Mercedes V8 Unimog

Anyone else wondering what a Unimog is? If you are, like I was, I’ll do the Wiki-ing for you…

The name Unimog is pronounced [ˈuːnɪmɔk] in German and is an acronym for the GermanUNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for machine or device.

The more you know, hey? This Mercedes Unimog (we can pretend we knew what that meant all along now) was bought sight unseen, with what turned out to be a blown motor. The owner sees to break it down from it’s ex-military looking guise, throw an assortment of parts and fabrication at it (over the course of 2 rebuilds), and ends up with a mud-ready 347ci Ford V8-powered off road assault vehicle, perfect climbing steep trails, dashing through the now snow, or being covered in sweet, glorious, dirty mud. All this while seating 5 people in open-air (somewhat) comfort.

Thanks to Chris for submitting. Click here for more off road builds.

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