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The Landmog project: Worlds slowest!
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:31:20 pm »
Hi everyone  :)

Thought its about time id make a build thread for one of our many, many projects :D
so, i'll start with the landmog, as its the first mog my dad ever owned, he got it in 1990/91 with an absolutely shot cab! it would have looked something like this in good condition

anyway, after a couple of years (and many cracking tales brought about from it) (about 1993/94) he put the land rover cab on... and fell out with it. it was no longer a unimog to him, so he donated it to me (shaaaame  :D ) i was born in 93, so that tells you how old i was. anyway, it sat in a barn for many years untill around 2001 when we moved it to our house (the rule is we cant go past the washing line, so as weve gained more projects, weve moved the washing line!  ;) ) and there it sat for a while before i decided to make a move, the plan is to make a bit of a breslau project out of it, cheap pannels and all that.

the advantages of the land rover cab on mog chassis rather than mog axles on land rover chassis are:

1- you gain the flexible chasis
2- unimog gearbox and engine
3- you still have the weight of the unimog chassis, putting mog axles on a landrover leaves a lot of unsprung weight per tonne, making the ride uncomfortable.

so here are some pics of it





currently on much wider tyres

Plans are,
disk brake conversion with drum brake rims, already half way through the disk conversion.
roll cage
full front end tilting system for easy access to the engine
possible engine conversion
possible double drum werner winch conversion on the back (we have the winch, just deciding which mog to put it on  :D )

anyway, thats all for now, im going to take some more pics tomorrow in the light.

and no, there are no plans as of yet for a respray, it took 20 years to get that paint work  :P

Thanks for reading, any questions just ask.

cheers, Brian
« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 05:33:35 pm by Villager »
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Re: The Landmog project: Worlds slowest!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 08:41:37 pm »
A strange combo. Looks like its set up for off roading but has the cut out on the rear bed for linkage and has some of the 3 point linkage there as well.

What use will you be building this one up for, farm work or off road?

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Re: The Landmog project: Worlds slowest!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 09:30:03 pm »
origionally this was built for off road capability with implement carrying in mind as well, rather like many standard unimogs, but now we are looking at it more from an off road side, hence the disc brake conversion etc. havent had much progress on this recently, due to the cold were working more on the vehicle we have in the garage :) but once spring/summer is here we might get something done to it :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 09:58:58 pm »
Lol see Brian, everyone needs a bit of landrover in there life  :P ;D
cant beat the smell of diesel and 2stroke in the morning :)

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 10:10:58 pm »
yeah, dad tried it and fell out with it  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 12:48:27 am »
How could u not enjoy the space in a defender cab and the added ventilation they give :D
cant beat the smell of diesel and 2stroke in the morning :)

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 01:36:33 pm »
I'm with your dad on this one I think...

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 06:06:31 pm »
Neil, a man with style!  8) weve fitted series 3 doors for more room in the cab  ;) as you can imagine, its a bit cramped in a 90 for my dad  :-\ :D
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 09:44:02 pm »
At 5'6 I'm pretty comfortable in a Defender. My mate who's 6'11 on the other hand - well I sold my 110 because he struggled to fit in it! ::)
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 09:51:38 pm »
At 5'6 I'm pretty comfortable in a Defender. My mate who's 6'11 on the other hand - well I sold my 110 because he struggled to fit in it! ::)
U not tell him to sit in the back? :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 10:00:15 pm »
it would have taken less than not being able to get in it for me to sell a defender ;) if i had to have a land rover, it would be a series 1 or 2.
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Re: The Landmog project: Worlds slowest!
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2013, 10:31:58 pm »
Nothing wrong with Defenders. Well apart from the noise, leaks, rust.... I'm sure I've missed a few other points too. I really like them though, always have.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 10:57:36 pm »
theyre good because theyre simple, thats it in my opinion, cramped, handleing capabilties of a bouncy ball on jelly, rust, corrosion of steel on alloy panels, weak in general, no axle diff locks, yes they have great axle articulation, but no weight to apply traction under articulation. its not that i dont like them, the basic concept isnt bad, a nice simple design thats easy to fix, great, in fact i quite like the series 1 and 2, but as soon as the series 3 came they started going downhill if you ask me.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 08:41:39 am »
I think perhaps off road you're comparing them to your mogs which is a little unfair. Compared to the jap pickups they're very good - key feature for me is having the option to go into low box without locking the centre diff. That makes heavy trailer work on slopes (lots of steep lanes around my way) a lot easier, sometimes possible! I've got a Ranger now and it's hopeless.

Of course there is the G Wagon as competition - a nice vehicle indeed but limited ground clearance and no pickup option.

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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 09:14:00 am »
i was actually comparing it to the g wagon, which the ground clearance isnt to bad actually, plus youve got cross axle diff locks and the land rover cant go into low box whilst moving, unlike the g wagon, then theres the fact that the g wagons just built like a tank anyway.  ;D the only problem is the g wagons are a fortune, but they do hold there money. oh and i think the older g wagons had a pickup option :)
also we have a jap pickup, a Mitsubishi l200 raging bull, and were really impressed, but that could be to do with the fact that Merc own Mitsubishi.

Its not my fault ive been brought up with proper machines  :-\ ;)
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