This car restoration post is a follow on to the introduction to this Mercedes UNIMOG, Post One shows photos of the unimog at delivery, and photos of the first stages of Module 2 fabrication.
Our initial plan was to build Module 2 from scratch, and build Module 1 using only A & B posts along with the doors from a donor unimog body. Since time was not on our side, a plan was set up to locate a donor unimog cab, strip the exterior sheet metal, and use the inner structure only. A unimog was located in upstate New York, so you can imagine the work and logistics to deliver it to Denver when we needed it yesterday!
This takes us to the car restoration photos where the Module 2 roof is being built with the aid of our ‘Measuring Datum Box.’ Module 1 photos show the donor structure frame in place, and the door inner structure reconfigured to take out the wheel arch and re-skinned with new metal. The roof line also takes a continuation of styling from the original Unimog cab.
Unimog car Restoration: roof fabrication photos
View of Module 2 roof under construction.
Roof center panels are fitted. The rolled corner panels are held in place with clecos.
Car Restoration Module 1 fabrication photos
Module 1 stripped down donor frame from an original Unimog cab.
Outer door skin infill panel in progress.
Door hung with inner panel made, the structure inner fabrication begins.
‘A’ post extension build to replace the area that was formerly the wheel arch.
‘B’ post extension build to meet the sill.
View of the suicide door modified and fitted.
More posts to follow on this build! If you missed the first post, check it out.