went car shopping today..

chapel gate Nov 7, 2017

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member Supporter I am in ireland

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    The MB Trac 1500 satisfies all of my dark desires: tractors, truck type things, a bark from the engine that would frighten the dead, and things that are green... As much as I love the unimog, if I had 20 grand, it would be the Trac.
     
  2. Jacob100

    Jacob100 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    I was at a MB Truck Centre this morning and this beauty was parked next to the entrance.

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  3. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    awesome.
    looks like the grim reapers daily driver..
     
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    Josh Tagg Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    Bollox to the environment, follow to common sense... I want that Mog.
     
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    Jacob100 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    That’s funny Josh, I was looking at that Hilux - will say hello next time. I was there to pick up the polar opposite to the Mog: a white A-class...
     
  7. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    The old girls getting usefull now.
    Base plate for the crane:
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    Torsion free sub frame for mounting whatever on the back:
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    Note the pivot points, this is a four point mounted frame.
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    Really pleased with the crane. The size is perfect. Wouldn't want to be much bigger. Its only a 5t metre but reaches 30 foot with 2 manual extensions.
    The days of mauling may finally be over!
     
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  8. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Looks like good progress.
    Hadn’t noticed before, it’s even named after your good lady. :)
     
  9. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    I hadn't actually noticed that.

    "EM, EM! I told you I was thinking of you when choosing a unimog"....
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Now careful, that could go one of two ways…:?
     
  11. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Tipper body fitted. Off eBay. Originally fitted to a ldv convoy double cab.
    Needed the old box section around the outside cutting out and new welding in.
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    It doesn't tip as yet.

    Extending the ram to find its length. .
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    Now, if your gonna try this at home folks be careful. Each section shot up like a bullet once enough pressure built up to overcome the stiction on the seals!
    Each time the whole thing left the floor by about 3", and its bloody heavy!
     
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  12. BobMurphy

    BobMurphy Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    :lol: :lol: Been there :doh:.

    I had the rams from my Gray's Loader reconditioned by a firm in Glasgow. When I got them back I thought "I wonder if they'll extend with compressed air . . . ."

    I really shouldn't have used 150 psi :laughing-rolling:.

    Bob.
     
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    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Its all good fun bob!
     
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    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Looking good there
     
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    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Cheers fella.
     
  16. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Looking good there Mike. Next job…camper body to fit in the tipper. :)
    Just lock the tipping control when it’s on ok! “Daddy, what does this switch do, it makes a lovely swooshing noise”

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  17. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Thanks rich.
    Yes, it has crossed my mind. There are four loops welded onto the tipper body so I can remove it with the crane. Takes about 30 mins with unbolting etc. Or, as you say drop something inside the tipper body...

    Haha! Your right there, I can't leave him alone for a second. He does love it.
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  18. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member Supporter I am in denmark

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    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    With some tipping jobs coming up I was keen to get this working.
    In true K_I_S_S style I found this piece of RSJ lying about the workshop.
    Donkey saw doing the donkey work again while I get on with something constructive, drinking tea for example..
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    Bracket for the spool block.
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    Spool block and bracket fitted.
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    Bit of plumbing,
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    And we have some tipping action!
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  20. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member Supporter I am in denmark

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    Its a really good set up You'v got there Mike.. Im envious... Cracking work Chap!:thumbup:
     
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