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Title: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on January 12, 2019, 09:02:38 pm
Iíve really just completed the first job of the very long list.... replacing the awful driverís seat with a nice comfy one.
My wife & I both think our Land Rover Discovery is the most comfortable vehicle weíve ever owned, so I got a leather Discovery 3 seat from eBay & fitted it today.

It was effectively just a task of constructing an adapter frame to accommodate the different bolt positions.  Despite all the measurements, I did end up chopping 40mm off the height once I tried it, but Iím delighted with the result.  The electrics are not wired in yet, but thatís because I need to install a 12v inverter for a number of additions I plan to make.

Hereís some pict of the frame and the fitted seat....

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Hoping to get radio & CB fitted tomorrow.


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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on January 16, 2019, 07:42:50 am
Love the hatch on the military Unimog but it does make it difficult to mount radios 😀
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Villager on January 28, 2019, 09:27:16 pm
Looks smart that seat  :)
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on February 03, 2019, 10:11:16 pm
Made some progress with the electrics over the last 2-3 weeks and how have a couple of 12v circuits up and running, installed beneath the glove box.
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Joined my old club (strictly for Land Rovers) today up near Rest and be Thankful to see how the old girl coped on frozen ice & snow.  A great day out & lots of admiring looks from the LR owners....

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Will post photos of the radio & CB installation shortly.....
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on February 04, 2019, 07:41:51 am
I do like the front grill when itís the same colour as the cab it modernises them 👍
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on March 05, 2019, 11:53:15 am
Just collected this winch bracket from a local steel fabricator.
Took delivery of a Warrior Samurai 20,000 lb winch a few weeks ago in order to take all the necessary measurements.  Passed these on the the local company and for only £225 I have this beautiful piece of engineering.
Will post additional photos as it gets painted and fitted.
Iím undecided what to do with the towing pin at the front as this will prevent the pin being dropped in from above.  One option is to get a high tensile bolt which I can insert from below.  Any thoughts...?

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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on March 06, 2019, 07:26:01 am
Is yours welded on or bolted on the bolted one can be turned upside down and a retaining pin chained on it, the bolt idea works or you could weld two recovery eyes to to your new winch mount, I see your using the original implement mount bolt holes Iíd be be tempted to run two plates down the sides. Iíve seen winch mounts pull of the front of Unimogs in the past on my own machine 😂
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on March 09, 2019, 01:56:39 pm
Now sorted the front tow hitch issue with a 30mm diameter bolt.....
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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on March 18, 2019, 03:11:01 pm
Finally managed to get the winch bolted onto the mounting plate and the plate bolted to the chassis at the weekend.  Still have some final wiring to do before I can test it, but Iím fairly pleased with how it looks....

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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on March 19, 2019, 10:54:44 am
Whatís your plans for her dan?
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on March 19, 2019, 11:56:46 am
Sheís booked in at AV next month for an engine swap to an OM366A, extra fuel tank and crown wheel & pinion swap.
Getting a rear winch bracket priced up locally and plan to fit the same setup to the rear.
Then (following your suggestion) weíre planning a trip to the Abenteur Allrad event in Germany in June to check out the camper conversion options.
Currently thinking of a composite body on the back kitted out for journeys of several months.
Then - providing the kids head off to university, we give up work for a while and head off travelling....

Thought the bracket looked a bit plain, so just sprayed these on..
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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on April 05, 2019, 03:50:09 pm
Picked up a rear winch bracket today from the same local fabrication company.
Now just need to check it fits, paint it and buy another winch (£££ ouch).

Photos of air-horn install to follow this weekend (hopefully).....


Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on April 05, 2019, 10:10:56 pm
Keep an eye on weight Dan sheís only a six stud and youíve a long way to go yet
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on April 11, 2019, 05:08:29 pm
Thanks Moose.  Iíve been giving that some thought since you posted it.  Does the weight concern arise from inadequate engine power to pull up up hills, from overloading the chassis and/or suspension, going over the 7.5 tonne limit or something else?

Because I was already 90% through it, Iíve now almost completed the bull bar a was fabrication for it.  However, because of your concern over weight Iíve made it very simple to install or remove...

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Iíve also completed the air horn installation by plumbing it into the palm coupling up front and swapping out the NRV & filter with a PRV set at 10 bar....

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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on April 11, 2019, 08:13:02 pm
Overall gross weight, thereís a plate on the passenger side dash board that will tell you her max weight 👍
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Rabbit Recovery on April 12, 2019, 09:56:03 am
Dan the Man,

Where did you get your horns from please? They look far more substantial than most i have seen for sale.

I would also relocate your PCL coupling up much higher as they do not like dirt and jam up relatively easily.

Paul
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on April 12, 2019, 03:07:43 pm
Hi Paul,
Got it from Kudauk :  https://www.kudauk.ltd.uk/product/black-diesel-airhorn

£52 incl VAT & shipping

The horn alternates between the two every second or so, but you can rewire it to blow both together I believe.

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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Rabbit Recovery on April 15, 2019, 01:59:46 pm
Thank you Dan,

That is a great site!

Paul
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on May 09, 2019, 10:17:29 pm
Happy as I was working on the conversion on my U1300L, you have to recognise it when fate intervenes.....
I dropped my Mog off at AV for some major mods a few weeks ago, but it turned out there was a mixup with the booking, leading to a 3 week delay.
Then what happens..... a U1300L appears on eBay already converted.
After a discussion with AV, one with my wife, one with my bank manager and a 600 mile round trip to see it, iíve bought another one....
This means that mine will be going up for sale shortly, probably via Atkinson Vos.
Itís a very low mileage U1300L (21,000kms) On which I spent £9k with ACPrice in October getting any necessary work done.
Photos of the new one to follow next month, but in the mean time, if anyone is looking for a U1300L in truly excellent condition, please get in touch.
Not sure yet what is worth as Iím awaiting a valuation from AV.
Offers welcome.....
(Will post in the For Sale section too)
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on May 10, 2019, 09:00:38 am
Dan put it on Facebook unimog parts for sale 👍
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Rabbit Recovery on May 10, 2019, 09:45:18 am
Dan,

Is it a blue one from Worcestershire by any chance?
I thought of you when i was told they were selling it.

Paul
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on May 10, 2019, 09:53:06 am
Thatís the one Paul.
Itís exactly what I had intended for mine & thought the opportunity to save time and money was too good to miss.
Itís booked in with AV for the OM366 engine which I had earmarked for my current Mog.
Plan to take a few bits off mine (front winch, CB radio) to swap over before selling ideally.
Will post it on Facebook as Moose recommends. Last time I used FB I sold the driverís seat within 2 days !!

Dan.



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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Rabbit Recovery on May 10, 2019, 12:17:41 pm
Dan,

It is a very small world! that belongs to a friend of a friend of mine and is about 25 miles way from me  ;D
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: Dan the Man on July 03, 2019, 05:15:16 pm
Received the new registration plates today for my new Mog.
Hope you all approve.....

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I phoned the DVLA to enquire about them last year & they told me theyíd never been issued.  Asked for them to be released & they turned up in the DVLA auction last month.
Apologies to anyone on here who also bid on them.


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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: dangeroussteve on July 05, 2019, 07:50:07 am
Received the new registration plates today for my new Mog.
Hope you all approve.....

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I phoned the DVLA to enquire about them last year & they told me theyíd never been issued.  Asked for them to be released & they turned up in the DVLA auction last month.
Apologies to anyone on here who also bid on them.


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Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: moose on July 05, 2019, 03:37:06 pm
Cool Number plate 👍
Moose
Title: Re: U1300l Camper Conversion
Post by: TheJoker on July 11, 2019, 10:30:41 am
Ah, this is where, you're hiding, Dan! Thanks for the link for the seats. I'll make a note of this and add it to the endless to-do-list.  ;D