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Besides its odd looks, the seating arrangement looks a little weird. Only two seats show up in any photo, and in the shot with the door open, one is mounted on the centerline, slightly ahead of the other one. No sign of a steering wheel, or gear levers, or a handbrake, and why go to the trouble of converting it to center steering, if that is what is going on?
The void on the right side, where a third seat might go, well, that could be occupied by a large cooler full of piwo, maybe.
 

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An interesting slatted grill on a 406-416 UNIMOG, from somewhere in the UK, if I remember correctly.

It looks pretty good, and I'd say that it is home-made, based on the bolted together splices above the PTO tunnel.

It might be for style (based on the stylish mirrors also added on), function, malfunction...something.

The hoses dangling up front nerd a little help.


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Need / nerd.
Inquiring minds need to know if there is a need/nerd implanted in the grill, or is it simply a reptile or replica of some sort. Doesn't look like a michelin man at least? There was a time when every earnest trucker in the UK sported a plastic 'Kilroy was here' leering over the front bumper.
 

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I thought it might be a ninja turtle, but I’m not up on that stuff.
 

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After auditing a crash course, I submit that it is a Turtle on that grill.

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It's good to pin down this important stuff early, before it spirals out of control.
 

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Some of my truck - It is as Odd as most, anyway.
Parked in a Driveway in a neighborhood, with some blue Pop-Ups....
Pretty normal neighborhood except that everything you see, plus a couple more blocks of it, is all Bogus. The houses and everything else you see were just built for filming. No Plumbing, unfinished and finished interiors...
The Last I heard, the whole shebang was leveled for 'Development'.

Beach Camping - Easy days, Surf a bit, eat tacos, fiddle with the truck, Surf, Sort tools, tacos, Sleep. I should schedule some more of that, especially since it is 2 degrees tonight. Ah well...
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That is Kai behind the wheel down at Bill Caid's place, shortly after I had driven the truck to LA. We took a test drive on the 405. I let Kai Drive, I was in the back seat, Caid in the right front, I think, Mark (maybe) in the back seat. When we pulled up the onramp and onto the freeway, Kai punched it and said " Wow, Now THIS is what a UNIMOG should drive like !" I was very happy to hear that, especially considering the source. I was happy with the truck, of course, but to hear Kai say that made my day, at the very least.

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The U1400 Tug is shown working on a muddy test track somewhere. The Track has a wash station to blast mud off of the undercarriage before driving out onto the public roads, it appears.

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Test Track maybe, but looking into the distance, it looks more like a quarry or an open pit mine, which would also explain the wash station.
 

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The U1400 Tug is shown working on a muddy test track somewhere. The Track has a wash station to blast mud off of the undercarriage before driving out onto the public roads, it appears.

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I have been trying to figure out wider fenders for my wider wheels and tires. The 1400 has great shots of how they do the rear fenders.
 

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If you don't happen to have round fenders, there are some factory extenders that widen things up a bit.

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For wider rear fenders (Round), there are a few approaches. They can stay 'narrow', as far as the steel goes, and wider rubber lips (like on that tug) make them wider. Alternately, the rubber lip can stay 'Narrow', and the fenders can be wider in the steel part of the equation.

Plastic fenders, as can be seen on Semis, or Semi Trailers, have been used, and I have some photos of Plastic fenders off of a Cat Loader that were put on a UNIMOG. Parlok (Finland) makes the plastic fenders with the 'White Stripe' molded into one edge. They are quality pieces, and they come in a wide range of sizes. I have seen them mounted as both front and rear fenders on Square Cabs. I have a set on the rear of my truck, and I like them. I cut them down so they weren't so long, and they have a couple of extra holes from moving them to center up on the tires, but they work fine..They are wide enough to cover the XM-47's in the 425 size.

The Hellgeth's do something similar to what you are describing - I'll post some photos.

Here are some shots of the Steel Fenders with the rubber edges. The rubber slots into a channel on the steel part of the fender, and as you can imagine, this is prone to rusting because it is constantly catching road wash from the tires. The channel can rust and rot, and the rubber then has a tendency to fall out of the groove...
The galvanized steel fenders are a good solution for this problem.

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