Car restoration: Mercedes Unimog Custom Fabrication (Part4)

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

Car Restoration: Fabricating the rear/ tailgate of the Unimog

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon Offering up the rear cab panel which will now form the tailgate.

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon Building the inner structure for the tailgate.

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon Upper perimeter structure of the rear windows under construction.

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon Lower and outer sheet metal spot welded into position to complete the conversion from a rear cab panel to a tailgate.

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon The inside of Module 1, with a view of the cab showing the custom made entry step.

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon Style lines from the front cab of the Unimog are incorporated into the tailgate. Tailgate is hinged at the bottom.

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon Suicide door and roof lines shown here.

Final overhead view of the tailgate and roof on the Unimog

Car Restoration Results - Mercedes Unimog Part 4 | The Metal Surgeon

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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