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    I finally managed to get my little black Unimog 404 back on the work bench tonight with the intention of rebuilding it again.

    For those who don’t know the Black Mog, I originally built it around 4 to 5 years ago based on a 1:1 rig I found whilst poking about in the interweb.

    Version 1.0 looked like this, Mog 404 (42)

    It was running modified G-made R1 axles and looked great, had reasonably acurate suspension and drive train and didn’t work all that well. I also didn’t really like the look of the axles under it as they are quite bulky.

    So about a year later it evolved into version 1.5,

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    This had custom axles made using parts from SDI and 3Racing and fabbed up by me I also added the light bar and changed the rear suspension to coilovers. This worked better (after ironing out some bugs) and the axles looked a lot more scale. I ran it for a couple of years with this set up but eventually the axles started to fall apart due to the mismatch of parts. So I retired the chassis and axles and put the body anbed to one side with the intention of rebuilding it using the experience I have gained since I first built it.

    So far I have decided I am going to re-use the 3Racing portals from the Version 1.5 axles and mount them to some modified aluminium SCX-10 II casings, track width will be stock SCX-10ish. I will be going down the route of torque tube suspension again.

    Originally I was intending to go for a 3D printed chassis but I need to modify the design I have, before that can happen, however as I scrapped the Orange Mog (Mogenstien) I have the steel chassis from that, which was built to match a 1:1 chassis. I will need to make new spring and shock mounts as I want to go back to fairly stock looking suspension.

    Tonight I mocked up the body and bed on the chassis and was happy to find everything lines up nicely.

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    Next up will be modifying the axles.

    Thanks for taking an interest, More as it happens.

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    You scrapped that amazing orange  Mog😢

    Am I right in saying the Maz is under new ownership?

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    I’ve followed closely the original build. lots of great studd there

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    You scrapped that amazing orange Mog😢 Am I right in saying the Maz is under new ownership?

    I still have the cab and straight 6, but the rest is gone, the axles and gearbox will be going under a new build once the chassis and body arrive from China. Yes the MAZ has gone to a new home and I believe is currently broken (ring and pinion in the front axle) and getting a respray in Olive Drab.

    I’ve followed closely the original build. lots of great studd there

    Cheers, I am glad you liked the original, I hope this rebuild can live upto it reputation.

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    I’ve seen it in bits on Instagram, last pic showing it masked up and ready for new paint. I hope he knows what he has and doesn’t try breaking it for bits like your old 6×6.

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    I’ve seen it in bits on Instagram, last pic showing it masked up and ready for new paint. I hope he knows what he has and doesn’t try breaking it for bits like your old 6×6.

    He seems to understand what it is and went for it over the new Cross RC BC-8.

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    Nice to see the Evolution of a rig.
    Looking for more….

    Regards

    Ralf

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    So after a slight delay of  9ish months, I have actually made progress on Black Mog 2.0,

    The rear axle main tubes are done and the portal boxes are fitted, I just need to remake the halfshafts to mate with the SCX10-II diffs.

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    The front tubes are also mostly made (need to modify a second C-hub)

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    Both axles then need some brackets adding and the torque tubes making.

    Both axles are essentially the same width as a stock SCX10-ii axle, but a fair bit heavier due to the tubes being made of brass.

    I have settled on the components of the drive line, this is going to use some SCX10-II parts and will be based on how I did the MB jeep. As stated above I am intending to re purpose the chassis from the Orange Mog, so whilst I am waiting on parts I shall start stripping and cleaning it ready for the fabrication of new brackets.

    More soon.

     

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    Very nice.Portals are always sexy 🙂 What housings are you using? And what tires, by the way?

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    Very nice.Portals are always sexy 🙂 What housings are you using? And what tires, by the way?

    Thanks. I do  have a thing for portal axle trucks.

    Axle center housings are SSD Pro44’s

    The portal housings are discontinued 3Racing ones.

    The tires a RC4WD USSR 1.9 Scale Military Truck Tires

     

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    Always liked this build. I’m sure it will turn out even better.Thanks for the info!

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    I love the way you custom fab stuff Pete, whatever you need you just make it, brilliant.

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