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Bayer K67 – The Polyurethane BMW


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Surfing the web came across this pretty cool experiment...

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Sandwich bottom unit for automobile manufacture

1963-67

The designer Hans Gugelot with Gugelot Design GmbH institut.

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One of Gugelot’s last activities and likewise the most extensive one is the design of an entirely new plastics bottom unit for cars which lasted for approximately four years until finished at the end of 1996 by the Institut Gugelot. It was presented at Hannover Fair in 1967.

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A sports car conception was chosen. Sports cars are heavily tested, critically studied – they achieve the grade of publicity that is due to their state of the art.

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Forms and prototypes were made by Waggonfabrik Donauwörth, cars wer given and test were carried out by BMW.

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The aim was a single-piece self-feeding, accident-proof. corrosion-proof and non-droning body which is light as well as solid. Moreover it should be built with low tool costs and be a base for an experimental car.

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The body is a sandwich construction: Two imbued thin-walled glass fibre reinforced plastic trays friction-locked glued to a hollow body foamed by polyurethane foam material.

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Possible buildup:

Fastback body for BMW 2000 ti

Body with demountable roof and lowerable rear window.

More info and Photos of the restored car (sorry its in german):

http://www.formfreu.de/2009/09/26/bayer-k67-der-polyurethan-bmw/

Google Translated Version:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.formfreu.de%2F2009%2F09%2F26%2Fbayer-k67-der-polyurethan-bmw%2F

Ok, Let her rip!

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A poly cor, thats cool! It reminds me of the DeLorean in how it's made of stainless so it doesnt rust much. This is one wicked car!

-Nathan
'76 2002 in Malaga (110k Original, 2nd Owner, sat for 20 years and now a toy)
'86 Chevy K20 (6.2 Turbo Diesel build) & '46 Chevy 2 Ton Dump Truck
'74 Suzuki TS185, '68 BSA A65 Lightning (garage find), '74 BMW R90S US Spec #2

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yup = John DeLorean did it, made it, and sold the 2-half,

epoxy moulded body, covered it with stainless steel skin,

and a Lotus Europa like center spine frame underneath

for the suspension and drive train to bolt to.

$26,000 stick shift, $27,500 automatic

sold them, serviced them 1981 - 83

poor John D.

'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
'13 500 ABARTH #DT600282 6,666m "TAZIO"

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