Rare info on the Terraplane

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    I bought a 1981 Vetter brochure on Ebay which has info on the Terraplane sidecar. The sidecar came in ABS plastic and fiberglass shell, I did not know they did that! Vetter 1981 Pg9.jpg Vetter 1981 Pg10.jpg Vetter 1981 Pg11.jpg Vetter 1981 Pg12.jpg Vetter 1981 Pg13.jpg Vetter 1981 Pg14.jpg
     
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    That is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing Tom.
     
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    AV, did you notice the Windjammer V with the square headlight on the fourth picture down?
     
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    Whats crazy Tom, is no.... Whats that all about? Do you know anything about it? What year was the mag that that info came out of?
     
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    Tom, are you keeping this one a secret? :eatdrink
     
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    I looked at that picture and thought something is odd but could not pick up the square headlight.
     
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    Hi Tom,
    This came from the 1981 brochure with a cover showing a headlight and two amber wing lights - is that correct? I have that brochure too, but it doesn't include all the pictures your seems to have. Wondering if I have an incomplete brochure. Mike
     
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    Has anyone actually seen or have a Terraplane with ABS body??
     
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    I have never seen one and it wouldn't make sense to me to make a product like this out of two different materials and two very different processes I would think. It is a mystery to me as to how the reference to ABS ended up in the ad copy. I have a number of questions I would love to ask someone about the design, production, and marketing of the TP if I could find the person. Mike
     
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    I can't find my copies of the brochures right now to see HOW they referenced ABS, but IIRC the brochure does refer to fiberglass and ABS in the making of the Terraplane. That doesn't mean they were made in both materials ENTIRELY, bu that the main shell and top is fiberglass and some of the insert panels were molded in ABS, much like the fairings are fiberglass, but the glove-box doors were ABS. Smaller parts are best done in ABS, but the larger body panels are easiest in fiberglass.
     
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