SplitPersonality
2009-12-16T11:51:20Z

Anybody know anything more about this car?

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JD
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2009-12-16T12:40:12Z
Nothing to add, but whats with all the heads in the last pic??!
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SplitPersonality
2009-12-16T12:51:48Z
JD wrote:

Nothing to add, but whats with all the heads in the last pic??!



In the process of rebuilding the original engine for the barnfind Denzel, VW-professor Ray Schubert has learnt a lot and remanufactured a load of bits and pieces for the Denzel engines ... and with his knowledge he has accepted a big "batch rebuild" of virtually all known Denzel engines in the USA...and some European ones. Ongoing this winter. So - that is what all the heads are doing in one place.
JD
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2009-12-16T12:54:30Z
Wow! Just a shame they aren´t repro parts.

Thanks for posting BTW.:d
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lou cypher
2009-12-17T18:45:10Z
The "Lost Denzel"

That really is an amazing find

also quite an amazing story, how Tom Neidernhofer helped track down the cars wereabouts working from some old photo's :beer:

ovals4ever
2009-12-17T20:08:16Z
Now that's a coincidence. I recently added this to my literature collection :-)

http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130348212631 
vintagevw
2009-12-17T21:25:45Z
I'm 100% sure that WANTED adds work! :wink: :wink: :wink: :beer:
And a great find too, water is coming out of my mouth... :lol:
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SplitPersonality
2009-12-18T13:37:29Z
lou cypher wrote:

The "Lost Denzel"

That really is an amazing find

also quite an amazing story, how Tom Neidernhofer helped track down the cars wereabouts working from some old photo's :beer:


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Tell us the story....!
qwerty
2010-01-28T00:55:29Z
Hello,

I am the present owner of DK 158 which is the car that had been for many years in Virginia. I am currently researching the history of the car (with Jim Perrin's help) and should have more to report soon. It was originally sold in US. The car is under restoration in northern CA. The frame and floor steel has been repaired/replaced and now we are working on the aluminum skin. Looks like original color was white with red vinyl interior.

We have the original engine, carpets, seats etc - looking for some exterior door handles which look like this
and have "wB BIRMINGHAM" stamped on the inside of the hand grip area.


Also looking for the Austria quality badge


Any help will be appreciated!

Mark
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qwerty
2010-01-28T05:27:30Z
Some pictures of DK158 as it was in Virginia and now under restoration. It had VW engine installed when I received it and the Denzel engine was in pieces (all of it was there, and the original engine case).



Ray and Brian have been replacing some of the longitudinals and then sheet metal floor, lower front and engine compartment sheet metal, and repairing other sections. Steel frame is done and red primered (which is what was original). Now the Aluminum is being worked on. Has Fiat brakes - I have crossed some of the parts to Fiat topolino.
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zelensis61
2010-01-28T11:28:07Z
Hy Gwertie,
Nice car you have ...:shock:
I have used Thomas to do some rechroming on oval parts
Maybe you can ask him som advise on rechroming your originals...
http://www.pre67vw.com/c...ieds/detail.aspx?id=1456 

Those doorhandles in his advertise are from a Rometsch that came from the states towards HO :wink:
ZELENSIS, coachbuilt body from the 50's on a vw platform made in Belgium. Peter the heb detective
Rhodrich
2010-01-28T12:42:00Z
The door handles are made by Wilmot Breeden, who made handles for many different British cars. I'm not sure exactly which model those are from though.
overrestored
2010-01-28T18:55:21Z
The door handles look a lot like Austin door handles... not exactly... but close. Early Mini... or maybe some other Austin model

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overrestored
2010-01-28T19:02:05Z
Mark, Ray...

I searched all through UK ebay... and US ebay under Vintage door handles... which is where I found the above photo... the closest I could see from approx 700 listings.

I would post the photos of the handle you have on an english general vintage car forum...

You UK guys have any suggestions what forum to post on... is there a general classic car forum?
Maybe somebody is already of member of such a forum and could simply swipe Mark's photo... and repost it asking for help

I bet we can find this part if we all pitch in a little. This group found the Door handles for Christian's Early Beeskow... which has to be a lot tougher than finding these!
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qwerty
2010-01-30T10:54:49Z
Thanks to some help here on the forum, I have determined that the door handles (and inner handles and window cranks)are the same as on 1954-58 Nash Metropolitan. I believe there was also an Austin version. I found some beautifully done reproductions today in North Hollywood at the Metropolitan Pit Stop - a parts/restoration shop specializing in this car. Thanks for your help in the identification. I have heard but not confirmed that the Denzels were importers/sellers of the Nash in the 50's - perhaps that's how the parts were chosen...
Mark
qwerty
2010-02-08T19:47:58Z
Here are some pictures of the completed chassis restoration. It is coated in red oxide primer which is the original finish. Ray and Bryan have remade the headlight buckets and are fitting the aluminum skin to the front. Denzel put a oil/tar impregnated burlap type material between the steel chassis and the aluminum skin originally to avoid electrolysis - Ray is looking into replicating this material.

Got the brake parts - actually a combination of Fiat Topolimo and Multipla style master and wheel cylinders. Has aluminum/webbed brake shoes. Ray had some brake lines made up.

Gauges and gas tank sender are in to North Hollywood Speedo - they have the silkscreens and will clean and get all mechanisms working - and will also make a new tach cable and oil temp line (ether filled?)

Apparently the rear brake/tail and front turn signal lights are from Lucas - I am currently trying to locate some new/better ones.

Ray is in the process of making up some mufflers/piping/heater boxes for the engines using my complete set as a pattern. He has already made most of the engine tin pieces that are different than stock VW - I think he has 5-6 Denzel engines to build for various folks....

Dropped off interior to upholsterer - trying to find the red vinyl with burgundy specs in it as original.

There are more posted on thesamba.com gallery coachbuilt section.

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zelensis61
2010-02-08T19:57:21Z
😎 Looking damn good,
What a progress.:shock:
It is rare to see al the structure underneath the alu. Rather complicated floorpan.
Always amazing to see a coachbuilt car naked...:lol:

Greetings. Peter
ZELENSIS, coachbuilt body from the 50's on a vw platform made in Belgium. Peter the heb detective
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