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Hello folks!

 

I have been collecting militaria for a long time, my specific interest are the battle of Normandy and German radio equipment. In my youth I always dreamed of owning a wartime Jeep, but lack of funds and space kept that out of reach. Once I started working my job took me all over the world; the international lifestyle did not quite suit military vehicle ownership but I did somehow persist with the militaria and radio side of things. As part of the German radio hobby I got interested in German radio vehicles and some bits and pieces of radio vehicles started coming my way. Than I was able to buy an unrestored chassis of a Kfz 17 radio car which got me hooked on these vehicles big time. Another more complete example followed a few years later and I finally was able to get the lifestyle which enabled me to enjoy restoring these vehicles. After years of research, collecting parts from all over Europe and a lot of work I am now completing my first Kfz 17.

 

regards,

 

Funksammler

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Hello Funksammler and welcome to the forum. You have chosen an unusual part of the military hobby. German radio equipment must be really hard to come by. And I guess that's one of the reasons you're collecting? =)

 

I found this really well restored Kfz on the Wechrmacht forum:http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=625512

 

I guess you already know of this vehicle. It's mind boggling! I can't even begin to wonder the effort it has taken to find and collect all the specialist equipment...

KFZ-17-Funkwagen-und-ambulans_02.jpg

 

Please post lots of pictures of your collection and of your KFZ 17 project.

 

Goran N

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If you check the location and the nickname, that is infact his vehicle ;)

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Indeed, the vehicle on the "Wehrmacht Awards" forum is my Kfz 17 and I thought I would stick with the same pseudonym, certainly makes it easier to remember when I have to log in!

 

It took many years to get all the gear together, I guess it is easier to first find all the bits and than the vehicle that goes with it than the other way around! Mind you, it will take few years yet to get it 100% but at least it is at a stage where it looks complete and can be driven....

 

regards,

 

Funksammler

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I was under the impression that the Kfz 17 restoration hadn't progressed as far as it has... =)

 

It's nice to see a vehicle that really stands out from all the usual Jeeps, GMC's and Dodge's. I'd love to get my hands on an equally rare vehicle and bring it back to that condition.

 

Goran N

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