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    Cool Unimog project

    I have been looking for a project to build and saw that Toys and Joys have come out with some new plans,
    and the 146 – “THE UNIMOG” got my attention.
    So before biting the bullet and sending for the plans I went walk about seeing what ideas I could add to it,
    as you all know I can’t stay to close to the plans for some reason.
    Well searching for Unimogs I found one that really got my attention, now wouldn’t that be fun to go mudding in?
    And as you can tell, it’s a long ways from the T&J plans.

    So found some blue prints and played around with them and the first picture and we have a start .


    I really meant to take start up pictures but between not having a ton a extra gumption and just the joy of being in the shop after so long I just kept working.




    This is the first time I have ever made the body before the frame so we’ll see how that works out. lol
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    Not the most handsome of vehicles but rugged and built for a purpose...
    Good progress Bruce, Cheers, Peter

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    Well I think the 406 Unimog, which is what we have here, is one of the best looking vehicles around.

    The front curved section is the hardest bit to get right; you've nailed it.

    Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimark View Post
    Well I think the 406 Unimog, which is what we have here, is one of the best looking vehicles around.

    The front curved section is the hardest bit to get right; you've nailed it.

    Mick.
    When I went looking for a new some what simple project the UNIMOG got my attention.
    In my younger days getting covered with mud out dirt bike riding was a real joy
    and this truck would defiantly be a blast to get muddy in now at 72 years old. lol
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    40 something years ago, when I was chasing my now wife in Germany, I noted the multitude of accessories that could be connected to her local council Unimog 406. When I first visited on my summer holidays, winter in Germany, the 406 had a snowplough attachment on the front and a salt dispenser on the rear running off of the PTO drive. Another visit in spring (Easter) and the council 406 was grass cutting/slashing.

    After marrying her, we visited in the northern hemisphere summer/autumn. My wife was born in a farmhouse in a room above the stables on a farm now owned by her cousin, by Australian standards their farm is relatively small. Ploughing of the fields at that time was done by her cousins son in their Unimog 406. Having seen their Unimog 406 and the attachments in their barn, I'm very sure their fields would have been ploughed like this.

    Unimog 406 plowing - YouTube

    The last version of the 406 ran a 5.7 litre engine, had 75kW of grunt and a top speed of 79 km/h. About 60-70 km/h is their comfortable cruising speed.

    Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimark View Post
    40 something years ago, when I was chasing my now wife in Germany, I noted the multitude of accessories that could be connected to her local council Unimog 406. When I first visited on my summer holidays, winter in Germany, the 406 had a snowplough attachment on the front and a salt dispenser on the rear running off of the PTO drive. Another visit in spring (Easter) and the council 406 was grass cutting/slashing.

    After marrying her, we visited in the northern hemisphere summer/autumn. My wife was born in a farmhouse in a room above the stables on a farm now owned by her cousin, by Australian standards their farm is relatively small. Ploughing of the fields at that time was done by her cousins son in their Unimog 406. Having seen their Unimog 406 and the attachments in their barn, I'm very sure their fields would have been ploughed like this.

    Unimog 406 plowing - YouTube

    The last version of the 406 ran a 5.7 litre engine, had 75kW of grunt and a top speed of 79 km/h. About 60-70 km/h is their comfortable cruising speed.

    Mick.

    That is way cool I had no idea it could get er done like that,
    it has really made me love this model build so much more. THANKS!!!
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    Nice work Bruce

    Regards

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    Cool

    Finished out the inside so I could put on the roof and play with the roll bar.






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    Very nice, looking forward to the completed Unimog.

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    Need to figure out the axles and front & back bumpers, also a fuel tank steps combo maybe as this is one high stepping truck ..



    These are some left over tires from the delivery truck, ak Race car hauler, will probable use the tires and make new rims that will match up better with the truck pictures.

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    Beautiful work Bruce

    Top stuff

    Regards

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    It’s time to play with the rims, the tires are left over from a build way back.
    I’m going to take out the walnut rims that really don’t fit in with this type truck and there’s just not room for lug nuts and we just have to have a few lug nut to get the right feel. lol

    Here’s what I got to work with just needed to drill a few holes in these left over rims.
    Since I’m going to set up the jigs for this I might as well make ten extras for the next time I need some this should only add a hour or so to do so will be really happy with myself the next time I need some rims.

    Here is a blog about making these wheels and rims. Be sure to click over to the next blog post [it’s a two parter] for more on those rims and tires.
    You’ll see pictures of the tires I will be redoing for a little better look.
    Trucks #3: Figuring out the wheels - by htl @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community

    Here’s a picture of the store bought tires [1 1/2”] I use to make these rims, they have some nice details and saves me a ton a work, and are pretty cheap on Amazon.

    The dowels I used are just a little bigger than tooth picks found them at Wally world by the plastic bag, way cheap and just the right size.

    This should give us the look we want with out to much trouble.

    Until next time have fun and be safe.
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    Bruce, You sir are a wheel master.
    Absolute wizard with making them look so realistic.
    cheers Peter

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    Bruce,

    Totally agree with Peter - a Master Class

    What a fantastic job - great wheels.

    Regards

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