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Old 03-01-2007, 05:26 PM
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On a recent road trip, I caught a glimpse of a '50's DKW with a camper body in a back yard in Ehrenberg, AZ. Was this something available from the factory or dealers, or was it more likely a homemade creation?
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No clue....but I HOPE you got pictures! If so, post them up!
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Default Built by Flintridge Motors in California

<center><img src="http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_10206661/2f76/__sr_/2509.jpg?grIeH7FBlK3Jkz9L"></center><p>there was some discussion about these in the DKW Club's Yahoo newsgroup - basically it was a DKW Schnellaster delivered cab-only to Flintridge Motors, where the camper body was put on.
<img src="http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_10206661/2f76/__sr_/ef5b.jpg?grIeH7FByF3cXy.l">
Please drop me a line with the contact info - the DKW Club of America will advertise it for free!!!
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Default ugh...Yafuuuuuuuu!!!!!

Randy (nsuteam) of the Auto Union DKW Club Yahoo newsgroup had this car - here are the pics through my pictureposter account:
<img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/23847/59_housecar_front.jpg">
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Randy wrote:
"The body was made of wood construction using 2 X 4's. The roof was fiberglass and the siding was Masonite with seams covered by aluminum strips. Featured a small sink and ice box. The rear dinette sat 4 people, made into a bed and above was a dual hammock affair. A settee was opposite the kitchenette. Windows were screened and cranked open. Enrty was through the curb side cab door. Cruising speed was 45 MPH with 50 MPH possible going downhill."
IIRC there was one in nearby Joshua Tree, CA, that the owner kept his firewood dry in.
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Default Or.....in an ad from the worldwideinterweb......

<center><img src="http://faimg1.forum-auto.com/mesimages/203790/fli2.jpg"></center><p>This may be what you saw?
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That sure looks like what I saw. What a great vehicle it would be to restore - to take to car and RV shows on a trailer - NOT to travel in on today's Interstates.
Road&amp;Track magazine did a road test on their DKW van in '56. It outperformed the VW bus, but nowadays probably a Wal-Mart electric shopping cart would be nearly as fast.
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