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Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« on: November 23, 2017, 10:19:31 pm »
Hi everyone, I thought I'd share the progress we are making on our latest project, a 1965 U411 B.

We were contacted by a chap in Harrogate who asked us to source him a U411 after my dad (Moose) said no to selling his own. Eventually we came across a U32 in Rochdale, it was in a shipping container and had been for several years.







We made an initial trip to view the Unimog and value it, and after the customer bought it, we went to collect it in the U1450 and the Mueller trailer.





Once we got it back to Harrogate it was time to strip the cab off and check what welding needed doing.
The cab has had excessive work previously, all repairs are brazed and not finished to the highest of standards, therefor it's having new wings, drivers floors, seat bases, and repairs the the grill. At some point in the past the cross member over the gearbox had been cut to lift the cab off, I have already repaired this along with a previously damaged cab mount.





















Once we got the cab off we brought it back to the workshop for welding, more images on that to come later.

Below are some of the parts we have restored and set aside ready to fit later.









The cab is now fitted to the rotary welding jig and I have already done some body work on it, I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them here.

Cheers, Brian
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Re: Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 10:20:32 pm »
A quick video of the cab repairs so far

https://www.facebook.com/.../videos/1881983508498294/
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Re: Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 02:37:32 am »
Looking good Brian! 

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Re: Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 08:34:54 am »
Thanks bwswede,

I am getting closer to getting your poltershild sorted, I just want to get this 411 done and then I should have time to draw it up  :)

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Re: Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 04:00:43 pm »
Fantastic!

It seems this adage may apply to you, "When you love your job you will never work a day in your life".

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Re: Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 09:14:29 pm »
Lot of work going in to that are you building it as ag spec with 3 point linkage etc.
Nice rotisserie I could make good use of one of them.

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Re: Customer Project: 1965 U32 411 B
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 07:42:20 pm »
I'd definitely say that's what my life is about :) even on my days off I'm working on cars or unimogs :D

406steve, yes it's going full Ag spec, we had linkage for it in stock, just need to source the hydraulic block and pto shafts and blocks now. I custom designed and built the rotisserie myself, yet to push the limits on what it can carry, I'm hoping it will take my w123 unstripped (y)

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