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Old 09-22-2012, 06:38 AM   #1
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So I picked up a UniMog roller chassis. I'm going to make some changes and finish the build. Should be fun. I don't know why but I love the Unimog design - kind of like owning a bulldog and thinking they are beautiful I guess. Any suggestions from you guys for scaling points for items that I can add along the way will be helpful.
What I do know that I will be adding is a winch on the elevated portion of the rear flatbed. That way I can run it any direction. Some D rings on front and back as well. Not to mention I'll go with all sorts of goodies strapped onto the flatbed... maybe in large basket type of holder like you normally see on top of a roof of a crawler.



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Old 09-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #2
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So I started with some diamond plate for the flatbed. Love this stuff - easy to work with and looks sharp! then made the rear fenders. Gotta make the insides for the fenders still.

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Old 09-22-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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So I started with some diamond plate for the flatbed.
Man, where did you get that diamond plate? Is that aluminium or steel?

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Old 09-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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I love mogs!

Who did the tube work ? X2 on the diamond plate ?
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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yea that plate is something I am wanting as well, it has a aluminum look to it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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One of these days I am going to build a mog. Good looking rig nice work on the bed.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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Man, where did you get that diamond plate? Is that aluminium or steel?

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It's aluminum - I can cut it with some heavy duty scissors so it's a piece of cake to work with. It's made by RC4WD called "Scale Diamond Plate". Part #Z-S0533.
I mock up each piece with thick construction paper then when it's perfect I'll trace it onto the diamond plate. The diamond plate has plastic on each side of it so that you can draw on it but peel off the plastic so you leave no marks behind.



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Who did the tube work ? X2 on the diamond plate ?
A fellow named Casey - I think he stick built it. Man - he does nice work.

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #8
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So I got the side of the wheel wells finished and pretty much most of the bed done. Then I got to work on the front inner fenders & wells. Gotta build a waterproof box to stuff all of the electronics into as well.




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Old 09-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Would you mind getting more pics of the axles ? Digging how the steering and suspension is setup.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:28 PM   #10
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Would you mind getting more pics of the axles ? Digging how the steering and suspension is setup.

me too. Im seeing some very cool suspension work up front there. lets see that from the underside... looks like just basically a BTA steering and 3 link and coils and shoks.. I like how you mounted the absorbers. still cant tell if its 3 link panhard or just a 4 link tho....... what knuckles did you use?

this is one nice rig

oh and I always used the HotRacing diamond plate, its super thin. do you know what this stuff is like in comparison to the HR stuff? been looking at the RC3WD wanting to try it..

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #11
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That diamond plate really makes the flatbed, good choice. Agreed, interesting front axle setup.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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3 front end pics. The top of the front springs came out of their holders but will be anchored in later. 2 rear end pics as well.




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Love me some Mog!
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Me too...seriously thinking of a tuber Mog....really like the diamond plate work
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:15 AM   #15
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Who did the tube work ?
Almighty Malachi did the tube work, RPMJ had this for a while and traded it at the swap meet to the Crawl Space last weekend.

Changed hands really fast, but Im liking what you have done so far.
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Almighty Malachi did the tube work, RPMJ had this for a while and traded it at the swap meet to the Crawl Space last weekend.

Changed hands really fast, but Im liking what you have done so far.
Casey does badass work! I loved that taco he did too few years back.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
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So I was making skid plates for the sides and was using heavy duty plastic but the whole time I was thinking "Meh..." so I got to thinking and went searching in the garage and found some 26 gauge steel and voila ! A little hammerin' and drillin' and I like it A LOT more. Gotta finish the other side tomorrow...

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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Finished both side skid plates in metal. I like it so much better!


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Old 10-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #19
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So I finally got some time to work on the Mog. Finished the front inner wheel wells & made a plate from metal to go at the front of the bed / back of the cab. Now I'm working on stick building a water proof box for all of the electronics.



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Old 10-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #20
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WOW nice MOG!!!!
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