Unable to load photo




Author Topic: The Mercedes 1124 AF project  (Read 3207 times)

Offline Villager

  • Administrator
  • Mog God
  • ***********
  • Posts: 1,798
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Metalbybrian
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 10:14:21 pm »
certainly is, the actual go anywhere offroad vehicle, you'll stop before it does, 2 wheel drive!  8) and yeah, the trail-breakers float, which is what we have  8) ours is a really early one though  :)
Quote
"If we ever send a man to the sun, were gonna have to go at night!"
my YouTube channel: Metalbybrian

Offline flinty

  • Mog Wannabe
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Forum Member
    • View Profile
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 01:44:15 pm »
Is this one fitted with the Allison auto gearbox ?

Offline Villager

  • Administrator
  • Mog God
  • ***********
  • Posts: 1,798
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Metalbybrian
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 07:21:51 pm »
Hi Flinty, welcome tot he club  :)

This one is fitted with the ZF auto gearbox. before buying this we also tried an alison box, but were not impressed, the alison seemed slow and sluggish at changing gear. Zf is also a famous brand for being strong. in the end we went with the zf, just because of the feel of it, it was quick to react and had a much firmer feel about. the ZF also has a water cooled retarder on it, and a pto, although i think the alison will also have a pto as well.
Do you have an 1124?

Cheers, Brian.
Quote
"If we ever send a man to the sun, were gonna have to go at night!"
my YouTube channel: Metalbybrian

Offline flinty

  • Mog Wannabe
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Forum Member
    • View Profile
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 07:49:17 am »
Thanks Brian.  No, I haven't got a 1124, but I have been interested to see the build on yours as I've been wondering about them as a suitable basis for a camper for a while.  I have thought about mogs (used to have an old 404 (ex NATO) years ago), but unless tackling severe terrain, the 1124 AF ticks all the boxes and with the ZF will be a lovely and capable drive I'm sure. A good find (ex Sussex?). Thanks again and good luck with the build.

Offline Villager

  • Administrator
  • Mog God
  • ***********
  • Posts: 1,798
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Metalbybrian
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2013, 07:26:10 pm »
Thats exactly our thoughts, we arent planning on going severe terrain, just some muddy tracks and wet grass, so a unimog would be overkill, the 1124 has a nice balance of power and weight, and is also very comfortable and quite. the unsprung weight is also vastly reduced, which is great for corrugations.
its a great size for a camper, we require a bit more space as we need space for 4 in the back, but if we didnt need that we would cut the back end down for less of an over hang.
and yes, i think its ex-sussex :)

If youve any questions feel free to ask  :) ;D and good luck in your search
Quote
"If we ever send a man to the sun, were gonna have to go at night!"
my YouTube channel: Metalbybrian

Offline Villager

  • Administrator
  • Mog God
  • ***********
  • Posts: 1,798
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Metalbybrian
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2013, 10:03:40 pm »
so the transfers arrived on Saturday, spent my past few evenings putting them on the truck, got half way through and got to say theyre looking spiffing  8) shall put pictures up when ive done them all.
not a lot else happening with this at the mo as very busy with work right now :)
Quote
"If we ever send a man to the sun, were gonna have to go at night!"
my YouTube channel: Metalbybrian

Offline WOODSMAN

  • Mog Wannabe
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Forum Member
    • View Profile
Re: The Mercedes 1124 AF project
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2015, 01:18:23 pm »
A lot of hard work. Are you planning a crawl hatch into cabin?