part in making "augmentables" to value your work on the chevy axles. If you can find the plus kit, intended to convert an Italeri Opel Blitz 4x2 to a 4x4 you find a set of neat axles in them.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 03:01 PM UTC
Piet,

I absolutely love your site and it has been instrumental in helping me through several builds!
Keep up the good work,

165thspc
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 05:52 PM UTC
Could we please get a link to Piet's site or am I missing something here?
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC
Here, Mike!
www.pietvanhees.nl
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
Just thought I might give these reference pages a little bump to once again raise awareness of the "need" for a 4x4 Blitz in plastic!


Mike Koenig Photo - All Rights Reserved
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
No current progress on any Blitz projects in my shop other than I recently modified my existing Blitz trailer giving it higher sides. (The trailer is built from a Blitz frame and wheels using a standard Blitz loadbox.) It is now being paired up with my prototype Skoda RSO Ost and the taller sides, I think, gives it a better look with this vehicle.



165thspc
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 02:45 AM UTC
A couple of recently found (on line) reference photos of wartime Blitz:

AND ONE EXTREMELY RARE PHOTO: - A 6x6 Blitz truck using the "Trado" rear axle!





165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC
With four hobby manufactures offering a variety of plastic Biltz kits from freight, to bus, to coal gas WHY is no one offering a 4x4 Blitz in plastic ?
Lada_Niva
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
So many interesting pictures. I was thinking somewhere I wanted to do some projects on German World War II trucks to. Now I know where I can take a look for reference material.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 02:47 PM UTC
Does anyone have any drawings or photos showing the Trado drive system?

I have seen it but have no photos or specs to share.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 02:59 PM UTC
Sorry but I answered (in part at least) my own question.

The Trado "H Drive' is a fully enclosed system of driveshafts that will still require only the one differential of the original truck. This system is sold as a potential conversion for 2x4 and 4x4 trucks to convert the rear of the truck to dual axle drive.



165thspc
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC


Beautiful YouTube video on this fire truck at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb8zvH_MEd4