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Using this 404 now as a pickup truck..it mostly supplies our off grid camp that for access requires high clearance vehicles.
Now that it is starting to run well and getting used more it was time to move 15 years of Cali desert sand to be removed.
Here is our youngest at work with a toothbrush around the instrument panel.
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Sometimes it's the little things.
SBU backup light on a 406, still have to wire it up and either put it on a manual switch or something more automajic.
I have seen these mounted more amidship near the pintle but figured below the brake lights would be more out of the way of mounted accessories.
Just flat plate nothing fancy.

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Splashed out serious Sheckles for some decent needle files, so I can slowly file away at those niggly little problems - well, not realy. I just got tired of the normal rubbish (Single use Chinese) files that all the local shops now carry.....
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Little things. The duct that feeds air to the heater console
seals against a rectangular foam gasket on the firewall,
and another one at the outboard end, where the duct
Slip fits over the blower outlet duct.
The factory foam was pretty ratty, especially the ‘donut’ gasket at the slip fit.

The performance of the heater has always been fine on this
Truck, but the foam was falling apart, so as long as I had the duct removed to freshen up the windshield washer nozzles, it made sense to make some new gaskets.

I chose some 1/2” thick neoprene foam, which has good
Ratings for exposure to heat, cold, oil, flame, etc. It
has a peel and stick adhesive on one side.

The Firewall gasket was very straightforward. Getting the old foam off and cleaning up the old adhesive was the
Bulk of that operation.

The Donut took a couple of tries, and I may do a third one
before it’s over. The duct pushes into the foam to seal
the joint, and there is a healthy overlap on the slip fit,
so it is a low tech, low pressure joint.

The blower outlet has a partial flange for the donut to seat
against, and then some fins, instead of a nice flat
flange for the foam to seal against all the way around . Because my Neoprene has an adhesive on one face, I wanted to be able to take advantage of that and stick it to
something; a full flange. I cut some templates out of styrene, so I got the shape right, but I have not found the
correct plastic sheet to make the flange. I have some aluminum that would work, but I’ll need to pick up some jigsaw blades…. Anyway…. I used a rigid foam layer
For now, and when I’m in town I’ll try and find
some plastic, like a thin black cutting board, to make the final version.
I’ll put it together and let it sit for a few days and then take it apart to look at the impressions in the
Neoprene to see how the surfaces are sealing. The firewall
Gasket isn’t stuck down in the photos… just a test
fit.
Lots of words for a couple of pieces of foam.
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I decided that it didn’t make sense to fit small fire extinguishers into the cab, if larger ones would fit and be out of the way. I picked up some nice after market mounts,
but once I got the extinguishers, I found that the mounts that came with them actually work better. They are
solid, lower profile, have a provision to stow the
Hose, and a single release to free them up for
use.
One under the front passenger seat, one on the back of the driver’s seat mount.
Two in the cab, and maybe another two in the rear
Box. Overkill, but if I happen across somebody with
a flaming vehicle, I might be able to do something.
There is a spot for a large, industrial size extinguisher
In the rear box near the spare tire, so maybe I’ll go
that way.
And, more foam photos, to keep the level of excitement up.

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Fire extinguisher mounts. For the small bottle, the Axia Alloys unit is pretty tricky, but also expensive.
By purchasing different clamp sizes, it can accommodate
different size roll bar tubes, and some different diameter
Fire Extinguishers, but it isn’t built for the big
Bottle.
The Kemimoto unit is pretty nice, and will take the big bottle. The ‘floor’ machined into the one mount
is a nice touch, and would help secure it when in a vertical
position. Designed for roll bar mounts (1.5”-2”), I figured I could get it mounted by eliminating the clamp portion and using the tapped holes in the bracket.

For my use, however, it would place the bottle further away from the mounting surface, and the stock brackets
are very low profile.

I have not shopped the Kemimoto unit to see if it
Comes in sizes for the smaller bottle.

One bonus is that it is less than 1/4 the price of the
Axia piece, and it looks to be made for the larger bottle
specifically.

As a side note, Axia Alloys makes clamp-on light
Mounts that use the various clamp sizes, so if you
have a U500 or something, and you have vertical tubes
at the corners of your windshield, you might find something that works for plow lights, etc.
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Sometimes the little things make me happy. Couldn’t get the old Camo paint off the door handle gaskets. So Expedition Imports sent me a new set. Then used some Solution Finish Black Trim Restore on the handle itself to get it nice and black again
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I’d like to think I solved a problem here rather than caused one.
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My civilian UNIMOGs both had plastic covering that opening, as well as the smaller opening on the other side of the window crank. I don't know about the military trucks, but I imagine it would be standard there as well.
 

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My civilian UNIMOGs both had plastic covering that opening, as well as the smaller opening on the other side of the window crank. I don't know about the military trucks, but I imagine it would be standard there as well.
Mine had zero evidence of plastic. That doesn’t mean much, just that I have never seen it. Also never seen it on round cabs either. My door speaker sits in the front one so I have to make a decision there.
 

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Finally took a minute to replace this valve as it was hissing and puffing all day long.
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And more importantly exchanged the brake master cilinder as the front brake circuit kept leaking. Cause: hygroscopic brake fluid + standing still too long = corrosion in cilinder wall. Patched it up last year but kept leaking. New cilinder and pistons/cups should fix it for real.
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What brand is that? It's a nice looking unit, I might want to try something like that.

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What brand is that? It's a nice looking unit, I might want to try something like that.

Thanks

Ben
Got it here: https://mogcentral.com.au/?s=speedo&post_type=product
So postage might kill it for you (but on the positive side: these are Aussie dollars)
Alternatively you might find it on Ebay or Alibaba or something like that and in Miles instead of KM/H? Pretty sure it is Chinese and had no-branding on it whatsoever.
 

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This looks like it might be it:


Can't find one in miles yet though.
Yep, that is the one, good find ;)
The one I ordered came complete with a GPS module and a GPS antenna by the way. (and I only had to order one of course)
 

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Left at 3am for a 1.5 hour drive to catch a 2hour ferry ride to Vancouver, then a hour to the truckers to pickup my ""New'' to me 1999-Unimog 1450 (53000kms). Mog was trucked from Tacoma to Vancouver on tues after a 30 day boat ride from Belgium... Then I Drove it back to the Island thru Idiot Vancouver drivers and some very Balmy high temps...Fun Fun..
Mog has torque Converter so it made it really interesting..
 

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