Thread: Mercedes-Benz 917 AF Renovation.

  1. #11
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    Awesome I love this setup. Keep up the good work.
    When are you planning to go?
    Winnebago Aspect 26A 2006


    Sportsmobile RB 2001 (sold)

  2. #12
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    Joe917,

    My son and I met you on the weekend while you were installing your Webasco heater. I joined here to read about your 917 and thought I would post to wish you all the best on you travels! Nice truck, I hope it treats you well.

    Hopefully you will post some of your travel experiences here.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  3. #13
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    Good luck with the conversion, I have just finished the same journey an a MB 1017A

    From

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    To

    CLOUD 9 AT CROWBOROUGH.jpg

    I would be interested to know what you think your weights are

    Best wishes

    Neil in the UK

  4. #14
    Neil, im also in the UK and about to embark on a smaller build than yours based on an LT45 4X4 crew cab. Do you have a build thread for your vehicle?

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldherewecome View Post
    Neil, im also in the UK and about to embark on a smaller build than yours based on an LT45 4X4 crew cab. Do you have a build thread for your vehicle?
    Sorry, I dont have a thread , but I am currently working on a blog of the build. We are in essex if that helps

    neil

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    So People in Essex don't do build blogs ;-)

  7. #17
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    Hi Ian

    Guess not.

    I will get to it one day, i have thousands of photos, i just need to go through them and try to remember what and why i did things.

    Its amazing how quickly you forget your rationale behind decisions.

    Catch up soon

    Neil

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    [QUOTE]The box is made up of two and a half inch thick foam with a quarter inch plywood and fiberglass skin inside and out. It is incredibly strong. It is attached to a steel sub frame which is bolted directly to the vehicle chassis. No springs, no bushings, nothing, direct attachment with no allowance for frame twist. After 270 000km there is no sign of any failure in the chassis or box./QUOTE]

    Just thought it was worth repeating. Im hoping to start on my truck next year and I keep agonizing over 3pt vs 4pt vs springs. And along comes Joe's truck with a Quarter Million KMs and doing great.

    Sorry for the hijack. Truck looks great, congrats

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    Default wieghts

    I am also interested in what the finished weights are, we converted 917 and have ended up over 7.5t when loaded with kit, fuel, water and bike. Highest I have got is 8250 kgs. frustrating as 7500kgs is a the limit for my wife to drive it!
    If only I hadn't used all that inch hard wood flooring!!

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    I am just under 9000 kg fully topped up. Truck is registered GVW 94000 kg.
    I will update soon, however the house is sold and we have to get everything ready for the road. The truck hits the paint shop this week end, I am well and truly sick of the prep work!
    Joe.
    1993 Mercedes-Benz 917 AF
    joemorrisphoto.com
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