Project Unimog 6x6 - Cooper

cooper

Member
Hi,

This is my 6x6 project. It's a Unimog, based on 2150 blueprints but 6x6. It's a long term project, mostly because it's my first real scratchbuild body(I've made a Scorpion 4x4 before)



I've started with the frame rails. They're not similar to the real ones but will suit. The parts that stick out were for the 3th axle links. Later, scraped the idea
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First batch of parts:
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Building links is a PITA. 4 of 12
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Overview. The definitive tires(thanks The-gamer!), and the Junfac SR02 on the front. The other ones are only for mock up
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Next post: Body
 

cooper

Member
Now, the body...it's still a work in progress

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First fitting of the hatch, too tall. Had to be lowered

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chimeraa

Supporting Member
A unimog is always good for an interesting build!

Can you explain how the chassis rails are made?

regards

Florian
 

cooper

Member
Hi, I made the rails using a technique i've seen on other foruns. First, take some square tubing, shape it and then cut the tubing in half to split it. Then, you have 2 equal halves
 

cooper

Member
Well, I think it's time for more photos:

a simple transfer case to fullfill the goal of front motor
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In place
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The earlier stage of the bumper, now it's more refined but still no headlights

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After a lot of brainstorming, came with this setup. Offers low CG and it's compact to be under the cabin's interior. I think will can squeeze a winch servo in the space between the motor and the bumper

With the engine/gearbox mockup
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With the real motor:
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cooper

Member
Now it's time for the steering. It was my first try with a "servo on chassis" setup. Thankfully, The-Gamer beared with me all the way and gave the tips to make this work. It's all temporary for now. I'll make a proper axle mount for the new axle and the panhard will be more scale. The rod was only to define lenght


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cooper

Member
I love it. :luv:

Especially the printed bodywork. :rolleyes:

The last pic showing the rusty chassis bits...Oh ya!

What printed bodywork?

The rust it's quite realistic :)


Started on the interior

Dashboard:
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Central console and a glimpse of the door cards:

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And the seats:




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Arnold enjoying the Winter sun

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Fitted:

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cooper

Member
Fluffy seats....mmmmmm!

Great project, gonna be a beast!

Thanks, I'll do my best

You're right about the fluffy seats. They're styrene(for shape), some yoga mat under the cloth,for confort

Well, today I've managed to do a axle truss. Nothing fancy. Something you could see in a 1:1 truck. Bolts on the usual scx10 axle mounts and the upper link bolts directly to the truss(1 less nut to tighten :) )

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cooper

Member
That is awesome mate! :biggthumpup: Keep up!!


Thanks TheGamer!


Today, I've work on the final mechanical details to make it work. I'm pretty satisfied with this. Next, I'll figure how to mount the steering arm and the I can turn to the cosmetic details

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TheGamer

Member
Nice step in the right direction! ::2thumbs

It's sad you don't get much feedback from fellow forum members... Maybe if you take better photos of the build process? Anyway, I have a question: won't the portals make the "axles" wider? How are you going to work that out?
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Halme

V.I.P. Member
Looks good and looks like Unimog! Nice work with chassis and those portals look interesting, where did you get the gears for it?


Im new in this forum, but I always take it as compliment if nobody comments - then I assume that everyone who saw the post was very satisfied and atleast they don't find anything to criticize. :biggthumpup:


Thanks for sharing,

Halme
 
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