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Hi guys, I recently purchased 2 1994 U1200's. I'm not 100% sure that's what they are though. There's a door sticker that says "U1200", can anyone here verify the VIN's?

1st truck: WDB4271021W181235

2nd truck: WDB4271021W181243

If I'm decoding the VIN correctly, the 427 designates an SBU, what throws me is the 102. All the searching I've done points a 427.102 to a U1400.

These trucks were sold in the US originally, but they both have KM speedos. Truck #1 has 140 hours, truck #2 has 156 hours.

Eric
 

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Yeah, same thing.
U1200 it would be 101.
102 describes U1400.

Oh, pictures please.
They seem to be hardly used then.
 

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Odd that there are door stickers which seem to be factory that read "U1200".

They're on their way west right now. I should have them next week if all goes well.
there must be some mix and mach in there as there is no data card for either in the EPC which is odd for the age, also the EPC doesn’t know what major parts are fitted

are you sure that the vins are not

WDB4271021W181234 & WDB4271021W181244 which do have data cards as u1400 built in 1994 etc

if "427102" doesn’t tally with "#181234" or "#181244" no data card will show
 

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Its not imposable for idiots in government departments to make mistakes typing ;)

What I meant by “also the EPC doesn’t know what major parts are fitted”
Is in the EPC it normally knows what type of major components are fitted so doesn’t let you select somthing that was not fitted to your mog, however with the vin numbers you posted it doesn’t know which cab, engine, axels, transmission etc so just shows ALL possible available options, just like if you just selected a “u1400” without any specific VIN.

Also given the proximity of the build numbers ("#181235" or "#181243) they would have come off the production line within hours of each other so agene a mistake could have happened at Merc given it may have been a batch order etc and a clerical/admin/machine/PC error, which maybe why they had u1200 on the door outers rather than u1400.

The way to tell that is to compare individual major component numbers to mogs built between and either side of your numbers.
 

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The 2 units u are getting are horribly rusty,the worst is on he chassis and running gear. I turned them down because they were so bad.
One of the Unimogs I bought from S.A developed a tranny noise 1 km away and required a tranny tear down just to make it home. The other 1200 was very nice w/ no problems as of yet.
The 1200s you got had more hours than you stated.
Just make sure you have a lot of oxy/acetaleyne.
Sorry for the bad news if it is news to you.
The interior does look really good though, minus the rust.

Call me if you have any ques.1-888-X-UNIMOG ext 300.

Couch Off-Road Eng.
 

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I was able to see them in person before purchasing. The rust did scare me at first, but after I poked around for a couple of hours, it doesn't look that bad. (famous last words!). One is a runner, just needing a clutch, the other has a hole in the block. I saw the hour meters... is there a way of clocking hours so that the meter doesn't?
 

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So are these ex road maint. rigs or salt water boat launchers? Here as soon as you get near the beach rust begins. Did you get the Black Friday Special 2 for 1? Seriously, I hope all is good and your getting what you expected.
 

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Data Cards

Eric,

The data cards are on the way to you by email. Had them pulled from the VeDoc system by the gracious folks at the UNIMOG division.


These are US specification trucks and ofttimes, the US trucks are not found in the EPCnet.

Best,

-Sean Philyaw
 

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I was able to see them in person before purchasing. The rust did scare me at first, but after I poked around for a couple of hours, it doesn't look that bad. (famous last words!). One is a runner, just needing a clutch, the other has a hole in the block. I saw the hour meters... is there a way of clocking hours so that the meter doesn't?
Locked up,

I have a U1200 I am parting out if you need an engine or clutch parts. Engine runs great (6900 hours, but runs great) and a clutch with under 8000 km's on it.

PM me is you are interested.
 

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Thanks Sean! I sent you an e-mail a few days ago with a parts list.

Is it going to be easier for me to get parts from Ma Benz since these are US models?
Stick with Sean @ Eurotruck, *if* a Ma Benz dealership would be willing to help (which they likely won't) you'll be paying out the nose for the same stuff, and long wait times, again, *if* :thumbsup:
 
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