Westy As Camper Box
This came up on my local Craigslist. Other than the obvious statement (I want it), I thought it would be an interesting addition to this forum for when people look around for other options beside building. It's kind of a take on the campers that are adding a trailer, Alaskan, or whatever, to a truck chassis.
To be honest, since I'm selling my Callen to buy a "real" camper, I'm seriously considering this route for myself. I'm intrigued by the comment that he can carry other people in the back. I'm not sure how strictly speaking legal it is.... but it's interesting. I should be able to buy a Westy with a blown motor, cut off the front, and mount it on my F-350. I'd want to do some math to see what the weights are, but I'm guessing it would be under-weight.
Anyway, here's the ad text and some of the pics, for posterity.
1965 Unimog 404
6 Cylinders 3375.7 Kilometers
FWD , 4x4
Electronic Ignition System
160 amps alternator 24 volts
Capacity for people on the back 7 and 2 on front
Removable dinning table
Two large storage and one medium storage
Generator Honda 4000 Watts
Grille and portable stove for exterior use only
Carries two 33 gallon tanks
Winch F64 PTO 25,000 pounds and 300 feet long
6 Hella 4000 lights
The tires are 95% new and the extra one 100% new , tires size are 12.50 R20 from MPT
7 in the back is a bit exaggerated... hard to but 7 in a full westy - let alone one without the front two seats... maybe he's including the pop-up top area???
This is awesome! Just not on a 404S.... I have driven (but wasn't mine) a 406 with westy camper in West Africa. I loved it loved it love it!! Super compact, lightweight and extreemly capably offroad.
Sadly the only picture I have...
A Westy as a camper box is a killer idea!
Check this out...it was listed in the for sale section. No affiliation....Very cool rig
HUMBOLDT HIPPIE HAULER?
HIPPIE ZOMBIE BUG OUT TRUCK?
1991 Dodge diesel 4x4 auto.trans, 1969 vw camper bus welded to it.....pop top works.
people stop me all the time in this thing
forget those weak as* vw motors....this is a 5.9 cummins ttttttttturbo diesel! you could probably drag 6 vw buses upside down behind you if you wanted to.
youll never see another. it runs strong and 4x4 works fine.
has tow hitch and a new extra battery.
injector fuel pump needs re-build $600 (redding fuel injection)....it leaks .....when its cold but doesnt leak when its hot.
id feel confindent driving it cross country
both doors need new door latches or just replace em
super(((((((((((LOUD))))))))) sound system
could use truck bed liner on the floors (floor of truck bed was kept)
glass is good cept a couple chips in windshield
interior needs finishing
needs new winshield wipers
dirty and faded.....i was gonna paint it olive drab and give it 37" tires/trim fenders/metal......
diff tires than pic(31")
2 extra sets of tires
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