This is a firm not so far from where we are living and the owner also has the same vehicle type als we have, with toyo tyres.
Thank you very much all for your information.
With all the information I've got from the different forums and e-mails, we have decided to buy the toyo M608.
Hey, I am looking at converting a very similar vehicle to yours (814 4x4 ex-Utility Crane) any updates on your conversion?
Hey motrjay, i'm just coming to the end of converting my 814d, not 4x4 (wish it was) but same otherwise. I'll post some progress pics up in a new thread when I get a chance if it helps.
Did you end up sourcing and fitting single rear wheels?
I'd be interested in where you ended up getting them and seeing a photo.
The van is looking great!
Did you (or Twiga) have to do any work on the van before fitting the single rims?
The reason I ask is because an email request about the conversion to Twiga suggested it could only be done in their workshop!
I'm also looking to embark on a very similar project so any other build information you can share either publically or privately would be very much appreciated.
Last edited by ianc; 03-26-2012 at 11:02 PM.
No work to do to fit the single rims. At the fender its a tight fit, but it fits, even with suspension full loaded. (We've tested it to see if there could be a problem going off-road.)
Build information? We sold the crane, which was a platform you just had to unscrew and cut the powercables and hydraulic liquid tubes.
Then we builded the subchassis ourself and than the vehicle was brought to a cabine builder to build a cabin. (www.ormocar.de) Now we are going to do the interieur ourself again.
We had to ask a permission to Mercedes to rebuild the vehicle as a camper avoid further administration problems in the future.
If you want to have a website with a lot of information about building on a vario and vehicle specifications, I can recommend http://4x4fulltiming.com/default.aspx
Good luck with your build.
Great - Thanks for that Ullie
I took the plunge and bought a Vario 4x4 in auction yesterday. Three questions if I may -
1) Can I ask you the approx cost of the single wheel conversion? PM me if you're ok sharing but don't want to post publicly.
2) What was Ormocar like to deal with? They are top of my list for the box but I just wanted to check with someone with firsthand experience.
It looks like you changed the front fender (bumper). Where did you source it?