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aekwi
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New member from Germany

Post by aekwi » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:03 am

Hi Guys,

since I'm reading here for quite long time and finally registered myself, I wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Simon and I'm living near Munich.
For me, it started all with a quite cheap 710M that had several rust holes etc... That was quite a huge issue since I had nearly no experience with old cars... So I started learning.
Good thing, one of my best friends always supported my, since he's guilty that I started with the Pinz...I drove his 712M several times and it was love at first sight.

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After the 710M I had a short brake and drove a Mercedes W123 Coupe due to my girlfriend. But then I decided to buy a 710K that I had until 2 months ago.

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With the 710K i travelled and drove around and learned a bit more about the mechanical side... but then... one fine day, ( exactly one week ) after I broke up with my Pinzgauer-averse girlfriend, I found a 712M in very bad condition. A lot of rust, a damaged front due to an accident, several parts were missing, the gearbox not installed... long story short, I bought it. Still not an expert or anything near that, I tried to get it running and back on the street which is quite challanging thinking about the technical inspection in Germany.

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So I parked it in the garage...

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It needed a lot of work and there are too many pictures but some are worth to share...

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After changing the engine oil (and 2 liters of water that were inside the enginge...) and a lot of work later, that's the result.

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But for camping, a shelter would be better... so I searched and found one... just in the wrong colour, so I changed that quickly. ;)

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In the meantime, we found a "little" collection, I guess Joeri knows that one very well!
(I guess you can see some escalation over time....)
We bought the Pinzis and the incredible Pinzgauer Razorback buggy.

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With that collection, there were "some" spare-parts, around two trailers full. ;)

The latest project is a 712K that I bought (9 years just standing around, not driven, engine has issues, rust etc...)

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After around 200 hours, the Pinz as passed the TÜV inspection, has a new color and I replaced the water pump with a welded bumper for a winch. I guess there are still around 400-500 hours of work waiting for me until it's ready for Iceland next year.

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I'm always looking here and I'm getting a bit jealous, since engine swaps etc. would never pass the inspection in Germany... but it's great to see all the builds and stories here.

Best regards from Munich
Simon

Derrickbwg
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Re: New member from Germany

Post by Derrickbwg » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:20 am

Glad you are here and posting! Your builds are hardcore work and look great, you obviously are not intimidated by a project lol!

Thanks for posting up the pics and introducing yourself :D
1975 710K
1974 710M
2018 G63

Texas710
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Re: New member from Germany

Post by Texas710 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:24 am

Wow, nice builds and rescues! I have seen that razorback buggy, looks like it would be a lot of fun.

Welcome to the forum, lots of crazy pinzgauer people to bounce ideas around with. Have fun!

pinzinator
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Re: New member from Germany

Post by pinzinator » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:13 pm

I have heard of the term "German craftsman" may times, now I have seen it. Great job!

aekwi
Germany
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Re: New member from Germany

Post by aekwi » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:37 am

Hi Guys,

thanks a lot!
Yeah it's a lot of work and I don't have a barn or something so I'm working and restoring the cars out on the street most of the time... My neighbours are... happy :roll:
But it's better than sitting in front of the TV i guess. ;)

If you want, I can also post my ongoing stuff, since the restaurations never stop. ;)

Greetings from Munich
Simon

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Buzz
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Re: New member from Germany

Post by Buzz » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:02 am

welcome aboard! Impressive work!
"It's as stupid and wonderful as owning a pet elephant."

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