This post is Part Four of the build of this Mercedes UNIMOG, in case you want to see the rest:  Part One shows photos of the Unimog at delivery and photos of the first stages of Module 2 fabrication.   Part Two covers the Module 2 roof fabrication,  and the Module 1 door inner structure reconfigured to take out the wheel arch.  Part Three looks at how we bonded the outer skin to the inner structure of module number 2 and the floor fabrication.  Part Four covered fabrication of the tailgate and rear of the Unimog.  Part Five shows the finished product with paint and assembly.

Fabricating the rear/ tailgate of the Unimog

classic restoration, sheet metal fabrication, custom metal worker, metal work denver, antique cars, automotive repair, automotive restoration, car body repair, classic cars, metal working, mercedes, restoration, vintage cars, unimog, Offering up the rear cab panel which will now form the tailgate.

classic restoration, sheet metal fabrication, custom metal worker, metal work denver, antique cars, automotive repair, automotive restoration, car body repair, classic cars, metal working, mercedes, restoration, vintage cars, unimog, Building the inner structure for the tailgate.

classic restoration, sheet metal fabrication, custom metal worker, metal work denver, antique cars, automotive repair, automotive restoration, car body repair, classic cars, metal working, mercedes, restoration, vintage cars, unimog, Upper perimeter structure of the rear windows under construction.

classic restoration, sheet metal fabrication, custom metal worker, metal work denver, antique cars, automotive repair, automotive restoration, car body repair, classic cars, metal working, mercedes, restoration, vintage cars, unimog, Lower and outer sheet metal spot welded into position to complete the conversion from a rear cab panel to a tailgate.

classic restoration, sheet metal fabrication, custom metal worker, metal work denver, antique cars, automotive repair, automotive restoration, car body repair, classic cars, metal working, mercedes, restoration, vintage cars, unimog, The inside of Module 1, with a view of the cab showing the custom made entry step.

classic restoration, sheet metal fabrication, custom metal worker, metal work denver, antique cars, automotive repair, automotive restoration, car body repair, classic cars, metal working, mercedes, restoration, vintage cars, unimog, Style lines from the front cab of the Unimog are incorporated into the tailgate. Tailgate is hinged at the bottom.

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Final overhead view of the tailgate and roof on the Unimog

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Overall view of the Mercedes Unimog from the rear.

This post is Part Four of the build of this Mercedes UNIMOG, in case you want to see the rest:  Part One shows photos of the Unimog at delivery and photos of the first stages of Module 2 fabrication.   Part Two covers the Module 2 roof fabrication,  and the Module 1 door inner structure reconfigured to take out the wheel arch.  Part Three looks at how we bonded the outer skin to the inner structure of module number 2 and the floor fabrication.  Part Four covered fabrication of the tailgate and rear of the Unimog.  Part Five shows the finished product with paint and assembly.

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