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thom Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:49 pm

I sold my panel to free up some space, and then promptly brought home this beast.

It's a 1957 Mercedes Unimog 411 "Froschauge" - aka "Frogeye" The cab is built by Westfalia.

4 cylinder diesel, 32hp






mukluk Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:56 pm

Pretty cool 'mog.

Letterman7 Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:09 am

Like a Tonka toy...

crofty Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:25 am

Very practical.

I want one.

Erik G Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:12 am

crofty wrote: Very practical.

I want one.

I want one for the rainy days that flood the streets of Houston

finster Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:20 pm

interesting, only one crotch cooler?

thom Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:43 pm

finster wrote: interesting, only one crotch cooler?

This poor truck has some questionable bodywork.


crukab Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:11 pm

That thing looks like it will go anywhere !! BUT, slow as Hell.........
Does the bed tip/dump ?? It seems like a lot of truck for that short of wheel base.........

thom Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:19 pm

crukab wrote: That thing looks like it will go anywhere !! BUT, slow as Hell.........
Does the bed tip/dump ?? It seems like a lot of truck for that short of wheel base.........

There is an tilt-bed option but this truck doesn't have it. This one originally had a snowplow mount for the front; I have the original mount but I'm not going to install it.

chrisflstf Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:48 pm

What is the wheelbase, looks short? Cool Truck

thom Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:51 am

chrisflstf wrote: What is the wheelbase, looks short? Cool Truck

1.7M and change

grandpa red Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 am

Cool I like it!

ccpalmer Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:20 pm

crofty wrote: Very practical.

I want one.

Me too!!

oprn Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:43 am

The Japanese mini trucks are very close to the same thing. We bought one, a 660 cc 46 hp 3 cylinder gas engine, 4X4 with front and rear diff locks and high/low range. Nearly unstoppable in mud and snow but practical? Not so much! Struggled to maintain 60 mph, only got 34 mpg, pounded out the valves from running excessive rpms on the road and parts were scarce as hen's teeth.

Only good for a yard chore truck (tilt box) or to trailer out to the bush for hunting.

volksaddict Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:03 am

The Japanese mini trucks are pretty cool, can come with 4x4, lockers, dump or tilt bed, but they are nothing like the classic beast of a old Unimog. Love the 411!
Neither the 'mog or Japanese truck would be anywhere practical in modern traffic.



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