Some tyre becomes tire-some

An additional diesel tank was fitted in the space where the spare tyre is typically stowed on the Unimog 1300. Where to put the massive R20 spare?

Since our mog cab roof was fitted with a hatch, we ruled out that space. Anything mounted to the front bumper would impede the view. A swing-away tyre carrier on the rear would be the only solution for us. It was to become a daunting project that was the source of many sleepless nights for Laddie.

The construction of the ambulance side wall had to be uncovered so that attachment points could be determined. Then a plan could be devised.

Once a welder was located the initial task to affix 3/8″ steel plates was completed.

Now that interior wall could be closed in and work on the galley could proceed. Yahoo.


Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

One thought on “Some tyre becomes tire-some”

  1. The spare tire rack for a Mog can be one of its most interesting features. I am looking forward to making one for our Mog. This sounds like sarcasm as I type it, but I am completely serious. Check out Magpul’s and Button Built s – very cool.


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