New Pinzgauer 712M owner

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New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by martinlbb » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:07 am

Hi guys,

Several months ago, I bought a Pinzgauer 712M (fitted in camping car).

Previous owners weren't good with engine maintenance. I had to fully service it.

I do it on my spare time, and it's fun :D

I post on a blog steps of this rebuilding, to share informations. Be warned, this is a french speaking blog ;) http://www.exurbis.com

One of my jobs is fireworks, and one of my dream is to use my Pinz to help us when we are stuck in the mud while preparing firework installation.
Would be fun to use a Pinz in heritage garden (Versailles, Champs de Mars...) ;)

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by undysworld » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:08 am

Welcome to the forum. When you have time, add your location info, so people won't ask...

Really neat photos of the abandoned chateau. Is your truck actually an M? It appears to have a hardtop, or is that some sort of camper add-on?

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by martinlbb » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:28 am

Location added :)

This is a 712M, with a fiberglass hardtop on it. I think a previous owner scout for a hard top and put it.

Then, he added a hard expandable tent on the top.

Side door is also a bit strange. It's a shorten version of regular one.

By now, this 712M look like more a 712K :)

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by edzz » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:33 am

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by undysworld » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:37 am

Well either way, it's a fine looking truck.

Mmmmm. Pinzgauers and Pyrotechnics sounds like fun. :twisted:

Thanks Edzz.

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by martinlbb » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:46 am

Brilliant idea fuzz! :)

Thanks undisworld

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by Stekay » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:13 pm

That's a CRAZY amount of fuel to be carrying around... unless you're headed where there is none! Also nice seats. Who makes them?
'76 710K

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by martinlbb » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:13 am

Sure, this is a big quantity. Unfortunately, Pinzgauer are hungry vehicles, and with an average 18L/Km (13 MPG), you have 1100 Km (685 M), this is sometimes really tricky to drive until next gaz station. In Egyptia or in southern Morroco, you can run for a very long time on your own tank.

For seat, they were in the Pinz when I bought them. I looked at them, but there is no brand. With some research on Internet, I foud them:

http://www.piecesauto-tuning.com/boutiq ... nt=leguide

Translated in english:
https://translate.google.fr/translate?s ... t=&act=url

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by Jimm391730 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:00 pm

That's a CRAZY amount of fuel to be carrying around...
Andre made me a 43 gallon tank and still has a spot for the jerrycan, for a total of 48 gallons (182 liters). I completed a 3500 mile (5600 km) trip along the US west coast in August and it was much more pleasant to not have to gas up every few hours! Basically filled up roughly once a day. Those of you who have made long road trips would appreciate not "having" to make a fuel stop as often; plus you have more flexibility to find a lower cost station.
Jim M.
712W and 710M

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by Stekay » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:54 pm

Basically filled up roughly once a day.
Us old guys need to empty our tanks, when the Pinz tank is running empty. :wink:
'76 710K

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by Jimm391730 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:44 pm

Us old guys...
I resemble that remark! I didn't say I didn't stop, just didn't stop for gas. :lol:
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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by pinzwheeling » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:10 pm

Stekay wrote:
Basically filled up roughly once a day.
Us old guys need to empty our tanks, when the Pinz tank is running empty. :wink:
Was thinking the same thing. It's a relief to pull over and fuel up... maybe get some hearing back
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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by krick3tt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:13 pm

When I used to take long trips (1500 miles or so) I would try to stop at least every two to three hours. Sometimes it coincided with a gas stop, and in WA there were roadside rest places with coffee and cookies. Great place to not only get hearing back but also to just get out and walk around for a bit. When I had the stock seats it was a must. For the long trips I carried extra fuel cans (mostly on a trailer) beside the one on the pinz for a bit of extra insurance.
Looks like you got a great deal on that 712.
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better take a closer look at the American Indian.---Henry Ford

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by martinlbb » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:47 pm

krick3tt wrote:Looks like you got a great deal on that 712.
Thanks!
well, some engine work, but that worth it!

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Re: New Pinzgauer 712M owner

Post by martinlbb » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:33 pm

I just wrote a new article on my blog, about generator full rebuild.

It includes diode tests, carbon and ball bearing replacement.

Hope you enjoy!

http://www.exurbis.com/2014/12/renovation-alternateur/

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