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General Banter! / Re: Purchased my Mog today....!!!
« Last post by Villager on October 16, 2018, 11:58:35 pm »
Will be very tidy being ex-army, first thing i'd do is blather the cab channels and wings with oil, to stop any rot setting in
Unimog build threads / Re: Work Starts
« Last post by Villager on October 16, 2018, 11:43:53 pm »
The panel in your first picture is a tricky one to make, I made the panel in one piece for one of the cabs i restored a while back, very hard to do with the way it bends down towards the front of the cab
Unimog build threads / Re: Work Starts
« Last post by Rabbit Recovery on October 15, 2018, 09:27:04 am »
That cab is considerably better than mine. I must admit with the state of mine i have purchased all of the panels new from Mercedes. Last winter it was the passengers side floor, sills, inner wheel arch and both front wings. The plan for this winter is all the same panels for the drivers side and the upper and lower rear panels of the cab. Good luck and happy welding!
Unimog build threads / Re: Work Starts
« Last post by Digs on October 13, 2018, 08:37:01 am »
Hi Steve
The rest of the cab is as bad, so a lot of welding to do, (will be a expert welder at the end of it)
Not had it long bought as a project and to use round our farm.
Great bit of kit. crane works great, drives well and stops now that i have renewed the brake lines etc.
Was thinking of a replacement secondhand cab but 5K is a bit step, and 2K gets one that still needs a lot of work doing to it !!!!
Unimog build threads / Re: Work Starts
« Last post by 406steve on October 13, 2018, 08:22:45 am »
How bad is the rest of the cab? Had you used the Unimog much before starting work on it, I bet it's a handy bit of kit with a Hiab.
Unimog build threads / Work Starts
« Last post by Digs on October 12, 2018, 07:29:56 pm »
Just started repairing the cab on my unimog,
Hard when there are only pics to go on when fabricating the cab panels !!!!!
Introduce Yourself / Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Last post by Dan the Man on October 11, 2018, 02:53:47 pm »
Hi Nathan,
Good luck.... It sounds like Im running a few months behind you with my own conversion.
Mine is currently with ACPrice being brought up to MOT standard having been off the road for 11 years.  My intention is to get it road legal as a Private HGV class and then plan the camper conversion in the spring.
Id be interested in your thoughts/plans/conclusions regarding things like:
- Requirement for a turbo
- Fast or super-fast axles
- Twin fuel tanks
- Camper body construction type
- Where to fit a radio in the cab
- and lots lots more.

Ive just delved into the Haynes manual on building an off-road camper which Im finding poses all the right questions with some useful advice.... https://haynes.com/en-gb/build-your-own-overland-camper

Hope you get insurance sorted.  Id just assumed from posts on here that it wouldnt be too problematic.

Got any pics you can post?  Where abouts are you located?

Introduce Yourself / Re: New owner planning camper conversion
« Last post by NathanE on October 10, 2018, 07:07:33 pm »
Hello again folks.

I'm excited to say that I've been making progress on my project over the last few months even though it's been very slow - mainly of the planning kind working out the design for my camper box and details like integrating diesel heating into the engine coolant system etc. 

I'm pretty close to having some work done on the vehicle by Atkinson Vos including installing said heater, spare wheel frame, extended fuel tank etc. etc.  it will be exciting to get this done and take delivery of the vehicle after lots of months.

However I am having a complete nightmare finding insurance and I really need to reach out for any help people can give.  I have tried all the usual suspects, flux, nfu, towergate, etc.etc. and nobody is able to quote for a domestic policy for the vehicle. 

So this is a big (desperate?) reach out to anyone who has managed to get a social domestic and pleasure policy, or a camper van conversion policy on a mog  - particularly one less than 20 years old - to say please could you PM me and let me know who has covered you so I can try to find a solution.  If you wanted to speak to the Atkinson Vos folks to check my credentials I'd be very happy for you to do so. 

At the moment it feels like my only other option will be to lock the vehicle in a shed until 2020 when I will be able to get a vintage policy from flux (as long as their rules don't change).  This would be super sad as I'm just itching to take it our for a little run!

Yours in hope

Unimog's For Sale / Re: Unimog U1300L for sale
« Last post by ziggy131 on October 03, 2018, 06:07:37 am »

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.
Other Items / Chip Box for sale
« Last post by Digs on September 18, 2018, 06:16:00 pm »
Chip demountable chip box for sale.
Reasonable condition.
off a Unimog 1650
Can assist loading.
Unimog or Dog not included !!!!
Cash on Collection Only
Ebay No: 292731679919

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