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Unimog's For Sale / Re: Unimog U1300L for sale
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:07:37 am »
Update

The Unimog didn't meet reserve in the last auction, so is going into the next one on 27 October.  It's a well looked after Unimog needing a caring 2nd owner.  The previous link for the auction still works.  Contact me if any questions, thanks.

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Unimog's For Sale / Re: Unimog U1300L for sale
« on: September 08, 2018, 04:21:11 pm »
Update!

Have decided to put the Unimog in the next Mattewsons Auction in Thornton le dale which will be on the 15th September.

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Planning to switch from Land Rover to Unimog
« on: September 08, 2018, 03:45:33 pm »
Dan,

Yes you correct that the cut of date for under run/side bars is April 1984. Went through all this trying to get mine tested for the first time. As mine was an April 1986. And sort the headlights out which was a real pain.

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Unimog's For Sale / Unimog U1300L for sale
« on: August 18, 2018, 04:07:06 pm »
I've decided to sell my Unimog; lots of money spent on it, e.g. stainless steel exhaust and replacement radiator this year.  Here's a link to the advert at A C Price:

http://www.acprice.co.uk/second-hand-unimogs/1985-u1300l-mercedes-benz-unimog

Regards,

Wayne

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General Banter! / Re: A bit of update . . .
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:58:53 am »
Not at the moment, would like to . That's why a I asked the question in another post about any thing happening this year . The nearest pay and play site to me won't allow me to play in my Unimog  :(

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General Banter! / A bit of update . . .
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:48:24 pm »
Now then, it's been a while since I last posted on here. Last year started with me having to have a pacemaker fitted to correct an irregular heart beat  :o. Which meant I was unable to do much for over a month. It also means I can no longer do any more welding, although I was not very good at it I enjoyed doing it. Any how I managed to get the headlights sorted so they are MOT compliant for it test in May last year which it passed with no problems. I've recently had the rear underrun bar modified and had a detachable tow fitted also at the same time the side guards were shorten so they stop before the step in stead of running underneath which I didn't really like the look of. I have attached a picture to show what the headlights look like now.

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Meetings and Events / Any Mog gatherings planned for 2018 ?
« on: January 14, 2018, 02:49:48 pm »
As the title says is they anything going down this year. I missed the Mog Meet in 2016 as I didn't get my Unimog registered in time  :(.

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Unimog build threads / Re: ROAD LEGAL AT LAST!
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:56:59 am »
I am glad you got it sorted and the road, as it can get abit stressful at time's if like me you have never done it before.

I never got a permission to make number plate letter. I just waited for the log book to arrive which took 2 weeks (which I've had to send back as the vin number had a digit missing form it) ???

So how did it perform overall, what kind of speed is it comfortable at? Mine is ok at 40/45 mph but as soon as I hit any inclines the speed drops of fairly quickly.

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General Banter! / Re: Buying a U1300 in europe !
« on: June 11, 2016, 10:03:36 pm »
It's all registered now as Private/HGV. Cheers

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Unimog build threads / Re: Hans Is Home!
« on: June 11, 2016, 09:49:05 pm »
I also had the same problem with the headlights, as I too changed the lens to (what I thought where) left had dip ones and on the first test the tester let them go as he said "for what they are on they'll do". But on my second test with a different tester he was going to fail it on them till a mention that the first tester passed them so the a compromise was for me to wind the beam down and was told there will not replacing for next test . .

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General Banter! / Re: Buying a U1300 in europe !
« on: June 07, 2016, 07:55:16 pm »
I had to fit side bars and a rear under run bar as the regs say if  truck was first used on or after 1st April 1984 then they have to be fitted. Believe me I did not want to but they were not exemption that my vehicle could use.

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General Banter! / Re: Buying a U1300 in europe !
« on: June 07, 2016, 05:55:32 am »
Hi Rob & Sue

Mine is an April 1986. If you would like to know anything else about the process just give me a shout.

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General Banter! / Re: Buying a U1300 in europe !
« on: June 06, 2016, 06:20:58 pm »
Well it's taken some time, but I've finally got my Unimog tested and registered.  It's been quite a learning curve that's taken nearly 5 months to sort out. I've added some pictures of it at the test station (I can recommend Handley's at Middleton which is an ATF) with it's new side guards and rear under run bar and a 1.8 ton lump of concrete in the back!  I went out for my first ride in it on Sunday with number plates on and my long suffering wife ;). Went to work in it today and came out at lunchtime to find I've now got a pretty severe oil leak form the l/h rear axle, looks like the portal hub has way too much oil in it, so I'm guessing the oil seal has gone!!

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General Banter! / Re: Buying a U1300 in europe !
« on: February 02, 2016, 09:00:37 pm »
Yes it has  :) Just. It arrived on the 20th of Jan. So I've been busy filling forms in. Just waiting to get it tested so I can get it registered. Will post some picture's shortly.

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General Banter! / Re: Buying a U1300 in europe !
« on: December 12, 2015, 12:29:03 pm »
Hi Brian,

No I am not turning it into camper just going to use as is.

Bob,

I'm hoping mine will be here before xmas but the dealer has only just got it into the workshop for a service and check over this week. Mine is also ex german army. I have attach a picture of the one i'm getting. I too have a licence entitlement to drive upto 7.5t having passed my test in 1987. The dealer has sent me the release papers which should help me get it registered.


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