|View single post by corv8|
|Posted: Sun Sep 27th, 2020 09:44 am||
Oh no... worse!
This was a Hanomag (Hannoversche Maschinenfabrik) van/ truck.
They used a clever modular ladder frame design that allowed a multitude of versions,
there were passenger versions, vans, pickups, custom built vehicles,
and as they were FWD and the frame was bolted together in sections,
it was easy to change the wheelbase.
Old versions used the small MG Midget engine,
later it got a small Mercedes diesel, think a 1.9 liter version.
I had its big brother, a worn out six ton Hanomag tow truck,
that I kept running for 15 years with bailing wire and duct tape,
until it wasn't longer possible to get it through the annual inspection.
Hanomag also built big trucks.
In the end, they were bought by Mercedes,
and some models were retained with the star on the radiator for some more years,
indicating that these were sound designs.