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RestoMog

Unimog junky
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Hello all, Austin asked that I share my build here so I'll do my best. Im a bit more active on Instagram if you'd like to follow me there and I also try to put out some youtube videos of what I'm doing.

So this is my 1963 Unimog 404.114 I picked up in spring of 2020, it already had the om617 swapped in but the wiring was sketch and the mount was made with metal shears and hot glue which kinda matched the "cab" that was on it and the deck out back that held the stock 300td fuel tank.
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I wasnt sure what way I was going with it at first so we mostly focused on small clean up stuff, turning the deck into a porch, taking out the chunks of hockey pucks, and learning how the milkshake machine works.
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Gotta have poser shots.

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RestoMog

Unimog junky
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Loc
Oregon
Another poser, it did get to do some work dragging our old Oliver tractor around the yard to get it started before we get it sold off. IMG_20200713_122459.jpg IMG_20200719_112536.jpg

At this point I started looking for a new cab and bed and was able to find one only a few hours away, he even had a pto box off a 411 to sell me.
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Some time between then and now I managed to acquire a '65 404, this time with a mostly complete cab and more importantly, a pritsche bed frame, plus a bed full of other goodies.

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RestoMog

Unimog junky
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I really started to think about the direction I wanted to go with it from here. My goal at this point is as the title implies, a resto-modded unimog. I had probably the best engine a 404 could have, that was in good condition, with at least one solid cab and a solid chassis to build on. I have no real interest in any hardcore wheeling because thats when things start breaking and thats more than I can afford, but I can probably restore this thing and modernize it as I go.

I initially planned to start with the body work, having the cab and bed frame sand blasted, but I quickly realized body work sucks so while I have it sitting back on the chassis and trimmed to fit around the engine thats as far as I have gotten there.
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RestoMog

Unimog junky
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Loc
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While the diesel bolts to the stock bell housing it sits very upright, putting the stock turbo in the passenger foot well and the injection pump in the drivers shins.

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I swapped out to a Holset he221w and a 49 state exhaust manifold to pull the turbo down closer to the engine to help with clearance, this turbo will also spool better and give a little more room at the end of the rev range which will work well with this engine and the 404's gearing on the highway. IMG_20210223_181904.jpg IMG_20210225_174536.jpg IMG_20210225_174559.jpg

And on the drivers side I removed the factory oil filter housing for a DoomsDayDiesel relocation plate.

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Apologize for the vomit, Will be a lot easier to do this as I go rather than try and remember the order of it after.
 

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