Classic 1963 UNIMOG @ Globetrotter Rodeo

We met our son at the Globe Trotter Rodeo in Austria to spend some adventure days together. As we arrived he was already offroading with his 1963 UNIMOG 411 at the Erzberg.

Yellow sticker for the car to enter the off road area

UNIMOG 1963 @ Erzberg Styria, Austria
Already after one hour of driving the UNIMOG in difficult terrain a major problem stopped the fun.
Leaking oil filter system at the 30 hp Mercedes engine – no way to go further!

But, if you are well equipped there is a chance of fixing the problem …

Let´s start ….
If you know where to put your hands …

…. You easily identify the problem!

Heavy machinery is needed ..

Fitting the improvised fix in again!

Looks good again

OK, now lets start the engine to see if its working …

Negative, the oil filter is still leaking!

After about 6 hours of repairs on site the result was frustrating negative. The oil filter system was still leaking and the engine therefore could not be back in service.

We decided to load the UNIMOG on the trailer to repair the engine at Monty´s workshop.

How to load the UNIMOG to the trailer?

The problem was how to tow the UNIMOG safely on the trailer, luckily we were able to use the winch of our camper. 

Connecting the rope of the winch to the UNIMOG

Lets start winching!

Little by little the UNIMOG was winched on its position …

We used all our recovery utilities (and know how) to get the job done!

Nearly perfect …

It´s done!
And after a 3 hours drive safely home again.

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