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Old 03-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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My 4cyl jeep right now is my DD and doesn't see much off-road and would take a lot of money too get it built up to where I want it to be. I've been saving literally all my money since I got my jeep back in July to be able to build it up. But yesterday my dad told me about an old but new to me 4x4 monster, the unimog. My dad said he'd go in on one with me as it would be both of ours to work on and wheel. So basically I'm asking should i just stick to spending my money on building up my jeep or keep my jeep as the daily driver/ casual off-roader and buy/wheel the mog as it would be a second vehicle? Either way the money would spent but if i had the mog and something were to break it wouldn't be on my DD and could fix it later. Just wondering what others may think about this.

Here's a pic of one

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Hey Chadwick I heard that they can float! Try it out and let us know!

Seriously, I know almost nothing about them except that a friend of a friend had one and thought that it was amazing. I would just be worried about parts availability for it. I'd say get it or you'll regret it later.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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I think the opportunity to spend time working on a vehicle with your pops is reason enough to buy it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=Shoe;3472919]Hey Chadwick I heard that they can float! Try it out and let us know!
Is that a Chadwick joke? Because obviously that's my name but I don't know what the Jokes mean.

But anyway, it would definitely be cool to work on with my dad and fun on the tails or maybe even around town a few times because it's not something people see a lot. I'm in the process of looking around for them and i did find some. Was just curious what others thought.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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look for a thread about "CHADWICK" but he was in Texas (I think) a few years back LOOOOONG Story/ Thread but very funny...oh and yeah about the MOG...I would do it!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Yea sorry I figured you were in on the Chadwick story.
I agree that just spending quality time with your dad would be worth it if you can find one. ( I checked Craigslist here and there was only 1 listed for $8k and it was a pile of junk. )
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look for a thread about "CHADWICK" but he was in Texas (I think) a few years back LOOOOONG Story/ Thread but very funny...oh and yeah about the MOG...I would do it!!
They deleted that thread. I so wanted to read it!!
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im soooo glad that my jeep is not my DD, its my only vehicle but i have a work van that i take home...

IMO you will always have more fun on the trail knowing if something does break you can still make it to work and make money to fix it. I would go with the unimog, and just work on the jeep little by little as you can

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just looked up some youtube videos of unimogs and there is a few that are really bad ass
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That thing looks like it'd be fun to wheel in with your butt over the front axle. I say build with the pops and make some memories.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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Yea when my dad mentioned it I had no idea what he was talking about so first thing I did was check them out on you tube and the things they can do are amazing. If I could get many hands on one I would still be doing things on the side for my jeep as well.
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Not to hijack, but I can't believe they deleted the "Chadwick " thread
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No biggie, kinda wish it was still up so I knew what that joke was all about
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Unimogs are awesome, and any chance to spend time wrenching with your dad is worth taking.
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GET IT! My cousin had an old Unimog Fire Truck and that thing was unstoppable! Slower than cold molasses, but could go through anything.

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