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Thread: Mercedes-Benz 917 AF Renovation.

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe917 View Post
    Now for our experiences with the truck.
    With the interior complete it is very comfortable inside (although not as palatial as Perky Mog)


    We love the wonderful homey feeling inside of your truck!!!

  2. #32
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    What kind of top speed do you get?

  3. #33
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    Top speed? 70mph at the end of a straight 5 mile downhill, with a tail wind!
    We can run comfortably all day at 55mph (2200 rpm) but will lose speed on most climbs.
    The truck is best at 45mph (1800 rpm) .
    1993 Mercedes-Benz 917 AF
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  4. #34
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    Default North America Travel Blog Link

    My wife has been keeping this up over our last 3 years, not much about the truck more about places we've been.
    Links to Flikr albums. Enjoy.

    https://thewanderingheffalump.wordpress.com/
    1993 Mercedes-Benz 917 AF
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  5. #35
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    Great blog and photos, looks like you have had a great time over the last three year.
    Iain
    Brisbane, Australia
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  6. #36
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    My wife and I have been checking out your blog, really nice photos. We are nearing the end of a 6+ year sailing circumnavigation and plan on when we return to the USA (next summer after crossing the Atlantic this winter) to, most likely sell the boat and move to an expedition rv to head out again. After months of research the 917 AF looks like it might be the right truck to start with. Due to budget I had planned on building my own using a Total Composites shell (this is if we could not find a used one that fits our wants). Really looking forward to the possibilities.

  7. #37
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    Default Congratulations to that 917 AF

    Because I plan to go to North America next year I found your interesting thread in this forum. Congratulations for choosing this vehicle. You'll never regret your decision.

    May I introduce myself: My Name is William and I live in Germany and now I am retired.
    Nine years ago I bought a German army MB truck 1017A (4x4) with 29000 km, planned the box and found a company which built it finally. The door and the connection to the driver's cab I manufactured as well as the windows, the interior, electric, solar panels (500 wp) etc. I'll ship it next summer to Halifax, travel first to Newfoundland, Trans Canada -Hwy up to Banff, then southwards to yellowstone down the USA and finally to Mexico (Baja California down and up) finally through the southern parts of the USA to Baltimore. From there wi'll ship our baby back to Germany. Duration of trip: 1 Year.

    If you have any interesting stops in Canada, let me know. Thank you.

    Regards
    William

    My Truck:
    1017A.jpg

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