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Old 03-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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mog axled buggy from Cyprus

Hello, I was going throught the forums here to deside in which one i can post our build, so being a custom buggy whith mog 404 axles i thought is a good idea to post it here. At the moment iI am trying around to find how to upload pictures... And then your coments are welcome!!!

Some specs about the buggy:

Engine/Transmission: 4.0 ltr H.O / Auto box from a jeep cheerocke

Suspension: Triangulated four link front and rear with 37mm o.d 6mm wall tubing and heim joints, Fox 18in Nitrogen shocks F/R

Axles: Unimog 404 portals with custom discs conversion( in progress) and custom pinion flange.

Nissan Patrol shortened Chassis and custom tube work
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would be concerned about your link material strength. 6mm wall tubing for portals seems too thin to me. Is the material 4340 or mild steel?
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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open a account on photobucket. its free. then upload your pictures. after they load copy the image code number and paste it on your forum.
thats how you load pictures. now post some so we can see this rig
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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swampers1226, thanks for the advice! i am uploading the pictures all ready! Micka, the thickness is 0.250 inch, no is not 4340 or any other exotic material, here in Cyprus the only thing you can source from the dealers is mild steel tubes, no DOM either, I tested it on other builds and is strong enough to say, no failures...yet.

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hope it works, comments are welcome!

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks like you have the 4 link adjustment covered
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Pictures look good. If those links are proven already than go your hardest

Thought you might like to see how I did my lower link brackets. I managed to get them out as far as possible...








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Old 03-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice work Micka! I will copy that on the next project. On this one I was trying to find the easyest way to mount the links on the axle. We already finished the cage and i will take some shots tommorow, to me it looks prety good but i need some opinions from people that seen a lot more than me ! As far as the link adjustment, I searched, read and tryed to understand about the antisquat, instand centre etc and manage to get a range between 50 to 120 0/0 the soonest we try it, you will have some coments on what works and how it reacts on different set ups.

Micka, have you done a disc conversion or you are using the standard drum brakes? I see you come from Brisbane, Au if I'm not mistaken, we are in the way to fit a pair of discs and calipers from a Nissan patrol( your are very familiar with this cars in Au i guess), it looks a bit difficult to get the clearance between the caliper mounts and the bearing hub of the axle but we are almost there. Some shots on that as well will give you an idea of whats going on.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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New photos of the rig, almost done with the cage and also a few shots of a friend's landcruiser on 38.5 boggers being chopped

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Some pictures of the rig with its brand new shoes, a set of 42" TSL's. I know i have to find some time to organize the files and coment on the work done so far, but time is tight, work, studying and hobbies won't fit easy in a 24 hour day!!!

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't really add anything to your build, seems like you have it handled.

But, I did live in Cyprus for 2 years, back in 1999-2001. Nicosia, to be exact. I drove a Toyota Land Cruiser white diesel truck, 1982 HJ47 to be exact. Lifted, tall skinny Michelins. I drove that thing all over the island, both sides. I knew this guy named George that owned what I think was the only 4x4 shop in Nicosia, still there? There used to be some good wheeling up in the Pentadaktylos mountains on the turkish side. Good times.
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is that a blue fj-43????? good work so far!
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I like the removable link mounts... Pretty cool.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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hi guys, spalding, is good to find someone that knows where this dreadful place is!!! I know George, he owns BUFFALO4X4 shop in Nicosia. But to be fair not the only one. You owned a Landcruiser whith the reg HJ47? I can search through a few friends and see if i can locate the rig!!! I have been to the north side for a couple of times but never wheeled there. Pentadaktylos is a great place for wheeling, but we go most of the times in Machairas and Troodos mountains during the winter and in Akamas region in the west part of the Island in Pafos in the summers long holidays.
montanatrout, the Toyota is an FJsomething the long wheelbase model, but we cut its @$$ for clearance and kept the original wheelbase. 4.2 in line 6 gasoline, front 3link and leafs at the rear. Is almost ready to roll!!! I will post some pictures from that project as well.
Our mog buggy, Jester, is almost ready, We are waiting for the shock mounts to be cut and then it will rock and roll!!! need to mount the steering ram, but as our moto is: close your eyes, floor it, bang it, break it and back to the garrage for fixing, obviously is not needed
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I am adding some final fotos of the rig in gallery, it is finally finished and running
!!! both and the fj45!!!
I will try to upload a video on youtube as well to see the thing in action We test drive it whith no prob whatsoever except the fact that i bend the lower links on some rocks...twice it seems that my driving style isn't smooth enough, we will beef up the links some time later with some flat bars to strenghten it.
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added a few better shots of the rig, comments wellcome...
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At last I manage to upload a few shots!!! the whole think whas about a red star oh!, and 20 bucks
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stepping on the donnor rig with ease...
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suspension circulates and some early shots from the build up...
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Rig looks good.
Just one observation, I don’t think your steering arms are going to hold up, if you leaved them spaced way up like that.
You need some kind of a tie in at the top, or you will for sure work harden that bolt and break it.

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Good observation We are in the progress of sorting it out, during some trips the bolts of the arms came loose because of the diflection, the arms are long and the joints are to high to work without any support brackets.

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Cool build. Do you have any plans to brace the rear upper link mounts at the axle end? I may just not be seeing the bracing already on them.

that rig looks nice and light for a mog axled build!
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there is some bracing but it's not very visible due to the paint and the shot. Our plan was to do it as light as possible, the less the weght the less stress on the components thus, limited breakages

Here is another mog axled rig, it belongs to a friend who is a machinist, the guy that does every job that requires a lathe. Is a ssang yong korando, a korean copy of the cj5. These rigs originaly came with a 2.3 ltr isuzu diesel engine and 5speed grbx. This one went over some serious changes through the years, The engine comes from a mitsubishi pajero/shogun and is the mighty 3.5 v6. turning 42inch iroks and offcourse 404 mog axles with toyota hilux discbrakes all around.
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