Vw Iltis

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Here's the only picture I can find of my old 1979 Vw Iltis..and THAT"S only because a good friend of mine took it at a Halloweenie Parade a few yrs back and just now sent it to me. The guy I bought it from had painted it up to look like a Canuk Bombardier, so when I got it I restored it back to the Bundeswher era,kept it a couple of yrs then sold it to a gent out west..Arizona..Nevada, I can't remember, anyone know of one of these out that way? I'd like to see what it looks like nowadays !
 

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I've got an 84 Bombardier Iltis, came from a Dr couple back in NJ. Doesn't quite fit into any catagory here, though. I did her up in the Command and Recce version, scratch built a Belgian-style GPMG Mount Kit for the co-driver, airsoft FN MAG58 on a GI soft mount.
 

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popz76

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I do not know if the (Canadian) vehicles are eligible to import yet.. the German vehicle I had was imported some yrs ago along with only a very few others.. I do not believe there are too many in the US at this time.
 

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25 years old is the rule, but Bombardiers have been in the States for many years. A friend had one in 06. There's a will, there's a way.
 

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My German Type 183 from 12 years ago. It was a great vehicle. Fun and reliable. Easy to work on and great on or off road.
 

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oboyjohn

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The Iltis is a great little 4X4. I worked on them from the day we received them in the CF till we got rid of them. Easy to work on and pretty reliable. I would like to get my hands on one to restore to former glory.
 

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It's great to see these being restored and used.

Personally, I caught the very first couple of years of these things, and I have VERY bad memories and feelings regarding them. We seemed to spend more time digging them out of stuff that the Jeeps didn't even look twice at, and more time pushing them off the roads than we did actually using them. I know the Germans loved theirs, but ours were a true GPOS.
 
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I just bought two Iltis, and have many questions to ask. First, I understand there is a sort of key to turn under the dash. can someone please post pictures of this "key" and where it is located? I was digging the dirt and mouse nests out and found some parts and a weird sort of key. I will post up some pictures when I get them ready.
 

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I have owned three. The reliability was good and they were fun to drive and easy to work on but for serious off-road, the approach angles were terrible and we beat them to death.
 
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