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Trace

Postby Busman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:22 am

Hi Everyone,
Can anyone tell me how to trace my EVW service in west Germany? I would just like to know which town it was stationed in. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Trace

Postby rolandrat » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi Busman,

do you got the German owner document called 'Kraftfahrzeugbrief'? All owners are recorded there.

If not, the knowledge of the original numberplate would be helpful. One to three letters, followed by an 8 and three other digits. It's very likely to find it handwritten on some goodies which maybe came with the vehicle like the first aid box, breakdown triangle, canvas briefcase etc.

As you got one of only 182 FuKW 78s it should be rather manageable to track down its station. ;)

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Re: Trace

Postby Busman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:21 pm

Thanks Roland, sorry for the delay in my reply. Been on hols. I will look through my paperwork and see what I can find.

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Re: Trace

Postby Busman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:23 pm

Roland found it !!! yipee my EVW was based in Amersfoort and I can even see the fire station on google earth. Thank you for all your help.

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Re: Trace

Postby rolandrat » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:38 pm

Amersfoort ain't the German station you are looking for, I'm afraid. :cry:

Amersfoort is located in Holland. I reckon, that Billy's pre-owner, who worked there, either acquired it from a Dutch person or registered it there himself.

The search continues ...

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Re: Trace

Postby Busman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:46 pm

Oh chuff !! The only reason I thought it was Amersfoort was the sales transfer document stated former owners residence before Mr Green, who I bought him from. Where do I go from here ?

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Re: Trace

Postby rolandrat » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:25 am

Ordering a VIN-related certificate from VW costs 65 Euros and can take up to five months till one gets it.

Inter alia it tells you the destination of your vehicle, usually a VW dealership. Not of much help, as all FuKW 78s went to BRUNN in Bonn to be converted. []<O

Why not trying to get in touch with the Dutch owner? Maybe the Kraftfahrzeugbrief is loitering there? :O

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Re: Trace

Postby Busman » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:27 pm

Thanks again Roland as you say my search continues........

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Re: Trace

Postby Busman » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:31 am

Roland I have traced his original reg number BN-72-88 does that help????

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Re: Trace

Postby rolandrat » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:38 am

Nope, this is his tax-exempt Dutch numberplate, argh!

At first glance I saw BN for Bonn, but ain't. Should have been BN-8xxx.

I'd check every item which came with the vehicle for the original numberplate. Organizations like the fire fighters tend to mark it with either a colour and/or the numberplate to avoid allocation probs after an operation or within the station.

The jack and its bag might be still aboard. Maybe marked.

Any radio name sticker on the dash?


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