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PostSubject: Decision Made   Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:03 am

Thats it, the decisions been made.

As of now i am officially looking for a Unimog, i am looking for a U1200 or U1400 at a reasonable price (bargain) purely as a hobby vehicle for serious off roading.

It will be converted, it will have as a minimum:

Kettle so she can make my coffee.
Cooker with at least two rings so she can cook dinner
Double bed for the obvious.

PS, i have not told her yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:22 am


EPIC!

Sounds like great fun. If you get permission or when you get It, I will have to meet up and have a look at it. Love those Unimogs.

Could end up becoming the Ultimate Overland/Tourer vehicle???



What is the difference between the two models?

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:43 am

The difference is price.

I don't need permission of her indoors to buy one, but i have to tread carefully about the fitting out.
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:15 am


Well I suppose any Unimog is pretty much the off road king (except for side slopes). Would work well If you turned it in to a tall camper. Similar to the LR 101's that are on this forum. Just a big box on the back with all the trimmings inside.

Dont suppose they do a Automatic Unimog do they?...

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:13 am

Assassin - lucky you.

Just mind which bridges you drive it over! Have you seen this?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040498/Britons-Lesley-Norris-Bruce-Scott-Amazon-crash-rescued-relatives-Eastbourne.html doh
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:34 am

Not seen that, but some of the article is wrong, Mogs cost from around £6500 for the early ones, and well over £100,000 new depending on specification.

Do they do automatics, no and yes is the answer, later models have a pre-select gearbox in which you select the next gear you want, to change you just tap the clutch pedal and it changes up, but some come with a torque convertor transmission.
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:53 am

Why can't i post an image?????
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:32 pm


Did you use photobucket or the image host of this website? photobucket has been acting odd for the last few weeks for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:14 am

roamingman wrote:
Used host image, uploaded from computor.


Not meaning to Hi-jack Assassins thread, but that pics looks like a lot of fun. Where was that taken?

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:47 am

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:27 am

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Nope, still nothing....

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:38 am

Terracan Jas wrote:
roamingman wrote:
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Not meaning to Hi-jack Assassins thread, but that pics looks like a lot of fun. Where was that taken?

TJ

Sorry about this of going of thread Assassin

photo was at a off road site in the south of France.

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:30 am


Seen this and thought of you



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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:59 am

No, not the older 404/406 its too old.
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:37 am

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No, not the older 404/406 its too old.

Know where you're coming from - 404/406 may as well be a tractor, at least the square cabs are a bit more trucklike to drive.

Does look a smart truck though Jas thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:48 am

I know you have already made the decision to go with a Mog but what about a Volvo c303?
From a quick scan of the net the Volvo's are cheaper than a Merc Unimog, I don't even have a clue what the difference is between them. Still the Volvo does look like a capable vehicle.



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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:50 pm

The decision factored in many vehicles such as the Pinzgauer, Volvo, and many more, but ultimately it comes down to practicality, of all the vehicles they are copies of the Mog and certainly not as good, the Mog has portal axles so good underaxle clearance which the others cannot match, and spares availability for even the oldest of them. In addition the ability to have 8 forward gears as a minimum and the option of 2 X 8 or even 3 X 8 gears, a shuttle gearbox, and diff locks in each axle and a centre diff; combine this with the fact i can use it on my land instead of a tractor makes it a clear winner.

Everything is interchangeable, upgradeable, and if not fitted as standard it can be retro fitted, so the ultimate Lego set for we engineers, and it can have so many attachments fitted as it has hydraulics front, centre, and rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:54 am

Unimog Very Happy Very Happy Jelous!

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PostSubject: Re: Decision Made   Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:03 pm

Assassin, are you having trouble posting, or is it a quessing game scratch

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