Thread: Meet the Trot'n Turtle - Unimog U1300L Build

  1. #231
    Time to remove the deck on the bed in preparation for paint. The bolts holding the wood onto the frame are flat topped and have a square shank under the head to keep the bolt from turning, unfortunately after years on being installed in the bed the bolts are rusty and about half of them just spin when trying to remove the nut. Time to break out the Mig.

    Bolt installed in the bed, this is one that's spinning.




    We tacked a piece of round stock to the head of the bolt so we could hold it and keep it from spinning, once out we just snapped the rod off the head and used the same rod to weld onto the next bolt. We had a hand full of rods going as we removed all the offending bolts.








    More bolts on the way out








    Underside of the bed.




    Bed coming apart








    The wood is in good cond, we will sand, re-finish and re-install.




    Removing the metal hardware, these bits will be powder coated.




    Deck removed, frame is nice and clean underneath. We will soon pull the frame and paint the underside black, the sides and gates will be painted the same color as the body.








    Top view of the winch.






    Starting to strip down the interior for paint. Lots of small bits to remove.






    Inside of the doors have a thick coating of cavity wax for corrosion protection, they are very clean with no rust.






    While I was working on the interior my Father (Danny) was busy cutting out the plates to fill in the corner gaps on the rear fenders.








    More to come....

    Hodakaguy
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  2. #232
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    But i like the RED,

    you will notice that the Unimog will be slower after u paint it in a colour other than red

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    Nice work. Wish my boards looked as good.
    Fwiw, you can get those bolts from MB if you are freaky for being original.
    I just used elevator bolts from local hardware store..

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    I commend you on your attention to detail and props to your dad for his welding skills!

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    Thanks for sharing this, I can spot the rear pivot-point on the bed-frame, how about the front, is it positioned somewhere around the rear panel of the fuel-tank?

    Thx

  6. #236
    Quote Originally Posted by Wyuna View Post
    But i like the RED,

    you will notice that the Unimog will be slower after u paint it in a colour other than red
    LOL...probably true but I'll take my chances.

    Hodakaguy
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  7. #237
    Quote Originally Posted by Verkstad View Post
    Nice work. Wish my boards looked as good.
    Fwiw, you can get those bolts from MB if you are freaky for being original.
    I just used elevator bolts from local hardware store..
    I found some flat head allen cap screws with the proper head diameter, the bolts are a little bigger but I'll drill the holes to fit :-)

    Hodakaguy
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  8. #238
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigblue View Post
    Thanks for sharing this, I can spot the rear pivot-point on the bed-frame, how about the front, is it positioned somewhere around the rear panel of the fuel-tank?

    Thx
    Yep your right on the money, it sits about even with the rear of the fuel tank.



    Hodakaguy
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  9. #239
    Parts back from powder coating. Satin Black.





    Hodakaguy
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    You're posting early tonight, you must be slacking off on the job!

    That stuff looks great! It's really going to set it off.
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