We pimped out this 1962 Mercedes Unimog with a custom snorkel. Should this Mog wade the Truckee River and an engine snorkel is required, the driver is now fitted with his own snorkel to compliment ear muffs for loud road noise and gas mask for those questionable situations…
This Snorkel is made from mandrel bent 3″ tube and 16 gauge sheet. The top hat is internally baffled to deflect rain from entering the snorkel through the dimpled inlet holes. A drain hole was drilled near the bottom in effort to reduce the water directly injected into the factory oil-bath filtration device. The bottom mounting flange is .125″ plate. Also down at the cowl, the factory louvers are retained on the Mog sheet metal. A cork gasket was cut to resemble a vintage look. Stainless fasteners used throughout.
Pictured is a Jeep CJ 5 that was brought to us with stock Dana drivetrain, a Scout steering box and a customer tired of breaking tie rod ends. The most sensable answer was to upgrade the entire tie rod and drag link setup to 1 ton truck parts. We hit up Performance Steering Components (PSC) for a tie rod kit that contains 1 ton Chevrolet truck tie rod ends with 7 degree taper, 1.375 OD x .188 wall DOM tube, coresponding threaded bungs and jam nuts. Ths kit is meant to be installed on top of the steering knuckle but due to leaf spring clearance issues and a budget we left the tie rod on the bottom and used Synergy suspension tapered adapter to fasten the drag link to the not wrong side of the tie rod end. Now with mega duty tie rod ends this guy has no choice but to out wheelin and break something else!
A few too many smacks from the old Earth aided by fast spooling boost and you may find yourself like Edan looking for more protection. Pictured here is a one off tube front bumper inspired by desert pre-runner trucks. Hopefully this will help future problems with control… Main construction is 1.75″ OD Mild Steel HREW tube with supports made of the same family 1.5″ and 1″ tube. The skid plate is .188″(3/16) thick Aluminum plate fastened using American Grade 8 hardware. This bumper bolts directly to the factory location using the stock studs and weld nuts with Class 12.9 locking fasteners. Grey primed because more supports and Hella 3000 driving lights are coming soon!
After mega hours of work the big white box is complete. This Hydrogen Fuel Pump on wheels is made to help spread the knowledge of hydrogen fuel powered automobiles across the country one show at a time.
For more info on the California Fuel Cell Partnership and hydrogen fuel technology, please visit: http://www.fuelcellpartnership.org/
The main construction is made from 14 gauge steel, with a half inch thick plate steel base. The cradle that holds the high pressure hydrogen fuel nozzle is made in house from billet aluminum. The light weight modular banner above the pump is made from sheet aluminum. It’s compact and can be disassembled for better transport needs. The top notch vinyl graphics were printed and installed by Nick Clarke at Signs of Tahoe.
(Archived from Sunday, February 20, 2011)
Last week Monzo Speed was employed to treat this 1985 Toyota Pick Up with some rock protection. To better save hard earned dough the rocker gaurd panels were bought from Trail Gear. Made from 1026 DOM tube these rock sliders are 1 3/4″ OD with .120″ wall thickness. There are 3 attachment points for each slider fully MIG welded to the frame. I made the rear bumper from plain HREW tube also 1 3/4 OD .120″ wall to match the sliders. The design is simple and plain. Some character was added to the frame horns and by way a 24 lightening holes. More tubes will be added as the truck grows. Stay tuned for front end madness as its stuck somewhere in UPS land…
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2226 Eloise Ave, Unit D
South Lake Tahoe, California
1963 Tucker Ave Unit 2
South Lake Tahoe, California