Meet the Trot'n Turtle - Unimog U1300L Build

Jostt

Adventurer
Very nice job , I would like to ask You one thing, how many km is your engine? Just to has a reference about the valve clearance, beacuse myone has about 70000, I dont have the manual, thanks
 
Up early this morning to get the lights adjusted.

Photo's aren't the best but these babies are BRIGHT! Love the color temperature of the BD Lights, nice daylight color.

Low beam Halogen Headlights




LED Driving Lights mounted on the Push Bar.




LED Windshield Spot Lights




LED Roof Rack Spot Lights




All forward facing LED Lights ON






Side and Rear LED Flood Lighting ON




Hodakaguy
 
Today's project....make/install new headliners.

The original headliners were sagging, stained and in poor shape. First up remove the fabric from one of the headliners so I can use the board as a pattern to make new backing boards.




Pattern ready to cut.




Two new backing boards cut out and ready to assemble.




1" foam being glued to the backing boards, weights applied during the drying process.




Test fitting before further progress. You can see the notch on the passenger side liner for the wiring heading up to the roof rack from the pillar, I will be fabricating a cover to hide the wiring.




Cutting the notches where the retaining clips engage the headliner.






A little sanding on the corners of the foam and they will be ready for cover.




At this point I gathered up the new headliner material and headed over to a good friends house to add a custom touch, she is really great with all things fabric and does awesome custom embroidery work. We settled on size, color and font and started to apply the UNIMOG logo to the headliner material. We settled on a gold/tan color that matches the trucks color perfectly. Thanks for all the help Linda!




One side down.




Applying glue to lock it down




Cutting the slots for the clip locations




Prepping the corners. We fit everything then pulled it back, applied the glue, trimmed the folds and locked them down.




Passenger side Done. Came out really nice!




Old and new together. Old unit is nasty!




And pictures of the liners installed.








I will build a custom metal cover to hide the wiring.






Hodakaguy
 

Bikersmurf

Expedition Leader
One thing I'd recomend that I've learned from the custom shops is to use 1/8" door skins rather than hardboard. The 1/8" plywood remains flatter than the bardboard which is suseptible to moisture and will warp.
 
One thing I'd recomend that I've learned from the custom shops is to use 1/8" door skins rather than hardboard. The 1/8" plywood remains flatter than the bardboard which is suseptible to moisture and will warp.
I came close to going with plywood but had this available, it's twice as thick as the OEM backing board and should hold up well for years to come.

Hodakaguy
 
Oh snap! That's some lovely embroidery your friend put down for you!

Quick question, where did you get the marine pass through grommet for the wiring? Looks super clean and as I've got a few wires going through my roof I think it's critical I add something permanent and built for it as opposed to just slapping silicone on it.
 
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