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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitec View Post
    One of these was my first attempt at building an 'overland truck'.. Paid bugger all for it, as it 'needed work'! Came with an air cooled V8, hub reduction axles all round and a very basic Unimog style cab. The last of these were badged as Ivecos. Mine was on the change over and had both names on the front! It was noisy, slow, but fun! Eventually my father said he wanted the tractor shed back, so it had to go! Not the ideal truck, hence me now wanting a Merc!
    Iveco has been running an overland expeditions with these truck

    HOME - Overland

    in 2002 they drove in front of my house, they were very impressive. Met the team in downtown Beirut, nice people very open and looking forward to communicate with others.

    Their 6th overland journey took them around the Mediterranean in what is called "The blue ring of the Mediterranean"

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    Yeah, I've watched quite a few of their videos on YouTube.. Very capable machines!

    Little progress on the 'build', but having read thru Pairoa's thread (Expedition Portal) on his Merc 6x6 AK build thread and seen his sketches, it has got me thinking that perhaps I should draft my intended plan... So here it is! Reasonably simple I hope! A lightweight 50 x 50 RHS body frame, skinned on the outside with alli or steel, 50mm kingspan insulation pushed in between the steelwork, and then finished with 12mm marine ply or laminate. This will be mounted on three points so the chassis can do as it pleases under it without twisting the body. The spare wheels and rear bumper will be attached to the rear of the chassis, independant to the body and will have a channel/mast setup (similar to a forklift mast) using rollers and a pump. The lights, wheels and additional storage box will lower to the ground when required. The 'log basket' will be attached to the living body and remain up out of the way, as it won't often be used. I will also have simple removable 'side skirts' that match in with the rear body but hide the air tanks, batteries and fuel tanks. It won't have the clearance of a Unimog or AK, but I'm not planning to do any extreme off roading! The front roof rack will be on a pivot, so it can be lifted up out of the way when the cab has to be tipped. I hope to reproduce the 'Dragoman' type seal between the cab and body. Simple but effective. The body will still have a 'cab to living' access door which will probably be an internal slider so it can be slid into the front wall out of the way. It will also have a low point at the entrance door with the third step built in. The skirt on the left will have a pull out first and second step. That is the plan
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    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB
    1990 Case IH 1455xl
    2012 VW Golf Mk 6 GTD
    1993 Range Rover 3.9 V8 Classic

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

  3. #103
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    Flying tank!

    Handy having the means to shift tanks around!! More rock collecting this week!
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    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB
    1990 Case IH 1455xl
    2012 VW Golf Mk 6 GTD
    1993 Range Rover 3.9 V8 Classic

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

  4. #104
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    Hey! Can I ask you to come around in your truck to the farm one day, because we have a (slightly smaller) galv tank that needs shifting just like that!

    That makes it look like a really easy job Payment by beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudboy View Post
    Hey! Can I ask you to come around in your truck to the farm one day, because we have a (slightly smaller) galv tank that needs shifting just like that!

    That makes it look like a really easy job Payment by beer?
    I'm sure that can be arranged!
    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB
    1990 Case IH 1455xl
    2012 VW Golf Mk 6 GTD
    1993 Range Rover 3.9 V8 Classic

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

  6. #106
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    Rocks, rocks.... but the end is near!

    Here's the last rock on the last layer going into place!! Not a job I could have undertaken with the 101 and compact tractor!! Had a day of 'Selections' at Rivergum today.. Not a day I want to repeat in a hurry!! But at least the house and shed build is getting closer!!! Once up I can play Overland Trucks!!!
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    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB
    1990 Case IH 1455xl
    2012 VW Golf Mk 6 GTD
    1993 Range Rover 3.9 V8 Classic

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

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    Looks good. Some tools are worth their weight in gold
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    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/l319-disco...permagrin.html
    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/members-ri...-cab-puma.html

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    I hope your power supply isn't coming in under those rocks! I don't think a ditch witch will get a trench in through them!

  10. #110
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    Ha!! No, its coming up the center of the drive and around into the back of the house. That said, the way Rivergum are going, there mightn't be a house yet! Mob of useless needle points!
    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB
    1990 Case IH 1455xl
    2012 VW Golf Mk 6 GTD
    1993 Range Rover 3.9 V8 Classic

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

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