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On the road again: 416

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Hi Everyone,

I've recently purchased a 416 - and I'd like to say thanks to everyone on this forum for all the posts. They've helped me more than you could know!

The last 2 weeks have been me sourcing parts and gaining knowledge. The past weekend I've fully serviced it and I'm proud to say it's alive :D

I have noticed something that maybe someone here could assist me with by maybe pointing me in the right direction - The Brakes. It feels like they might be gripping on my back right wheel(not all the way, but enough). They're hydraulic brakes and I've heard that it's better to "redo all the brakes"; "They need some tuning"; "You don't need brakes!"; etc.

Over the coming weekends, I'll be repainting the entire thing, looking for a new exhaust and tarp/canvas for the roof, and building housings for the battery cases.

Looking forward to sharing and reading more ideas from this community!

Cheers,
Splicer
 

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Drums or discs?

Strong suggestion... have your brakes serviced. If drums, skim and re-shoe, extensive clean. Bleed all old fluid out if not done yet, replace with Dot4.

If discs, skim discs, have all callipers serviced. Should be 6. Front 4 rear 2.

Exhaust... go to De Graaff in Moot street area for a suitable baffle box. Pipe can be bent by someone that has a 76mm bender.


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#3
Do you know the history of your mog?

Engine OM 352 or ADE 352

Cabrio 416’s were first used in 1975 during Ops Savanna. After that many of them became Valkeri carriers.

Post your Vin. Right front on chassis.

Pic below is a brother mog that was restored by Dawie Louw. He is on the GWagon forum here.




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Also, looks like your windscreen is flat ( no screen on pic). If so you can have a shatterproof cut to size. You do not need a MB part specifically.

Lastly for now... does your Mog have papers? Is it on ENatis? If so good. If not ... ish!


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Oh and the cabin seil... will have to have it made. Or import from Germany through Merex (René Dusseldorp) or Mogparts.de (Casper Gernhardt). Pay in €.

Think oom Hennie in Tuine area has done some. Will try and get his number for you.


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Hi Mogster,

They're drums - Cool, I'll do all those things and replace with Dot4!

Awesome - I'll check De Graaff out - I am opting to replace anything that has rust, with stainless steel, the metal parts that have been replaced with stainless, decades ago, don't even know what rust is!

I do - I have original pictures before it underwent its first "transformation".

OM 352 still a Cabrio (41616210014176)

The windscreen is indeed flat and I still have the rubber, shatterproof is definitely the direction I'm going (after I've done the paint). It broke because a wall fell on it, that's why the bonnet's gone, sent for some panel beating :)

My mog has papers, is on the ENatis system and all payments are up to date. Once I've done the brakes, I'll have to register it as a camper, so I skip that yearly R2k and...my biggest concern - finding time to do/obtain my truck license - looking forward to that the absolute least!

Awesome, I'll check out those options for the sail a number would be great, I have another possible lead on that, will keep you posted!

Cheers,
Splicer
 
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Talk to Ferdi at MogDoc for two reasons:
1. Unimog expertise
2. Will guide you as to the registration of your Mog as a Motorhome... they done it for a number of their clients a knows what it takes.

Check out their FB page.

+27 (76) 77six-048three




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Nice moggie!

Keep us posted on your progress with lots of pics ;-)

A note on registering as a camper:
Unfortunately it won’t reduce your annual license fees - the fees are based on vehicle weight. The only category where you’ll save on licensing fees is if you register it as a special vehicle (normally used for construction vehicles), but this comes with restrictions on the use of the vehicle.

Registering the mog as a camper will have the benefit that you don’t need to do an annual roadworthy test, which saves time and money (and you don’t have the second disc with your full names, id and address displayed on the windscreen...)


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Hi Everyone,

I've recently purchased a 416 - and I'd like to say thanks to everyone on this forum for all the posts. They've helped me more than you could know!

The last 2 weeks have been me sourcing parts and gaining knowledge. The past weekend I've fully serviced it and I'm proud to say it's alive :D

I have noticed something that maybe someone here could assist me with by maybe pointing me in the right direction - The Brakes. It feels like they might be gripping on my back right wheel(not all the way, but enough). They're hydraulic brakes and I've heard that it's better to "redo all the brakes"; "They need some tuning"; "You don't need brakes!"; etc.

Over the coming weekends, I'll be repainting the entire thing, looking for a new exhaust and tarp/canvas for the roof, and building housings for the battery cases.

Looking forward to sharing and reading more ideas from this community!

Cheers,
Splicer
I like the 1948 Dodge? in the background as well:cool:
 
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Registering the mog as a camper will have the benefit that you don’t need to do an annual roadworthy test, which saves time and money (and you don’t have the second disc with your full names, id and address displayed on the windscreen...)
Yes, this is what I'm aiming for :)

Thanks for the advice everyone - really appreciate it!