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'61 DKW Junior


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'61 DKW Junior

This is a 1961 DKW Junior which was part of the German Auto Union. A couple of other cars built by the Auto Union are: Volkswagon and Audi.

The owner bought this car near new in 1961 and had it in storage since the mid 60's. This is a picture near completion.


'61 DKW Junior This is the car as it came to our shop. It does not look so bad from this picture. Does this look like the car Mr Incredible drives or what?

'61 DKW Junior It's so ugly its cute.

'61 DKW Junior As its disasembled you can see, its not in as good a shape as it looked from first glance.

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior The body is all braced and ready to go to the blaster.

'61 DKW Junior We built a custom chassis featuring a MII front suspension narrowed 4 inches, a custom built steering rack by Maval and Aldin coil over shocks in the front. In the rear we narrowed a 8.8 Ford rear axle 24" and had a custom built set of leaf springs made. We did not use coilovers in the rear because it would be near impossible to get exaust out to the back. This car is small! It has a 50 inch track width and an 81 inch wheel base.

'61 DKW Junior With some of the repairs done on the body and the body mounted we rough assembled it to se how it was going to look. It looks kind of like a 56 Ford.

'61 DKW Junior More body repairs done and the front clip mounted. Its starting to come together.

'61 DKW Junior With its California Smoothie wheels and new tires it looks pretty cool.

'61 DKW Junior We custom fabricated all new floor pans, fire wall,  and even a custom dash.

'61 DKW Junior Custom built trunk floors are done. A custom Tin Man fuel tank drops in from the top.

'61 DKW Junior The engine is a 2.8 Litre Ford. It may seem like an odd choice but we needed to use as narrow and as short an engine as possible due to the narrow chassis and even with the V-6 we had to cut the firewall back 6 inches. The 60 degree V-6 seemed like a shoe in. You can also see the custom firewall and side panel built by Tin Man. Also notice the AC pump.

'61 DKW Junior

Its ready to go to the body shop for a new finish.


'61 DKW Junior Its in primer and all seam sealed. Wow! Thats nice work. Who did that any way. Its always nice to see things turn out.

'61 DKW Junior Its lookin Smooth.

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior Its all in color. Now its time to put it together.

'61 DKW Junior That little 2.8 looks like it belongs there.

'61 DKW Junior There's a lot going on behind the dash.

'61 DKW Junior

Just need glass, bumpers and a interior.

A couple of average size guy look like monsters in this car!


'61 DKW Junior

All we have left is mirrors and windshield wipers.


'61 DKW Junior Talk about a whole new look. It hasn't gone down the road yet but it one its class at the GSTA car show in St Paul. Just a couple of minor things left and we can send it home.

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior Owner, Wally, came to pick the car up and do the "test" for little adjustments, etc.

'61 DKW Junior

'61 DKW Junior
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