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Thread: New Toy: 1972 Mercedes 0 309 Omnibus

  1. #51
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    I've found a nice window for the new rear door, and started construction. I also began cutting the new floor.





    The door:





    The big swing out will allow the nice window visibility as well as loading bikes or a Haflinger in the back. I've also continued doing to body work. I'm going to paint it Krylon OD with semi-gloss Black accents. Should look tough!

    Thanks!
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    1956 Chevrolet Nomad
    1963 Steyr Puch Haflinger 700AP
    1966 Mercedes 200D
    1967 Mercedes Unimog 404.1 Doka
    1978 Land Cruiser FJ40

  2. #52
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    You can tell that Ryan is a talented fabricator because he thinks this



    is a door.
    Mike Hiscox

    2007/2012 custom Jeep Rubicon EarthRoamer motorhome
    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    2003 Mercedes 2500 mid/tall Sprinter camper
    2006 Honda PS250 Big Ruckus Expedition Scooter
    1996/2002 Honda XR600R highly-modded
    1978 Honda CT90


  3. #53
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    Ryan,
    I was thinking that this might become a toy hauler for your Haflinger. Can you easily fit the Haflinger in there? If so, that is really neat solution.

    Cheers,
    Greg
    Greg (a.k.a. Hafwit)
    1967 Steyr-Puch Swiss military Haflinger
    1975 Volvo Swedish military TGB111
    2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition

  4. #54
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    It can haul the Hafi in a pinch, it just barely fits through my door. That was part of the reason for making one big one, plus I want a cool table to fold down from the door once it's open. Also it was the easiest method.

    I've decided on a color!







    Ignore the ghetto jack stand sitution, I ran out!

    I picked up (6) decent used 215/85R16 tires for it for $160, and they are being mounted by a friend for free right now! The wheels will be flat Black with red hubs. I've also pulled out TONS of useless wiring, mainly from the A/C and heater units that arent in the van.
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    1956 Chevrolet Nomad
    1963 Steyr Puch Haflinger 700AP
    1966 Mercedes 200D
    1967 Mercedes Unimog 404.1 Doka
    1978 Land Cruiser FJ40

  5. #55
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    Ryan,
    When you load your Haflinger in there, please take a picture of it. That will make me really jealous!

    Cheers,
    Greg
    Greg (a.k.a. Hafwit)
    1967 Steyr-Puch Swiss military Haflinger
    1975 Volvo Swedish military TGB111
    2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition

  6. #56
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    More work- have to hustle to get her ready for Mogfest!

    Good used tires mounted and wheels painted flat black:







    Front bumper is black:





    I should be able to finish the paint in the next week, then reinstall the diesel tank (I cleaned it) and get some rubber mat for the new floor.
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    1956 Chevrolet Nomad
    1963 Steyr Puch Haflinger 700AP
    1966 Mercedes 200D
    1967 Mercedes Unimog 404.1 Doka
    1978 Land Cruiser FJ40

  7. #57
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    Moving right along. Thanks for the update. Glad to hear it's heading for a NWMF debut.
    Mike Hiscox

    2007/2012 custom Jeep Rubicon EarthRoamer motorhome
    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    2003 Mercedes 2500 mid/tall Sprinter camper
    2006 Honda PS250 Big Ruckus Expedition Scooter
    1996/2002 Honda XR600R highly-modded
    1978 Honda CT90


  8. #58
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    If it's running and you're not too far away, I'd love to see that thing show up at the NW Overland Rally in Leavenworth WA on July 26th.

    Very cool bus.
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    Ray Hyland
    Explorers Club Member, RCGS Fellow, Member of Overland International Inc.
    www.nwoverlandrally.com www.expeditionportal.com www.overlandjournal.com
    1993 D110 (Diesel), 1954 86" Station Wagon, 1954 86" Pickup, 2004 Ford Explorer
    1969 Suzuki AC100 Wolf, 2005 YZF250F, 1971 Carabela

  9. #59
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    I'd love to take it, but it's not ready to drive, and that's a bit too far away for me. Thanks for the heads up though, sounds like a fun event!
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    1956 Chevrolet Nomad
    1963 Steyr Puch Haflinger 700AP
    1966 Mercedes 200D
    1967 Mercedes Unimog 404.1 Doka
    1978 Land Cruiser FJ40

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    so awesome
    1996 4Runner SR5 | 1985 GMC K3500 Reg Cab SRW

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