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Hellbound

2,246 posts

62 months

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Ash1

137 posts

53 months

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What makes the hiss and clunk when changing gear?

Jimbo.

2,887 posts

75 months

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Tuesday 27th December 2011 quote quote all
The clutch and/or the 'box itself (air assists with the shoving of gears back/forth).

sc4589

1,749 posts

51 months

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I love these things, have done since I was small! Would love to visit the specialist for a giggle!

It's worth noting that the Brabus Unimog apparently does NOT have any extra power- just goes on a diet, losing all the useful stuff, and then replaces it with pointless chintz crap- I mean, really, wheel trims on a Unimog? Shiny diamond plate in the cargo bay? Just no. Tonka toy yellow and all the toys, please.

It's also a shame that Mercedes decided to launch their stupid M-Class in The Lost World. If they'd sent these in, the dinosaurs wouldn't have stood a chance.

mgrays

163 posts

76 months

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sc4589 said:
I love these things, have done since I was small! Would love to visit the specialist for a giggle!

It's worth noting that the Brabus Unimog apparently does NOT have any extra power- just goes on a diet, losing all the useful stuff, and then replaces it with pointless chintz crap- I mean, really, wheel trims on a Unimog? Shiny diamond plate in the cargo bay? Just no. Tonka toy yellow and all the toys, please.

It's also a shame that Mercedes decided to launch their stupid M-Class in The Lost World. If they'd sent these in, the dinosaurs wouldn't have stood a chance.
Err... they did have 2-3 'mogs in there; http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/1442977-mog...

They "might" have had a chance pulling that camper up the clift with a Mog..but 7t odd on a clift verus anything on slick mud.. about a Cat D9 was the only thing that would have worked! (It's only a movie... yeah but we are still under 1G conditions!)

Still working slowly on my old father's 1968 406..
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JoeBolt

131 posts

48 months

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The RAF Harrier squadrons used to use Unimogs for towing aircraft. The Unimog was needed as opposed to a standard aircraft towing tractor for deployments into the field. I had many a happy time doing a bit of impromtu 'bondu bashing' in one, remembering first of course to unhitch the Harrier.

sc4589

1,749 posts

51 months

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mgrays said:
Err... they did have 2-3 'mogs in there; http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/1442977-mog...

They "might" have had a chance pulling that camper up the clift with a Mog..but 7t odd on a clift verus anything on slick mud.. about a Cat D9 was the only thing that would have worked! (It's only a movie... yeah but we are still under 1G conditions!)

Still working slowly on my old father's 1968 406..
Ah but the 'Mog would've withstood the T-Rexes so much better! And apparently the M-Class was 'nearly' pulling the hench truck back up (believe it when I see it... hehe ). So in movie terms, by the time the 'Rexes had arrived back to deal with Eddie Carr, they'd've been long gone and ready to go.

Technically.

Stop crushing my dreams.

frown

robinessex

1,862 posts

67 months

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So, after the Mog, we'll all want one of these as well..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg


johnpeat

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4,263 posts

151 months

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minky monkey said:
Q plates?

Ozzie Osmond

16,221 posts

132 months

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Ooooh Matron!


_g_

741 posts

87 months

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robinessex said:
So, after the Mog, we'll all want one of these as well..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg

The stuff I've read about them before suggests that actually they don't offer much over some decently chunky big dirt tyres - though obviously going to have more issues fitting those to a drift car smile.

Alicatt1

586 posts

81 months

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Wednesday 28th December 2011 quote quote all
I prefer something a bit more home grown


One I built earlier


normalbloke

2,461 posts

105 months

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Alicatt1 said:
I prefer something a bit more home grown


One I built earlier

Nasty.... Just look at that diff pan scraping on the tarmac!!

Watchman

3,118 posts

131 months

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_g_ said:
robinessex said:
So, after the Mog, we'll all want one of these as well..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg

The stuff I've read about them before suggests that actually they don't offer much over some decently chunky big dirt tyres - though obviously going to have more issues fitting those to a drift car smile.
There's quite a few youtube vids showing vehicles with Matttracks going places where normal cars can't. One in particular where a Hummer is tried with and without Matttracks in deep snow. It's quite convincing.

BTWANGO

26 posts

137 months

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Please forgive the off-topic.
I recollect seeing a program about Paris-Dakar support vehicles.(I'm guessing about 10 years ago). I seem to recollect a truck that had a cabin at both ends. That is, if it got stuck going one way the driver could get out of the "front", go to the "back" and drive forward. Can someone tell me the brand/model this could have been?

Sort of back on topic.I have always thought a Pinzgauer 6x6 looks superior to a Unimog because of the extra axle. I am not talking about real world capability; just "just won the lottery" buying fantasy.

b

Lefty

13,666 posts

88 months

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Ahem


Alicatt1

586 posts

81 months

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normalbloke said:
Nasty.... Just look at that diff pan scraping on the tarmac!!
yeah but the hubs don't fall off wink

thinfourth2

30,292 posts

90 months

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Alicatt1 said:
normalbloke said:
Nasty.... Just look at that diff pan scraping on the tarmac!!
yeah but the hubs don't fall off wink
Yep one of the main straights of the unimog is the portal axles




Which gives a lot more ground clearance

Mavican

128 posts

50 months

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BTWANGO said:
Please forgive the off-topic.
I recollect seeing a program about Paris-Dakar support vehicles.(I'm guessing about 10 years ago). I seem to recollect a truck that had a cabin at both ends. That is, if it got stuck going one way the driver could get out of the "front", go to the "back" and drive forward. Can someone tell me the brand/model this could have been?

Sort of back on topic.I have always thought a Pinzgauer 6x6 looks superior to a Unimog because of the extra axle. I am not talking about real world capability; just "just won the lottery" buying fantasy.

b
Probably an old Tatra or Liaz.

justanotherJC

194 posts

38 months

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I am loving all the pics of 'Mogs, but it's not easy for the uninitiated to appreciate the size of these machines.
My kids (5 and 3) LOVE Land Rovers (especially Defenders), so when they saw one parked next to a Mog a few weeks back, they were just speechless:




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