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Bob Purton

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Kroboth
« on: May 07, 2014, 04:56:38 PM »
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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 05:24:10 PM »

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http://www.germanmotorcycles.cl/Kroboth%20Allwetterroller/KROBOTHcoments.html


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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 05:37:30 PM »
Notice the difference between the two windscreen shapes, one is very VW and the other more rectangular. Not unusual with hand built short runs cars.

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 05:52:16 PM »
Well you would know bob  ;)
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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 05:54:38 PM »
What are you "incinerating" Richard? ;D

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 06:58:25 PM »
It's surprising how much difference the windscreen makes to the car's looks; the red car looks much better in my opinion.
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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 10:08:30 PM »
I agree, the red one does look better. As Richard suggested its a subject close to my heart at the moment having windscreen problems with my project car. I may loosely copy the Kroboth frame.

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 02:56:57 PM »
For some reason I always get the Kroboth confused with the Felber, don't know why, as you can see as they are not that similar.

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 03:10:57 PM »
Here are a couple more. Green one is at the Museum Engstingen in Germany.  Red one is the only one I have seen running and driving, it is in Switzerland.
Note the pic of the red one with the top up. It matches the green one in the museum, compare this to the ex-Weiner car, look at all the extra metal above the windscreen and how the top is fitted.
I know that car was rebuilt from a pile of scrap, so which one would be "correct"?  Given the look of the white one, perhaps all of them are correct?

« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 03:16:53 PM by Jim Janecek »

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 05:48:01 PM »

Thanks for these photo's Jim!
When I saw the red one with the extra band of steel around the top I did wonder if the makers had cut a screen and surround straight out of a donor Beetle, tin opener style and adapted it to the car.  And why not!
I'm with you there Jim, they are probably ALL right.
I wonder if the bonnet hump serves any purpose?

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2014, 06:11:10 PM »
found another photo.

file:///C:/Users/Owner/Dropbox/Photos/Vehicles/Microcar%20Register/K/Kroboth/download.htm

« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 06:14:51 PM by Barry »

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2014, 06:17:42 PM »
For some reason I always get the Kroboth confused with the Felber, don't know why, as you can see as they are not that similar.

A few photos here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gnweicnj0r0qw4n/AADXh0s77k_yKYbBvyKWvMs0a

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2014, 10:11:29 PM »
Dear Bob

Just for you I have research and written an article about Gustav Kroboth for Rumcar News.

Chris Thomas
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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2014, 10:56:06 PM »
Goodo!! I shall look forward to that one. Should be right up my street.

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Re: Kroboth
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 12:06:45 AM »
Dear Bob

Just for you I have research and written an article about Gustav Kroboth for Rumcar News.

Chris Thomas
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