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Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Pine » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:11 pm

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Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
The cars keep going faster all the time
Bums still cry, "Hey buddy, have you got a dime?"
And the beat goes on, the beat goes on...

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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by beesbal » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:26 pm

If im not mistaken this was the second type Auto villa

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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Pine » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:30 pm

Yes, the first Autovillas were based on a post-72 Bay
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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Dam » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:40 pm

If you phone 011 975 8011 today, you'll probably hear "Hello, Caesar's Palace, how can I help you?" :shock: That's where the Jurgens factory used to be :!:

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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Pine » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:55 pm

I've been to their new factory in Ga-Rankuwa last year, it is HUGE. I asked around but they have no record of the Autovilla production figures - it is a total new generation of caravan builder working there now. I did however see the 1952 Jurgens caravan as used in this Steve Hofmeyr video:

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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Dam » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:43 am

:idea: Pine, go to "travelstar.co.za". They do camper conversions. I see the names are Geert & Dickie Jurgens with their contact numbers. They are probably the sons of Mr Jurgens Snr who started the whole Jurgens thing! Maybe they know the figures :D

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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by fig » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:54 pm

beesbal wrote:If im not mistaken this was the second type Auto villa
More like the fourth ...

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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Ron&Gill » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:04 am

The Autovilla would have worked well on the Kemperink chassis.
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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by Dawie » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:00 am

Some of the very last Autovillas had a stretched long wheelbase chassis,making it at least a metre longer. Saw a picture of one advertised claiming to one of only 4 made.

Saw one on the road once, the difference is very obvious.
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Post by Ron&Gill » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:52 am

Kemperink lengthened the chassis by 900mm. They did bays and splitties. When VW started producing there own, the LTs, Kemperink went out of business. The Kemperinks were used as pick-ups, twin cabs, and also campers. They built about 2000 of them. Apparently the quality was not great...
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Post by Bugger » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:10 pm

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Post by fig » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:28 pm

Kemperinks were all based on a stretched pick-up chassis. They were mostly sold as pick-ups and as box vans built on pick-ups.

Most of the surviving box vans have been converted into campers.

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Post by Dutch_Diver » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:36 pm

Love the box van....that's the first one I've seen....I bet they are really rare!
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Re: Do it the Autovilla way

Post by JackS » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:15 pm

does anywone has a sales brochure of the autovilla T2?

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