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  • #60433

    Anonymous
    • Looking For Mud

    Very nice work, I wish I had the skills and equipment to do this stuff ::thumpsup::

    #60504
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    Tim_
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    Looking good Pete B)

    This is the thing about a Unimog build. In my mind I wanted to get away from off the shelf parts and create something really unique. Pete has made more than his fair share of Unimog parts so I’ve asked him to help out with all the custom work I can’t do.

    I really think this is what is needed to take the build to that next level and beyond, as you lot see Petes pictures on here I’m seeing them for the first time too so it’s getting really exciting now ;popcorn;

    #60506
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    Pete Attryde
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    Thanks Tailz & Tim,

    Made a bit more progress on the rear suspension this morning ::thumpsup::

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    I think I have now worked out how to fairly closely replicate the 1:1 rear set up :whistle: .

    More this afternoon,

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    #60512
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    Pete Attryde
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    Ok, so one side is pretty much done, just needs a little fettling :huh:

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    and with the pre-load increased,

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    check back soon for more progress.

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    #60434
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    Geoff
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    super work. ::thumpsup::

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    #60533
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    Tim_
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    Awesome mounts B)

    #60536
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    Tim_
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    So while Pete is progressing with the fabrication on the Unimog I thought I’d post the pictures I took of the shell on the chassis. I did this so I could see what direction the build would be going in and roughly what the outcome would be like at the end.

    The rear bed is sitting high due to the suspension mounts but when the shell is mounted properly it will be sitting lower like the full size version.

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    And just for reference this is what it would look like as a chassis cab.

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    Comments and thoughts welcome ::thumpsup::

    #60435
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    jimbo_wa
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    Looks like a top build in progress – you could keep it as a flatbed for the shelf and cab only to run keep it versatile! :cheer:

    #60540

    Anonymous
    • Looking For Mud

    Fantastic work Tim
    Do you no what colour your going to paint it love the wheel’s & tyre B)

    Jason

    #60541
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    Tim_
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    Thanks folks ::thumpsup::

    I’m going for a black chassis and lower section (arches, fuel tank, utility box etc) and a blue body with the silver striping some of them came with from the factory.

    #60544
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    Pete Attryde
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    Managed to find a bit of time to progress this today ::thumpsup::

    Got the second shock/spring mount done

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    and fettled the first one and made some chassis extensions

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    Next re-positioned the shift servo (I will make a new mounting plate as this one needs to much modifying to work)

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    Now on to mounting the rear tray, first up I added a piece of steel angle to the front edge of the tray.

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    at the rear I made a new rear cross member for the tray

    Original

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    Old and new,

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    I will transfer the number plate holder/ light brackets at a later date.

    and then finally, for today, mock up of the tray position

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    currently the front of the tray is sitting ever so slightly low but here is a side shot of how the cab and tray should look when fitted.

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    and a 1:1 for comparison,

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    So next step will be to hinge the rear cross member off the chassis, mount the cross member to the tray and make a mount for a couple of magnets at the front to hold the front down.

    Thanks for looking, more soon.

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    #60623
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    Tim_
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    B) ;popcorn;

    Looking brilliant :woohoo:

    #60625
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    Pete Attryde
    Pete Attryde
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    Tim_ wrote:
    B) ;popcorn;

    Looking brilliant :woohoo:

    Thanks Tim, glad your liking it.

    So I spent a little bit of time yesterday hinging the rear bed.

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    and started on the front mount (and spur cover) the 2 magnets are strong enough that I can lift the thing completely off the ground by the rear tray ::thumpsup::

    Today I moved on to the front end, need to get the cab mounted before I can sort the front shock towers etc. Tim asked if as part of the build I could make a steel front bumper, so I decided to copy the one supplied with the the shell as closely as possible.

    So here is what I have come up with so far (only 6 hours work to get to this point :pinch: )

    Front bumper removed from cab and first piece of metal cut,

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    marked out the holes and center punched the drill marks,

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    then drilled,

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    after a large application of Dremel and files and a bit of bending,

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    next up was to add the top and bottom plates,

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    (the clamp and square are to hold the two pieces flush whilst I join them :blush: )

    Top done,

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    and the bottom,

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    Towing pin next, decided to make this as functional as possible :P

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    lastly I made and installed the mounts to attach it to the chassis.

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    I just need to make the mounts for the headlights and the mounting points above and below the bumper, and then I can move onto mounting the cab.

    Here’s a couple with the cab just resting on the chassis.

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    The cab will be sitting slightly higher and a touch further back once it is properly mounted.

    stay tuned for more exciting updates in the next few days :S

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    #60436

    Anonymous
    • Looking For Mud

    Wow, what a master piece ::thumpsup:: ::drool::

    #60437
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    grubbybuz
    grubbybuz
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    Ooosh B) Incredible bumper work B)

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