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Thread: Norwegian Unimog U1700L camper build

  1. #11
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    During painting:
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    Sorry, but seems that Idont have any good pictures ofthe finished result after painting, but I will take some pictures of the frame next time I remember it.

    I have also cleaned and painted the gearbox with the same green color as it original was. Later on I will also go ahead and paint the engine. I just need to come up with a jacking device first, so it becomes easier to tilt the cabin, now it is a very time consuming affair..

    Painted gearbox:

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    I also managed to reposition the exhaust so that it now again is connected to the stack up above the roof (it was rearranged by previous owner because of the crane)

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    Vegard

    Norway

    Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1700L, 1980
    Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen 300GD STT turbo + intercooler, 1981
    Mercedes-Benz 280S, 1966

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    Otherwise I have been busy working with the design and layout of the camper box itself It will not win any design awards, but we are quite happy with the concept we have come up with, but nothing is final yet, so adjustments (read: redesign) may still occur.

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    We also decided that we would like to make a height extension to the cabin, similar to what Unicat used on some of their earlier Unimog campers. This because we wanted more headroom inside the cabin, combined with our plan about integrating all auxiliary controls / knobs /gauges /communication systems +++ into an overhead dashboard above the windscreen. We decided that it will be fabricated from steel HUP 50x50x3, with 3mm stiffener plates welded in between, and then this frame will again be covered on the outside with 3 mm aluminum plates which are glued on using Sikaflex or similar. The latest concept for the extension looks like this:

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    The horisontal "hole" in the front is for mounting of LED-bar(s). The roofhatch is from Outbound, total weight: aprox 150kg, so its heavy enough, but hopefully also strong enough!
    Last edited by Vegard_S; 10-21-2015 at 09:06 PM.
    Vegard

    Norway

    Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1700L, 1980
    Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen 300GD STT turbo + intercooler, 1981
    Mercedes-Benz 280S, 1966

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    Looks nice. What fuel-consumption did you get on the auto-bahn?

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    19,5L / 100km, my fathers Hanomag, similar to your 508, with OM314 runs at 9,8 L / 100km, cruising speed for both of us was approx. 85km/h.
    Vegard

    Norway

    Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1700L, 1980
    Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen 300GD STT turbo + intercooler, 1981
    Mercedes-Benz 280S, 1966

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    Great start! The layout looks nice.

    William
    William and G-Ronimo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard_S View Post
    19,5L / 100km, my fathers Hanomag, similar to your 508, with OM314 runs at 9,8 L / 100km, cruising speed for both of us was approx. 85km/h.
    I would ideally want a Mog, but the overall maintenance cost and fuel-consumption lead me to the MB L608D - yes I got around sup 10 L / 100 km. running it home @ 90 km/h on the autobahn. It will be used for road-trips on tar and gravel during summer in Southern Europe and Morocco, and shorter local trips in Scandinavia during spring/autumn.
    I will keep my G-wagon (MY2005 G400CDi) for the serious stuff.

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    Very interesting project, I am looking forward to see how it turns out. One question; How long will the box be?
    Jostein
    Norway

    MB Vario 815 DA
    MB GLC 350e

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    [QUOTE How long will the box be?[/QUOTE]

    Hi Jostein,

    Outer dimensions of the box will be aprox.: 3,8m x 2,3m x 2,1m (L x W x H)
    Vegard

    Norway

    Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1700L, 1980
    Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen 300GD STT turbo + intercooler, 1981
    Mercedes-Benz 280S, 1966

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    Your truck is looking good, just be careful about the weight, things add up quickly, and having to drag around a lot of extra weight will add to fuel consumption and overall maintenance even if you can keep it under the GVM of the truck, lighter is always better. What is the maximum overhang you are allowed at the rear, check with vehicles standards people, over here in Australia it is 60% of wheelbase. I think Australia copied that from a European standard. Having the spare wheels on the back cuts down a lot on the usable camper box space.

    Also, just wondering what you will be using the big hydraulic pump on the back of the gearbox for?
    Iain
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Almost the same as I have on the Vario (3.85x2.25xapprox 2.25).

    You will have to install an hydraulic winch to make use of your pump:-)
    Jostein
    Norway

    MB Vario 815 DA
    MB GLC 350e

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