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The Mog Shop’s “Mule” Unimog 404

| Unimog® Shop | August 25, 2011


This Unimog was used by Nick and the mog shop to develop and test product.

What started out as a 1970 Swiss Unimog 404 this Unimog is anything but ordinary now.  Just look at the list of upgrades and you’ll see…..he has spent a ton of time on this Mog.  I would love to have this Unimog down in Moab, Utah.

Here it is in action at the Chile Challenge Extreme

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22i6HSezBuA&feature=channel_video_title]

or here in Moab, Utah making Potatoe Salad Hill look ridiculously easy

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcdWLLWCkk&feature=channel_video_title

another video of the “Mule” in the Small Bathtub and Tip Over Challenge an obstacle on the popular Hell’s Revenge trail in Moab, Utah

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYy4opVzBKo&feature=channel_video_title]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6DXkyB-XDs&feature=channel_video_title]


1970  Swiss Unimog 404 with around 6000 miles
2.2 liter engine, ported and polished head
Mobil one oil through out entire mog
Complete rewire to 12 volt
  •     Mini fuse block
  •     MSD 6 off road
  •     Nology plug wires, coil, plugs
  •     Pertronix ignitor
  •     Autometer gauges
  •     Weather proof switches, relays, circuit breakers, all Painless Performance
  •     12 volt outlet, weather proof
  •     Cobra CB
  •     Electric coolant fan with thermostat and override
  •     Digital fuel controller, altitude compensator
  •     Brake lights, turn signal, horn
  •     Warn fog/spot lights
  •     Each circuit has fuse, relay, and breaker
  •     Optima yellow top battery
  •     140 amp alt
  •     New starter
The mog shop Propane injection

Custom intake with k&n
Custom exhaust with borla muffler
The mog shop stage 2 power steering with cooler
Momo steering wheel
The mog shop disc brake conversion
  •     Wilwood aluminum racing calipers,
  •     cross drilled, slotted, zinc coated rotors
  •     Wilwood dual circuit master cylinder
  •     Jamar front and rear park locks
  •     Wilwood proportioning valve
  •     EARLS fittings
  •     EARLS stainless steel flex lines
  •     built from ground up, every part in the system is new
Hummer h1 12 bolt wheels, with run-flat, completely refinished
Super swamper irok 42×14.5×16.5
Pneumatic system
  •     Viair air 100% duty cycle compressor
  •     3 gallon aluminum tank
  •     gauge
Front locker air activated via dash switch
Rear locker air activated via dash switch
2wd/4wd air activated via dash switch
Custom front suspension with Bilstien 9100 series shocks
Custom rear suspension with Fox air shocks and Bilstien air bump stops
Currie anti rock rear swaybar
Custom rear cross member, chassis bobbed 22”
Custom rear pan hard drop bracket
Corbeau baja ss seats
Mastercraft four point harness (clip in style)
Custom The mog shop roll cage, fully gusseted, triangulated with full bumper integrated
Removable windshield
Mile marker 2 speed hydraulic winch, with in cab controls and synthetic winch line
Rear 3500 lb Mile marker winch with in cab controls
Custom cooling system, modern thermostat, overflow tank in engine compartment, all new components
Custom throttle pedal (cnc) with Morse throttle cable
Remote oil cooler with electric fan
4 speed crawler box
Hood pins
Cooler mount (cooler included)
Two storage box mounts (boxes included)
Pelican box mounted in cab
Strap mount
D-ring mounts front and rear
Spare propane tank
Spare parts including 12volt ignitor, thermostat, etc….
Here are a ton of pictures that show the level of detail in this Unimog!



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Pictures of “Bam Bam” Unimog Race Truck

| Unimog® Shop | July 24, 2011


Photos courtesy of Robert W. Kranz

Check out Couch Off-Road Engineering for all of his unbelievable photos of the Rallye.

Unimog® Shop was proud to be a sponsor of Jay and his team it was fun to be a small part of this adventure along with the other sponsors:


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Find Unimog® Shop on Facebook®

| Unimog® Shop | July 18, 2011

We now have a page on Facebook®.  Come like us to become a fan and receive updates.

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Breslau Adventure Rallye

| Unimog® Shop | July 8, 2011

Jay from COUCH Off-Road Engineering is in Breslau, Poland taking on one of the toughest offroad races in the world.  Jay and his team are the first Americans to ever enter the Breslau Adventure Rallye.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuZqjJtF8Bw]

Team CORE was able to take this 1985 U1700 Unimog and turn it into this unbelievable race Unimog known as “Bam Bam”



  • Cummins 24 Valve Diesel with ATS turbo, Bell intercooler and P7100 IP setup Apx. 450 HP
  • Race Weight 16,500 lbs or 7,484 kilograms
  • Tires are 49″ tall 445/70R24 XM-47’s on custom Stazworks bead locks wheels
  • Axles are lighter and plumbed with CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System)
  • Suspension are ful bypass KING reservoir shocks.
  • Exo-cage is 2 3/8″ mild steel tubing
  • Odssey flat plate drycell batteries.
  • (2) 22,000 lbs hydraulic Mile Marker winches
  • Garmin GPS and helmet-to-helmet communication
  • Cab interior is rhino-lined
  • LED lighting
  • The clutch is a single, hybrid, puck clutch with kevlar and ceramic
  • Hydraulic cooling fans, winch and 4 stock circuits

Not only did they finish but they took 11th in the big truck class, out of 36. Congratulations to Jay and Team CORE for an outstanding race.  Check out their blog to get a play by play race coverage TEAM CORE BLOG

Now what you all want to see anyway….a few more race photos


Check out Bam Bam at about :25

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1m2E4LDdNo]

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Video of Mercedes-Benz Unimog 60 years

| Unimog® Shop | June 24, 2011

I loved seeing all the pictures posted by people who actually got to attend Mercedes-Benz 60th Anniversary of the Unimog in Worth and Gaggenau, Germany.  Wish I was able to go but somebody has to stay home and blog about it right?

Here’s a little video posted by someone lucky enough to attend that gives you a taste of all the Unimog goodness that you missed and if you find yourself tapping your foot to the background music don’t feel ashamed I liked it almost as much as the Unimogs.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKhH05MLqIo]


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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Off-Road Video

| Unimog® Shop | June 9, 2011

One of the things that makes Unimogs so cool is their capability off-road. Not only are the unbelievable off-road but they can do it carrying an insane amount of weight. Their ability to go where most vehicles would simple break down or get stuck is one of the reasons why they are used by militaries around the globe.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsJzgbx0uQ8&feature=relmfu

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Production Video

| Unimog® Shop | June 8, 2011

A rare glimpse at the production of the Mercedes Unimog…..what an awesome truck!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE6KDXS9fPc

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Mercedes New Unimog Concept

| Unimog® Shop | June 6, 2011


Mercedes Celebrates 60 years of Unimogs this month with this Unimog concept.  Talk about thinking outside the box!  The green color is a throwback to the original Unimog color and the design was inspired by a tree frog. Looks pretty wild to me I’m not sure I’m a fan. What does everyone else think?


The unit Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks (MBS), which includes the product ranges Unimog, Econic and Zetros, presented a spectacular design concept on the occasion of the ceremony “60 Years Mercedes-Benz Unimog” on 3rd June 2011 at the Daimler plant in Wörth. It has an impressive, dynamic and extremely expressive “face” corresponding to the future form language of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle design. The design concept combines the past and future of the Unimog in an extremely avantgardist way. “We have taken the Unimog-DNA with its unique concept features to 100 percent into consideration when creating this design concept,” says Bertrand Janssen from the Daimler department for commercial vehicle design. Furthermore, this design concept gives the observer sufficient room for thought to interpret its technical innovations. To cut a long story short, it is literally an unsually idea to make one think about the Universal-Motor-Gerät (Unimog) of the future. And Yaris Pürsün, Director of the Mercedes-Benz Plant at Wörth and Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks, is visibly enthusiastic about this new interpretation of the Unimog idea by the commercial vehicle designers and the project team responsible. “The result is a complete success. At Mercedes Benz Special Trucks we decided to construct a design concept because we are of the opinion that such a vehicle will act as a bridge between the progressive strength of self-renewal that has distinguished the Unimog programme for 60 years and the future design of the coming generations of products.”

The concept vehicle shows that even after 60 years – and including the 26 product ranges during this period – the Unimog is still able to renew itself. Just as its innovative power has left its mark on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and driven it forward until the present day, the “Concept Design 60 Years Unimog” has shown impressively that a great deal of innovation is still possible in the engineering of future Unimog generations. This concept vehicle will no doubt surprise everyone who sees it, experts and enthusiasts, users and customers alike.


The design concept is based on the Unimog U 5000 chassis with its outstanding off-road capabilities. The traditional and well-known unique selling-point of the Unimog, its coil springs, are painted red in the concept vehicle, whereas Bertrand Janssen and his team have let its hulk of a bonnet with its typical Mercedes-Benz line and the mudguards shine out in a fresh green. When selecting the colours used, the designers in Bertrand Janssen’s team were inspired by an unusual amphibian, the poison dart frog: Just like the Unimog it is also extremely mobile both in water and on land. And furthermore in this point it is once more the link between past and future as green was the colour of the very first Unimog and numerous follow-up generations of the vehicle. The headlights are like stage lights, which focus the beam of light. The clearly visible, sweeping lines of the frame have been finished with high-grade trims cut from aluminium blocks. The four same-size wheels make a strong optical impression with their five star alu-rim design. Bertrand Janssen emphasises, ” On no account did we work in an atmosphere where our ideas were divorced from reality. Here we have a vehicle which is puristic, but still clearly true to concept – with the claim, that some of its details will turn up in coming product ranges in future. We continued to take up the most important Unimog features which have characterised the vehicle for the last 60 years and which will also characterise it in future – features such as portal axles, coil springs or the frame concept.” The design concept “60 Years Unimog” is not however a prototype for a new product range. But it becomes quite clear that the Mercedes-Benz Unimog will still continue to have an innovative character in future and will still possess a high degree of versatility in design and type of construction. It is after all a unique vehicle concept.

Michael Dietz, Head of Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks makes it clear. “During the last 60 years our Unimog has made a name for itself worldwide as an ambassador and image-carrier for the brand Mercedes-Benz. Whether working for numerous municipalities and contractors in Europe, under extreme conditions exploring for oil in the Taklamakan desert in China or for example as a motorhome “down under”, the design concept is a forward projection of these unique Unimog-DNA and is impressive proof of the innovative power of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks.” Because of this, Yaris Pürsün pays the whole team a compliment. “Each of them brought his own competence to the project to the best of his ability. From the very beginning there was a unique spirt of cooperation. It has been a very emotional project which we all became very attached to.” And in one very important point the design concept for the jubilee year 2011 and the very first Mercedes-Benz Unimog of the product range 2010 which rolled off the band on 3 Juni 1951 at the Gaggenau plant have something very obvious in common: Both vehicles are open – really genuine cabrios.

[Source Mercedes-Benz]

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Increase traffic to your listing

| Unimog® Shop | May 19, 2011


There are a few things you can do to increase the traffic to your Unimog® Shop listing…


  • Upload photos with your listing.  You can have up to 8 pictures…people love pictures. Just make sure the size does not exceed 1 mb.


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To share just mouse over the Share button and select Facebook , Twitter, etc. and it will ask to connect to your social media account.  Once you put your credentials in you can share your listing with all 700 of your Facebook friends:)


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Paste the URL on a line by itself in your ad/listing description editor.  Then create a shortcode using the format below. Be sure to replace the URL listed here with the URL of your video. Use the following shortcode [youtube]



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Murdered out Mogs..

| Unimog® Shop | April 13, 2011


Some of the coolest mogs I’ve seen all blacked out too!

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