Project Unimog 6x6 - Cooper

cooper

Member
really nice work!

Thanks!

small update:

Working on the rear fenders(mudguards?? )

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Bent in 0.9mm aluminum sheet. Only bent one to approve the design. What do you guys think?
 

2Beers

It's me again.
They turned out very nice...
Love the first pic with the open tail-gate.
They fit the build perfect.
 

cooper

Member
Hi guys!

I'm on "vacaciones" and can't work on trucks but I've got a 3d printer so can stockpile on parts to apply later

I'm fairly new to printing and 3d modeling so have to start with simple stuff,like a license plate:

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Need to apply the paint


A battery is also useful to fill the engine bay. This one it's not my design

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cooper

Member
really nice touches , i too have been looking into 3d printing

3d printing is a nice tool. Pretty sure I'm not giving up on scratchbuilding because I'm more in control of the process but printing expands possibilities,well, atleast I could do replacements for my portals and wheels for the M548


Talking about scratchbuilding, did more 2 parts to fill the engine bay:

This coolant reservoir:


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And upgraded my old radiator:

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After adding everything to the bay, will hide the blinker's wires....
 

cooper

Member
Hi!

Long time without updates


So, the truck spends too much time on the shelf. Took it to the trails 2 times in one year :(


But, even like that, the truck needs updates,one being a slightly larger fuel tank and the other, adding a rear canvas to the bed, because it was one of my initial requirements,even before the start of the project


The idea is to look like this:
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My current bed is fine but i've scrapped the idea of the canvas before because there's no way I can put functional hooks on the thin aluminum that's on the bedsides so I'll make a brand new bed for this purpose



This time, I'll print the bedsides because of my current personal situation, and doing the floor and struture as before,with wood and PVC sheet



2 prints, 1 side:
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How the corners would look like
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Giving some wooden texture to the PVC
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Small nails to mimic round head bolts securing the planks
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Black for panel gaps
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Painted in a colour that should be brown but it's more like dark olive drab so it will stay
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Next is prepping the sides to paint and attach
 

cooper

Member
Great ideas here! Thanks for sharing your skills!

Thank you!


So, I've scratchbuilt a fuel tank. I think it looked good enough but seemed a bit small. So I've copied the shape, enlarged it a bit and printed. That was some time ago but today picked it again to apply some paint and did something else


see the mounts below the tank?
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Now it needs the metal mounts to the chassis and the fuel cap
 

cooper

Member
thanks pera!


Well,have my mudguards printed and painted.Was waiting for the m2 torx bolts to mount everything

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cooper

Member
you have missing bolts on wheel. otherwise truck look very good.

good eye! :)

Only notice that today. Took both rear axles to solve some friction issues and make them smooth(DIY axles have issues...) and only saw those missings bolts when putting back that wheel. funny you mentioned that
 
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