New Member and my Rig - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2008, 11:14 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Coach George Jessup's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 358
Send a message via MSN to Coach George Jessup
Quote:
...love to see some photos of the Unimog. My rig is more for fire roads and de-activated roads then hard core 4x4.
My mog is in pieces right now.

If your frame ever flexed before guess it does not now LOL. The 404 unimog cab and rear whatever (fire box, camper, troop carrier, etc etc) are mounted one of two basic ways that allow for the box to pivot. Actually it allows the frame to flex under the thing with out ripping whats above it to shreads.... even engine and tranny is on pivot mounts.

Anyway.... having something to take stress off the egg mount might be good. The warning in here by experienced egg folk is where the glass is attached to the subframe is not inteneded for the vibrations and may rip things slowly apart. Maybe even just some sort of tiny airbag... maybe a bunch of Big rig cab shocks?? They are pretty cool. Might can copy how they design the cab mount and shocks in the 18wheelers, just apply it to the camper box?? damn now you got my head thinking lol

4" lower will look good and be much more functional.

Happy trails man.
__________________

__________________
Coach George Jessup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 11:31 PM   #16
Member
 
Valerie G's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1978 13 ft Scamp
Posts: 74
I love it!!!! its totally quirky and neatl!
__________________

__________________
Valerie G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 11:46 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp
Posts: 120
What a sweet truck. Reminds me of my grandad's duce and a half GMC straight six.

Six by Six. It was an old army truck that was rebuilt back in the 70's. It's delapidated now, but I loved that truck. It had a flat bed with a roller pin on the back and PTO winch we used to roll up water well equipment on the back of it as needed.
I like your idea.
__________________
dsheets70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 12:05 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Coach George Jessup's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 358
Send a message via MSN to Coach George Jessup
was the FC a divorced Tcase? Looks like Im seeing a Divorced T case (dana20 or 18?) and the OEM MB tranny. What ratio did you go with in the axles to match the 617 pumper?

It's been awhile since I did it but you can twin stick that T if it is a Dana 20/18 case.... but from your fab skills Im sure you know that.
__________________
Coach George Jessup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 12:18 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
David & Leslie's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Bath
Posts: 706
Welcome, David and thanx for the pics of your interesting outfit. Looking forward to more photos as the work progresses. Take care, L 'n D
__________________
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
David & Leslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 12:29 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Trillium (mounted on Jeep FC170)
Posts: 9
Quote:
was the FC a divorced Tcase? Looks like Im seeing a Divorced T case (dana20 or 18?) and the OEM MB tranny. What ratio did you go with in the axles to match the 617 pumper?

It's been awhile since I did it but you can twin stick that T if it is a Dana 20/18 case.... but from your fab skills Im sure you know that.

I have 4.09 gears in the axles (Unimog must be at least 6.00?). I still need a speedo cable (18 feet need to custom order one when the funds come up and still have to rig a tach (no ignition, though a pulse generator is there just non funtioning).

I went with a 1970 dodge NP205 divorced case (very tough, too strong for the application), it is set up for twin sticks (though no shifter built yet, you have to manually shift it outside). Shifters in the cab forward are an issue!!! I did build a shifter for the automatic to the cab and a great power brake. I want to put a PTO generator on it one day, however a few solar panals would surve my power needs (in three months I used 3AA batteries, 4 D batteries, and 20lbs propane for my wife and me, I never even hooked up the house batteries (+18 litres of water per week)).

I just ordered my first bolt in part a electric conversion for the vaccum motor for the windsheild wipers (not many Jeep FC made and most rusted away in farmers fields).

The subframe mounts to the stock pickup box mounts (had a 9.5 foot box from the factory and I slide the axle back to the end of the frame to fit the in a rear driveshaft). Frame has some flex (the all are cracked behind the cab between the box (the end of the factory frame boxing). The frame I had professionally welded included the front crossmemeber for the OM617 from the 300SD. Like to mabe go standard one day (after grad school).

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!!!!
__________________
David Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 01:33 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Also, hopes of switching to used fryer oil.
Luc from QC with the 17' boler is quite knowledgeable in that area. Might be someone you would want to connect with. Great guy!
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 01:49 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Washington
Posts: 2,172
Registry
Talking

Or you could pull a fifth wheel:

http://jeepfc.www5.50megs.com/fc150/fc150tt.htm

A nice write-up on the FC150 here:
http://jeepfc.www5.50megs.com/fc150/fc-150.htm

Thanks for reminding me of this blast from the past. Now that they are gone, I sure miss them.
__________________
A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 07:09 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,052
Registry
David Jack
Very cool. You could put a cover on the wheel wells on the trailer and use for storage area.

Click image for larger version

Name:	FC_camping.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	41.4 KB
ID:	16327
__________________
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 09:09 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Scott S.'s Avatar
 
Name: Scott
Trailer: 1975 Surfside TM14 (front kitchen)
Manitoba
Posts: 515
Registry
Send a message via MSN to Scott S. Send a message via Yahoo to Scott S.
wow, a penthouse suite.
nice job David
__________________
Scott S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 09:11 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
April Wilcox's Avatar
 
Name: April
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp 1983
Oregon
Posts: 534
We are planning to make our next tow vehicle a veggie engine... have to make do with what we have right now, but I see us working on that in the future. Glad to see some veggie action on here!!



Quote:
Great setup

Great Donor vehicle.

GREAT engine

Run it on VEGGIE!! the 617A slurps it up and loves it.

Im in longggggggg slowwwwwwww process of something simular. 62 Unimog with same engine as yours. Will run on veggie with on board centrifuge for cleaning/dewatering waste oils for fuel. Already have the components for that and the background study.

Adding a cut down big rig sleeper cab as passenger space. Will go rest a short flat bed and mount a 5th wheel scamp egg on a pintal Military trailer as a tug behind.

Was going to go your route of fiberglass egg as camper box, but changed my mind. Have determined the tall European Style Expedition Campers too limiting on where you can use them in the US due to height.

My thought is as a trailer I can drop it off for trips like the Rubicon. Will have some sort of pop up camper on the bed or just use the sleeper box for camping when the trailer is left behind.
__________________
April Wilcox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 09:33 AM   #26
Member
 
Trailer: 1973 16 ft Amerigo
Posts: 70
Send a message via Yahoo to sherry loving o
Welcome! This is an awesome site with great people and ideas.

Nice Rig! Keep the pic's coming
__________________
sherry loving o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 09:43 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Coach George Jessup's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 358
Send a message via MSN to Coach George Jessup
if your going to go anything different than diesel (wvo/bioD etc.) then scrap adding generator off of a PTO. Been there, studied that. from what I've figure out by reading and asking smarter than me folk; the constant engine speeds like a gen set is where the most problems with coked engines come into play. Can be done? but will double or tripple regular maintainance to keep the engine cleaned out.

Besides it's overkill. You cold power the whole campground with the engine curve matched with the proper sized genset head.

but read yourself and come to your own conclusions.... Im just a coach.
__________________
Coach George Jessup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 02:46 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Scott S.'s Avatar
 
Name: Scott
Trailer: 1975 Surfside TM14 (front kitchen)
Manitoba
Posts: 515
Registry
Send a message via MSN to Scott S. Send a message via Yahoo to Scott S.
just wondering if this is the only egg/rv on the site?
__________________

__________________
Scott S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new member Brian N. T. Hi, I am.... 4 08-25-2008 07:17 AM
New Member Gerrie O Hi, I am.... 2 08-12-2008 08:45 PM
I am a new member saying hello. Flint Stevens Hi, I am.... 12 03-24-2007 01:26 AM
new member Brian N. T. Hi, I am.... 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.