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Hi lost1 – your question has brought in a lot of replies and links to a lot of helpful sites.
Rich Clafton’s contribution is generously modest, he didn’t mention his splendid Land Rover 101CF Ambulance (Tigurr) in which he travels worldwide.
I have traveled with Moggies from time to time – they look splendid, but oh! so heavy. I wouldn’t want to recover a stuck one.
The half-way point is a Land Rover 101FC Ambulance, it has excellent bodywork to convert, it’s strong and well insulated, and it’s better on spares and easier to work on.
And guess what… I have one for SALE!
Check out my website, it is on the front page, and for a lot less that the one Rich Clafton mentions!
I have been reading a report from a guy travelling in a Unimog (Mogrobin) and the fun and games he has had. I don’t know where your considering travelling but the one thing that he has pointed out about using this type of vehicle is maintenance in the country of travel.
Some of the Ex German army Unimogs use an Air operated 4x4 and dif lock selection system, this went wrong on Mogrobin From Dirkou to Bilma in the Sahara and was blowing oil out of the axles and gearbox, he tried getting it fixed in Niger, Mali, Ghana etc and none of the local bush mechanics wanted to know as it’s a very complex system and the parts were only readily available in Europe?
The best Guy to speak to regarding a Unimog conversion is Steven Stuart at http://www.unimog.org.uk/mymog/
Sorry if this link is a repeat but he is a very helpful guy (advised me on a few things) and has quite a lot of overland experience, he also knows of the above problem and which Mog’s have it.
Originally posted by lost1: Does anyone have some thoughts or ideas on the practicality of converting an old mercedes unimog for an overland adventure vehicle. I would really appreciate any advice you could give me, as I am new to this game. Formerly a motorcycle overlander...
Hi Lost 1
While baddhist's answer on Unimogs may be of use, please be cautious. The info he gives seems very uncertain, with words like "apparently, probably, only, haven't worked on" and most interestingly, "know nothing". I'm sure he's trying his best to help though....he seems to mean well..
<< While beddhist's answer on Unimogs may be of use, please be cautious...>>
I thought beddhist's answer was fair, interesting and appropriate. We are lucky to have on this forum people who want to share their experience and knowledge.
So what is your point, denis brown?
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