Project Unimog 6x6 - Cooper

cooper

Active member
A bit of progress:

Modified the portal covers, making them stronger without messing much with the look. Printed 4 but did 2 more and upgraded also the front axle.

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Middle axle:
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Third axle
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Because the offset diff of the third axle, had to do new unequal shafts

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Middle axle with the driveshaft bearing carrier

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Assembled...have to organize all the wiring again...

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cooper

Active member
Do you believe that I still couldn't drive this new setup besides trying it indoors?
Sometimes I think why I have RCs...they're more static models...


Did this to move the battery to a more practical location


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I'm planning add some sort of connector on the bottom in order to take out the whole box to replace the battery instead of doing "finger olimpics" inside the cargo area
 

chimeraa

Supporting Member
Hi Cooper,

i like your approach on the unimog drive train. How did you turn the spherical parts on the torque tubes?

Your setup for the rear axle without torque tube does resemble indeed the way original conversion are done. At least the ones i've seen pictures or videos of


regards

Flo
 

cooper

Active member
Hi Cooper,

i like your approach on the unimog drive train. How did you turn the spherical parts on the torque tubes?

Your setup for the rear axle without torque tube does resemble indeed the way original conversion are done. At least the ones i've seen pictures or videos of



I made those tubes on the manual lathe. After the straight part ,marked where the center of the sphere had to be and was done roughly by eye and then this:

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Works pretty well. Making spheres is part of our skillset at the job :)


I think I've got the system pretty similar. It's not easy to find pics of the transmission because there's not that many 6x6s.



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I'm seeing an offset middle axle where I've offset the 3rd axle because of the centered torquetubes. Maybe this particular Unimog has regular driveshafts,I don't know. What I do know it's that now looks better than the old pass-through and runs a lot smoother
 

SeanOB

Supporting Member
Wow, I don't think I can spot a single bit of this truck that isn't custom built?! Love the details.

Great work on that video too, you should do more!
 
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