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

  1. #401
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    That is some candle power....

    Cheers Fugly

  2. #402
    Thanks , so I must check myone, the lights are very powerfull...nice pics

  3. #403
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    So guess you're ready for the Eclipse

  4. #404
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    Yup, it looks like a UFO has landed.

  5. #405
    Today's project....make/install new headliners.

    The original headliners were sagging, stained and in poor shape. First up remove the fabric from one of the headliners so I can use the board as a pattern to make new backing boards.




    Pattern ready to cut.




    Two new backing boards cut out and ready to assemble.




    1" foam being glued to the backing boards, weights applied during the drying process.




    Test fitting before further progress. You can see the notch on the passenger side liner for the wiring heading up to the roof rack from the pillar, I will be fabricating a cover to hide the wiring.




    Cutting the notches where the retaining clips engage the headliner.






    A little sanding on the corners of the foam and they will be ready for cover.




    At this point I gathered up the new headliner material and headed over to a good friends house to add a custom touch, she is really great with all things fabric and does awesome custom embroidery work. We settled on size, color and font and started to apply the UNIMOG logo to the headliner material. We settled on a gold/tan color that matches the trucks color perfectly. Thanks for all the help Linda!




    One side down.




    Applying glue to lock it down




    Cutting the slots for the clip locations




    Prepping the corners. We fit everything then pulled it back, applied the glue, trimmed the folds and locked them down.




    Passenger side Done. Came out really nice!




    Old and new together. Old unit is nasty!




    And pictures of the liners installed.








    I will build a custom metal cover to hide the wiring.






    Hodakaguy
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  6. #406
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    Those came out great and very professional looking! It's definitely good to have friends with skills.
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    One thing I'd recomend that I've learned from the custom shops is to use 1/8" door skins rather than hardboard. The 1/8" plywood remains flatter than the bardboard which is suseptible to moisture and will warp.

  8. #408
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikersmurf View Post
    One thing I'd recomend that I've learned from the custom shops is to use 1/8" door skins rather than hardboard. The 1/8" plywood remains flatter than the bardboard which is suseptible to moisture and will warp.
    I came close to going with plywood but had this available, it's twice as thick as the OEM backing board and should hold up well for years to come.

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  9. #409
    Oh snap! That's some lovely embroidery your friend put down for you!

    Quick question, where did you get the marine pass through grommet for the wiring? Looks super clean and as I've got a few wires going through my roof I think it's critical I add something permanent and built for it as opposed to just slapping silicone on it.
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  10. #410
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    great job, very nice.

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