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« Reply #150 on: June 17, 2017, 12:27:11 PM »

For heavens sake, man!!!
Don't drive that thing on the gravel!  You risk chipping the paint!!!   beer

BTW, is the VW Bus gone or just 2nd fiddle now? 
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« Reply #151 on: June 19, 2017, 02:51:24 AM »

For heavens sake, man!!!
Don't drive that thing on the gravel!  You risk chipping the paint!!!   beer

BTW, is the VW Bus gone or just 2nd fiddle now? 


Oh it will be used! :-)

I sold the VW bus a couple years back, it's now living in AZ. 

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« Reply #152 on: June 19, 2017, 02:51:43 AM »

My father and I took a trip to Dayton WA this weekend to attend the All Wheels Weekend car show.  It's the first time I've been to this show and it was really cool, lots of unique vehicles showed up.

We left town at 4am for the 66 mile drive to Dayton, wanted to get there nice and early to snag a good spot.  Here we're rolling down the highway and watching the beautiful sunrise in the distance. The new Hella headlights are a HUGE improvement over the OEM units!






We stopped in Waitsburg to check temperatures on the portal boxes, trans, axles and tires...Everything looked nice and cool.






Wait a minute...I didn't know I owned a tackle shop in Waitsburg LOL.




Nearing Dayton. Almost no traffic on the road early in the morning...love it.




At the show....it was a great turn out and we got to chat with a lot of great people.  Fun Stuff!






You can see I still need to wire the LED lighting.




This poor guy hit a deer on the way to the show while cruising down the road in his 55 Ford.  OUCH!




This was by far my favorite car at the show.  It's a 1915 American Le France fire truck that's been converted into a Speedster for the Peking to Paris race.  It has it's original 900 Cubic Inch engine that develops 130hp and chain drive to the rear wheels.  Hand build aluminum body.  So HUGE and SOOOOOOOOOO Cool!!!!   40" tires!   Lots of pics taken of this beauty!




















My father and I hanging out at the show before the public started rolling in.




Getting some snacks on the way out of town




And rolling home...Had a great time!




We will be at Cool Desert Nights in Richland WA next weekend.

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« Reply #153 on: June 23, 2017, 01:50:01 AM »

Congratulations on Unimog build! I can't think of anything more special than doing the project with your father and going to a car show with him. What a great example of spending quality time with your dad! The La France is beyond words!  clap
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« Reply #154 on: August 12, 2017, 12:11:49 PM »

Up early this morning to get the lights adjusted.

Photo's aren't the best but these babies are BRIGHT!  Love the color temperature of the BD Lights, nice daylight color.

Low beam Halogen Headlights




LED Driving Lights mounted on the Push Bar.




LED Windshield Spot Lights




LED Roof Rack Spot Lights




All forward facing LED Lights ON






Side and Rear LED Flood Lighting ON




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« Reply #155 on: August 14, 2017, 04:36:24 AM »

Today's project....make/install new headliners.

The original headliners were sagging, stained and in poor shape.  First up remove the fabric from one of the headliners so I can use the board as a pattern to make new backing boards.




Pattern ready to cut.




Two new backing boards cut out and ready to assemble.




1" foam being glued to the backing boards, weights applied during the drying process.




Test fitting before further progress.  You can see the notch on the passenger side liner for the wiring heading up to the roof rack from the pillar, I will be fabricating a cover to hide the wiring.




Cutting the notches where the retaining clips engage the headliner.






A little sanding on the corners of the foam and they will be ready for cover.




At this point I gathered up the new headliner material and headed over to a good friends house to add a custom touch, she is really great with all things fabric and does awesome custom embroidery work.  We settled on size, color and font and started to apply the UNIMOG logo to the headliner material.  We settled on a gold/tan color that matches the trucks color perfectly.  Thanks for all the help Linda!




One side down.




Applying glue to lock it down




Cutting the slots for the clip locations




Prepping the corners.  We fit everything then pulled it back, applied the glue, trimmed the folds and locked them down.




Passenger side Done.  Came out really nice!




Old and new together.  Old unit is nasty!




And pictures of the liners installed.








I will build a custom metal cover to hide the wiring.






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« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2017, 12:36:02 AM »

Wow, the Unimog is a now a Luxury Unimog! Thank you for the updates!  lurk lurk
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