Originally Posted by Ellpea in CA
Whoa! How is the gas mileage... and do you have any trouble finding parts?
Thanx. I get around 17 MPG the way this Unimog is spec'd out regardless of in town or on the highway due to the gearing. The OM366A Turbo diesel motor in this model peaks out at 2600 RPM so I am not high revving like the older models.
Parts aren't an issue. There are numerous businesses around North America that deal in these trucks. Also I can walk into a Freightliner dealership and order parts of I wanted. Myself I usually order from England to save money. Unimogs like this one are built really strong and simple so there isn't too much to go wrong and if it does it gives you a lot of warning. Makes sense because the militaries around the world that use them wouldn't if they weren't reliable.
Originally Posted by David Tilston
I drive a 1995 Firefly that I purchased for $300. I love that car. I also have a parts car, though a 1996.
Dollar signs is all I could see when I saw that picture.
But, I gotta say, a very real part of me needs one. Just not the part that pays for my kids education.
Dollar signs are exactly what you should be seeing because this truck sold for about $100,000 in the late 80's and to buy one just like mine will cost you around $30,000 plus right now.
It's a real working truck and I have used it in some extreme off-road conditions but also helped many people out by carrying heavy or oversized loads for them. Once I pulled two turbo diesel dually trucks out of a muddy backyard for a friend. They were all daisy chained together and all I did was set 4WD locked, idle in first gear and dragged them out.
Originally Posted by ajdemo76
Nice work so far! Looking forward to seeing the finish frame. We're doing the new axle and frame restore on our 75' Trillium
this winter ourselves.
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Thanx !!! The frame is all painted now and we are hoping to get it back under the body tomorrow. After that we will replace the wiring and lights
then start working on interior updates. I am trying to find a three way fridge
original or new that fits the hole where the ice box is.