Thread: Westy As Camper Box

  1. #1
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    Default 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
    Motor:
    6 Cylinders 3375.7 Kilometers
    6 gears
    Gasoline
    FWD , 4x4
    Electronic Ignition System
    160 amps alternator 24 volts

    Interior:
    Capacity for people on the back 7 and 2 on front
    Two beds
    Removable dinning table
    cabinets
    Two large storage and one medium storage
    Generator Honda 4000 Watts
    Grille and portable stove for exterior use only
    Air compressor

    Exterior:
    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
    unimogwesty1.jpg
    unimogwesty2.jpg
    unimogwesty3.jpg
    unimogwesty4.jpg

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    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???

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    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...
    10-17-2010_13.jpg

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    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

    http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/3464730004.html

    HUMBOLDT HIPPIE HAULER?
    HIPPIE ZOMBIE BUG OUT TRUCK?
    DODGEVAGEN?
    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




    -Tyler-
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