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Thread: Mercedes 1222A.. The beginning!

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    Yeah, it's not unusual in Europe to enter the cab through the wet room/ toilet.
    That way you safe room in the cab, when it is snowy or muddy you step into the wet room, get rid of your wet clothes and dirty boots and step into the heated cab. Also keeps it warm inside while people enter and exit the cab. Easy to clean too, just rinse it off with the shower.
    The pull out steps are a beauty too.

    I miss the small/ medium class here in Australia. In Germany it's easy to find 4x4 transporters like Sprinters, Ivecos and so on.
    Here you go from the Landcuiser straight to the Fuso/ Canter/ NPS.

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    That's a great website, they should have bought their truck to Australia, he missed all the good bit



    Quote Originally Posted by Holger View Post
    Here is a 1017 friends of mine build.
    It's in German, but the many pictures might help and give you an idea.
    The quality is outstanding, so much so, that people asked him to build them one, so he has its own full time business building expedition motor homes..

    http://www.reisenomaden.de/html/mercedes_1017.html
    Iain
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holger View Post
    I miss the small/ medium class here in Australia.
    Yeah, I recon I was lucky to find this one.. I'd been looking at older bigger Mercs as I didn't think I'd find a late 4x4. I'd ruled out importing one as price and import seemed a little hard! Then as if by magic, a week after I sold the Land Rover, this one appeared! A lucky find, as I believe there were not many imported down under.
    Where there's smoke there's poke...
    The more the smoke, the more the poke!

    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4.
    1995 Range Rover 3.9 EFI.

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    Had a bit of a play today. Started to collect the Moss Rocks for our new build. Once done and a few others jobs completed, then it'll be off with the crane and tray and the start of a mammoth project! image.jpg
    Where there's smoke there's poke...
    The more the smoke, the more the poke!

    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4.
    1995 Range Rover 3.9 EFI.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holger View Post
    Here is a 1017 friends of mine build.
    It's in German, but the many pictures might help and give you an idea.
    The quality is outstanding, so much so, that people asked him to build them one, so he has its own full time business building expedition motor homes..

    http://www.reisenomaden.de/html/mercedes_1017.html
    Thanks for the link! I love how they joined the panels.
    http://totalcomposites.com/ your supplier for European designed fiberglass sandwich panels and accessories.
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    Good Luck

    I will watch with interest.

    I know where your at. Good Luck

    Neil (UK )

    http://cloud9isborn.blogspot.com

  7. #17
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    Thanks. I've had a good read thru your blog. Very nice vehicle! If ever you get to this part of the world, you're welcome at our place!
    Last edited by Sitec; 02-07-2016 at 09:27 AM.
    Where there's smoke there's poke...
    The more the smoke, the more the poke!

    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4.
    1995 Range Rover 3.9 EFI.

  8. #18
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    Default Little progress..

    Just a quick hello and update here. No overlanding yet, but I have covered quite a few hundred kms hauling rocks and then placing them! I've worked out that somehow I have to gear the truck up, as 90/95kmh is top speed (driving by rev counter). I have sourced a set of alloys for it, including enough for 4 spares that'll end up hung of its rear. I'm looking at 13 R22.5's as they're taller, but still don't think it'll give me enough. Anyway, here's a pic of the latest antics! image.jpg
    Where there's smoke there's poke...
    The more the smoke, the more the poke!

    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4.
    1995 Range Rover 3.9 EFI.

  9. #19
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    Default One became two...

    I blame Gumtree! Mine needed a few bits and bobs, so I was planning a day at the wreckers, but then found an advert on Gumtree for a complete truck with blown engine.... So, a small amount of cash changed hands and I brought it home!! Meet the 'parts department'!
    image.jpg
    Where there's smoke there's poke...
    The more the smoke, the more the poke!

    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4.
    1995 Range Rover 3.9 EFI.

  10. #20
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    Oooh!
    Nice big tank.

    Enormous advantage of a proper Heavy goods vehicle is that you can be self sufficient for so much longer; and big tanks enable you to go from large station to large station ensuring you draw diesel from regularly services sources with no condensation etc. Also remote places have higher prices, so your huge truck "saves you money" :-D
    Mine is probably bigger than yours.
    (isn't that what those long signatures are about?)
    I'm talking about my truck, what were you thinking? ;-)

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