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A nice looking restoration, until you open the doors and climb in. A lot of Faux Alligator vinyl to tart the thing up.
A regular (Low) cab DOKA, which tended to be earlier in the production run, until virtually disappearing when most all of the DOKAs were built with the High Cab option.

The Amber reflectors stuck on the rear doors are a bit odd. Plenty of tail lamps too.

Oddly enough, the client is a Holy Monastery, and this is their third UNIMOG. There are 20 different monasteries in Mount Athos. I wonder what these UNIMOG Monks might be doing with them?

Also, this UNIMOG Dealer in Greece, Arnakis, turns out some good looking UNIMOGs, but their badging is suspect, at the least. It looks like they found a box of NOS U1500T badges, and decided they looked good and fresh and hung them regular old UNIMOGs, certainly not on Traction Head UNIMOGs, where they belong.
They might be U1500's, or not...but they are not Traction Heads.




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Crocodile Dundee would be proud of that one :)
 
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Notable differences in the roof structures between this green DOKA and the High Cab version that KC posted up.
It looks like green paint finger prints on the Monk's headliner panel. Hopefully it isn't paint, but rather some sanding dust, so a little Holy Water and a rag will take care of it.

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Heh, so much for the monastic ideal of frugality. Quite the interior.
 

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That is a Traction head, ready for shipping from the factory.
Delivered to an aftermarket firm, it would then be built
Into something that just relied on the front wheel drive
of the UNIMOG.
The Ruthman Company built a variety of drop-off
Bins, boxes, auto carriers, etc., by grafting their specialized rear body fabrication to the UNIMOG Traction
Head.
 

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Here are some RUTHMANN 'Hubwagens'. Two 'N's' in Ruthmann is the correct spelling. Some odd looking rigs, but as you can see, the Ruthmann Company has been producing these things across the range of UNIMOGs over the years.
Note the roller across the hood and the capstan-like guides on the roof of the orange one, which is set up to haul and deploy cable on large reels.


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