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Offline Chalkie52

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Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« on: March 04, 2017, 10:49:15 pm »
Unimog newbie here. Used to be into my landrovers and then fancied something a bit more tastier! :O) Think I've bought a 406? but am not all up on the Mogs yet. Just starting to find my feet with parts, mechanicals, etc.. I'm a Hydraulic Hose monkey by trade but also a plant fitter so not afraid to break a nail. More looking for a new challenge. Met the Moose and his lad earlier so dropped by! I've rather cheekily added a pic of the Mog and its VIN if anyone can enlighten me on anything it'd be greatly appreciated!  Already a few bits on my shopping list; rag top, big knobbly tyres, etc so let the fun begin!

Anyway, thought I'd say a quick hello!

Kind regards,

Dave

« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 10:58:16 pm by Chalkie52 »

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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 02:15:55 pm »
Hey! Love the mog! Think shes a 404? Looking on my phone! Whats your plans for her?

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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 03:52:37 pm »
Hi Dave,  welcome along.

Nice 404 there, how standard is she? I can see someone has had a play with the bumper (added lights) which I kinda like 😊.

I look forward to seeing what you do to her

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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 05:37:21 pm »
It seems pretty standard/unbutchered ex-German Army LHD. The M180 has been replaced with a Ford D-series engine and the back has had some seats put in as it was used as transport for game beaters. The bumper black out lights had been chopped so I put the LEDs in. After that I replaced the old German headlight bulbs with some more brighter ones so a lot better. Would be nice to keep it original but that'd not be much fun!? :0( Haha! Bit undecided at the moment.
Thanks for the messages Guys!
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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 07:10:39 pm »
Nice looking truck, is that a 4cyl ford or 6cyl you have.

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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 07:15:21 pm »
Not bad Dave you got the answer you were after it's a 1961 404 nice little machine look out for some 406 drum brake wheels fit her with some 12.5 v treads and few more mods springs etc and that will travel very well
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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 12:51:23 am »
Thanks Steve & Moose! :0) Just returned from Manchester (2nd night  in a row along the M62) to collect a cab ragtop and managed to get a set of Dunlop 335/80/20s today too so not a bad days shopping! Haha! Just got to work out what's happening to the back end now.. 😏 Maybe camper for the kids!

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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 07:04:46 am »
Are your 335 tyres sp9 if so good choice for of road bit noisy on road when there worn out a bit 😀
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Re: Good evening chaps! Mog Newbie warning! :O)
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 12:20:38 am »
Not too sure.. Went to Shrewsbury to get them. Could only get 2 in the BMW.. other two got lashed to the roof! :0) Haha! - I'll have a look tomorrow! I'm pretty sure they'll go straight on my ex-German Army 12.5x 20 rims? 😕

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 12:18:03 am »
They'll fit nicely :) should look smart as well :D
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