From: Kent Drummond
Date: Mon Sep 9, 2002 10:52am
Subject: possible mog hauler
The driver of this truck stopped to ask me directions last Friday and I struck up a conversation with him about his truck. It looked like it might be just the thing as a mog hauler without having to go to the extremes of having a semi like Rob Pickering or Dan Johnson.
In this particular case, he had the chassis extended and the box specially made by an outfit in Canada. I believe he said the box was 26' long. He makes up these trucks in Arizona someplace and does a lot of custom work for people in California. I asked him how much he'd charge for something like this and he said $60,000. Here's the kicker, though. He said he picked up this cab/chassis and three others just like it in New York state for $5,200, for the four of them! The point being, that it vehicles like this are available and someone with a little inginuity could make up a pretty efficient mog hauler for a lot less than the cost of a fancy diesel pickup and trailer. The fellow promised to contact me with his company's website and some information about the trucks they build, so I'll pass that along when I get it.
From: Ryan Gerrish
Date: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:16am
Subject: Re: Fw:
yes, that is a picture from "Mogs at Moab 2002" (I think 2002?)
The syncro is John Wessels "Syncromog" located in Livermore, CA.
check this one out too!
--- R Schra wrote:
> weet iemand waar deze foto wegkomt??? ik heb hem ddorgekregen van een VW kennis die hem wegens de 16inch syncro op het internet had gevonden op een duitse VWsite.
> does anybody know where this pic comes from? i got it from a VW friend that took it from a german VW site. it shows a very nice 16inch syncro vanagon in nice position.
> rockey mountain moggers or so?
> groeten Ronald Schra
> ATTACHMENT part 2 image/jpeg name=16Zoll_Offroad.jpg
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From: Tomas Monsen
Date: Wed Oct 30, 2002 4:02pm
Subject: Some pictures from Sweden
I'm from Sweden, but I'm not writing this in Swedish,
'cus I know there's a lot of people on this list who
dows not speak Swedish, as well as there are a lot of
people who does not speak Dutch... so let's keep this
very nice list in English, shall we?
These are just a few pictures I've collected from
friends here in Sweden, where the funky one with the
big winch was up for sale recently. I've always
dreamed of a 404 truck, but I've never had the chance
to get one; they are very scarse here in Sweden. I'm
planning on travelling to The Netherlands in about 2
years to get one, prefferably one with a bare frame,
since I'm planning on competing in trial with it. (The
less weight the better...). Picture number one is of a
local contractor I know, who uses his 416(?) to pull
logs and extracting other equipment that gets stuck in
his area! He also uses it to plow snow in the winter
and to run a compressor.
Until I get one of my own, I'll just post pictures of
other people's rides!
If anyone of you can help me in locating a sound 404
in Netherlands when I'll travel down, please contact
me off-list! ANY help is appreciated!
From: George Jessup
Date: Wed Jan 1, 2003 8:22am
Subject: Protecting a Crawl Thru space between Mog hardcab and box
This is an idea for a way to keep out the elements (exhaust, rain, etc)
after cutting a crawl thru from the cab to the box. This idea is an
innertube fixed to either the cab or box. Once inflated it fills the void
between a hard cab and a radio box/camper around the crawl thru space. So it
slides easly during flexion of the frame grease the opposit side. I think
something simular is available at RV stores that sell Slide In campers. They
use a simular idea around the back window of the truck and the window on the
slide in. Well at least they use to. I dont know if they still do.
From: Ilja en John
Date: Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:13pm
Subject: what the 404 shockabsorber does
'cause i work at the testing department of a suspension company, i'm very interested in the suspension of the unimog of course.
i recently tested a shock absorber of the 404.
here's a pic of what this shock does suspension wise.
the upper line is the compression damping
the bottom line is rebound damping
needles to say that it isn't enough for road use. only 550 kilogram's at
max. x2 = 1100 kg's damping for the front axle. the front of the 404 surely
weighs more than that!
that explains the bumpy ride inside a unimog.
next step: aquire data with datalogging equipment...
(final step: get better suspension for a unimog)