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Old 07-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Toy 1974 406 diesel unimog

I have always wanted one of these. Call me crazy. I picked this up last weekend and drove it home at about 35 mph. Brings new meaning to slow. It has front and rear PTO and all the hydraulics for different implements. I have all the bed sides, but no bed. Have not decided if I am going to make it a expo camper or just a flat bed wheeler. I first need to see if I could get it to do at least 50 mph.


Makes my 4x4 van look small.

Took awhile to figure out all the shifters.

The body is pretty rough, but the drive train seems solid.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Give it to me. I prefer going slow anyway. lmao Nice buy!
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm so glad you bought it! I looked at it and went back and forth about it. I definitely did not need another project, but the asking price was more than fair I thought. Expo or wheeler... you can do both with this Mog if you can come up with a cool flat bed!

Good luck with it, and keep sending pics of it progress.
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Awesome glad to see someone on the board picked it up!

I also considered it but I already have 8 vehicles and that one was located a couple states away!
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Already working on design for flat bed and new front bumper, now just trying to figure out if I want to make it a dump bed or not . Also debating on weather to leave all the hydraulics on it or start stripping it off. I know it weighs a lot, but nice to have if I want to get a snow blower or mower.

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How much you want for the front bumper that is on it now? I would be very interested in it.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice truck, you will never regret buying it I am sure especially after you get it rigged out your way!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You should be able to hit 45mph in a 406Ag like this, I know I can in mine. If you want to hit 50mph I'd upsize the tires to 14.5R20 or equivalent. That should get you to 50mph without the hassle of changing the R&P and/or hub gears.
As for equipment removal, I'd keep most of what's installed, once it's gone it's impossible to get it back. Obviously the 3pt hitch wont be used and the trailer airbrakes might not be useful to you. I have plans on a hydraulic front winch and a PTO welder/generator on mine (time & money).
With the 20 speed gearbox you already have highway gears and offroad gears all in one range. 1st is 95:1, 1st snail is 4068:1. I don't go below 1st on the Rubicon and splitting 6th with the underdrive range (-23%) is very useful on highway hills.
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