1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five

1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five

Mike Day has built a lot of great projects such as his recently finished RWD Golf with a BMW V8. One of his other projects is this 1963 Mercedes Unimog 404 completed several years ago. The Unimog came from the factory with a 2.2 L M180 inline-six and six-speed manual transmission. Mike swapped the inline-six for a turbo diesel OM617 inline-five from a mid-80’s Mercedes 300D. He also converted to power steering using a Chevy Astro Van steering box, power brakes using E28 M5 brakes, and installed a custom bed with three tailgates. Listen as Mike explains how he built this unique creation.

1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five

1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five

1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five

1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five

Source: ECS Tuning via Motor1

1 thought on “1963 Mercedes Unimog with a Turbo Diesel OM617 Inline-Five”

  1. I like the truck. You have done a geat job.
    I have a unimog 421 to which I want to install a om617 engine.
    Is this possible. If yes then can you guide me. I thought that there would be less space left for radiator.etc.
    My contact number is 00923004240102.
    Zahid
    Thanks.

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