Thanks to Justin, the little blue P50 should be coming home on July 27th!
I do what I can I'm actually pretty excited about you getting it too. I can't wait see what you do with it. Consequently, be glad I'm no where near you because I would probably try to annex it to my garage.
Nice one. I usually love an original look, however, that looks a little too rough to leave that way. Fun for you though, you will have a blast. Welcome to the club.
Yeah, she's a little rough. Apparently it has a rebuilt engine, which will be good. Can't wait to start working on it and have it looking proud once again.
Brilliant, congratulations! Best colour too!
I wouldn't worry about the patinawork at all, as long as the metal monocoque is OK…
I agree with vbubbin. That is the beauty of owning the car, do what you want, when you want to.
The seller says the metal frame work is pretty good, I'll be sure to verify though. Any areas in particular to watch for?
A pillar. where windscreenshield meets bonnet hood.
Base of the B pillar, where the door frame meets the floor.
Tops of suspension towers.
Someone else will have a better idea, I'm only a noob...
I need to have one one my A pillars repaired.
Although Rod is very trustworthy, so I would bet it's fine
vdubbin, good comprehensive list of areas to watch for. btw. I was told by a factory (VEB Sachsenring) painter that some cars were delivered with surface rust in some of those areas. Especially, By the time a car was passed on delivery all the way up to Rostock, a recipient finally accepted delivery, an already rusty car. I wonder if anyone has a Rostock Trabant (I had one, bought it there in 1991, but parted it out in 1992 after driving it all over the place both summers).
Rod seems to be great, thanks again Justin for putting me in contact with him. Just hoping everything will come together to be able to purchase it on the 27th, if not I am hoping he will hold it till August 3rd.
I bought my P-50 from Rod a couple years ago. Mine is in about the same condition of the blue one you bought. Congratulations!
Awesome! I am in good company. Is he a good man to do business with?
Nice guy...honest and a bit eccentric... most car fanatics are. He has a whole yard full of projects and treasures. We made a family trip of it and drove from Idaho to California to pick it up...good times
Awesome! Glad to hear that he is a good guy. Can't wait to be in the Trabant club. Out of curiosity, where does one find 6 volt car batteries these days?
I got one at Dad's Battery... a small mom and pop battery store here in town. It is the same size as the old 6v Volkswagen beetle batteries.
Okey doke, Will be sure to check in at the local parts store.
Went and paid for it today! Little rough but fired right up. Brakes need some bleeding, and needs some body work but It looks like a fun project. Floor pan did not look to be in that bad of shape, the only real rust issues that I saw were on the metal props for the bonnet and trunk. Will post pictures tomorrow.
Here is my little project. Going to be a lot of work, but to get it driving just need to work on the brakes as they seem to need some bleeding.
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