Hello ladies and gentlemen,
my employer is celebrating its 125-year anniversary this year in october. The company is family owned and an associated company of the old and honorable ARAL company. It is managed already in the fourth generation of the owner Family now and I would like to give them a personal present at the big anniversary party.
Therefore I have the plan to convert a Mercedes L1500S 1,5 to. truck into a Borgward 1000Z truck which is on this picture below:
After some investigations I opted to use MINIART´s Mercedes L1500S as a base for the conversion. It is fairly close but there are nevertheless some changes to do
I will add some photoetched parts to improve the whole vehicle´s look later:
Voyager´s lenses will be used too - they are proposed for an Opel Blitz, but who cares?
Archer decals are needed for the instruments inside the cabin
I found very nice tires with civilian pattern which will fit perfectly for the truck
Peddinghaus Company was so friendly to make me custom decals for the same truck as on the only picture I do have. Even the licence number will be the same
I also already thinked About the Colors - I bought two different blue tones to mix it correctly into an ARAL-Lookalike-blue or something like that
Last but not least I already have an acrylglass display box bought for the finished truck. This will be needed at the very end of my build
A good friend of mine will cast me some wicker baskets for the coal and wooden loading for the truck next Weekend and the advertise company which always works for my employer secretly already promised me to help with a nice colored Display base at the end. Maybe with a link toward this build.
I hope everyting goes well and I would be glad if there are spectators around not to let me build this one sad and lonely.