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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all I have just got my first unimog 404 and it's goooood but does any one know how to boost those drum brakes and maybe get power steering on her any help would be gooood thanks in advance
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I have powersteering on my 404. But its a huge job!

I took a steeringhouse from an unimog 406. And a steeringpump from a MB100 van. The steeringhouse is 2x bigger and with my pto it just fits. This solution works great 1finger steering! But is a huge building challenge.
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Try using the steering column from a car with electric power steering.
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I have complete power steering setups from 406's for sale if you want to add it to you truck. I have sold quite a few of these setups to guys with 404's. They can be found on my web site.

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Try using the steering column from a car with electric power steering.
Tell me about it... I never heard of electric power steering, it sounds very interesting.
Have you done that?

The 406 box and pump sounds sweet but maybe electric would be an easier project.

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An electric PS pump is fairly easy as you can but a junkyard unit, but full electric steering is not really available in a mog swappable unit yet.

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The BWM Mini, Vauxhall Corsa and several other modern cars have electric power steering which is self contained in the steering column. It's been done a few times on mog's over here, where graft on the donor steering column and add 12v (self contained ECU in the column), and hey presto, power steering, and light as anything since it's still going through the normal steering box.
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The BWM Mini, Vauxhall Corsa and several other modern cars have electric power steering which is self contained in the steering column. It's been done a few times on mog's over here, where graft on the donor steering column and add 12v (self contained ECU in the column), and hey presto, power steering, and light as anything since it's still going through the normal steering box.
That's news to me! I don't keep up with "cars". Especially the little guys. I knew there were some examples out there, but here in the US they are sorta like hens teeth I guess

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I suppose that's the problem, common over here doesn't mean common globally. The models with the electric ps make a very distinctive sound if you hear them around town.
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1 Finger steering!

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