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Unimog U1700/38 DOKA aka 'THE MOG'


FOR SALE - $220,000AUD

or nearest offer

1983 model U1700 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Only 52,700km since we originally completed the conversion and restoration!

We have got this absolute beast for sale! You might remember it, this is an older Unidan build that was actually our demo model. Since then it has been upgraded and modified which is just the cherry on top. It's last owners Phil and Judi had their own facebook page which they posted heaps of content on! Make sure to check it out so you can really see how much a good life this rig has had! Click here!

Here at Unidan Engineering we have developed an innovative system that enables us to convert a single cab into a 5, 6 or 7 seat DOKA, while simultaneously increasing the physical strength of the cab. The roof has been raised to allow for greater headroom, overhead consoles and more storage, and integrating the air conditioning system into this space eliminates the need for a roof top unit. This DOKA is now a very comfortable family tourer.  The cab has been modified ready for the addition of an expedition/motorhome body, with a legal crawl-through built into the rear wall (mandatory to register a motorhome in most states). The crawl-through opening is sealed and can remain that way if you want to use the vehicle as a truck. 

This MOG is a can't miss build that is seriously awesome. The spec list should be classed as a novel!



  • CABIN Stripped cab and tray off chassis Sandblasted cab 
  • Joined two cabs to create dual cab Installed heavy duty tube bracing to floor, roof and pillars for increased strength 
  • Removed and raised factory roof 
  • Cut out and replated any rust Widened driver’s side foot well 
  • Overhead console for gauges, switches, etc 
  • Stereo mount Polaris stereo with off road mapping, Bluetooth, etc 
  • Overhead storage compartments Storage under custom rear seat 
  • Heavy duty mounts for roof rack/scrub bars 
  • Powder coated scrub bars and heavy duty roof rack 
  • Integrated crane mount in rack for lifting spare wheel and loading truck 50” LED light bar integrated into rack 
  • Painted metallic gunmetal grey inside and out 
  • Custom Unidan ducted AC unit Cab fully insulated (two layers) 
  • Cab fully lined in marine carpet 
  • Stainless steel gauge plate for overhead console 
  • Internal and external small panels and bolt on items blasted and powder coated 
  • Custom Unidan fibreglass grill 
  • Custom trimmed air ride ISRI front seats 
  • Custom rear seat in matching trim 
  • Internal LED courtesy lights (4) 8 x USB phone/device charging points 24V to 12V reducer 
  • EGT gauge 
  • Boost gauge 
  • Dual fuel tank gauges 
  • Dual battery monitor 
  • LED side lights Rock lights 
  • Custom sports steering wheel 
  • Raised cab to fit larger tyres 
  • Rear wall of cab modified to allow for crawl through for a camper 
  • All new window and door rubbers 
  • Custom alloy floor plate for driver
  • 24v Solar Panels (100amp)


  • CHASSIS Water blasted and degreased chassis, engine, gear box, diffs multiple times
  • King Racing Shocks 
  • Working Group (Low Range Gearing) 
  • Front and Rear Winch 
  • Checked all wiring and air lines for damage 
  • Painted entire chassis in industrial black enamel paint 
  • New valves
  • Unidan custom intercooler added 
  • Engine is now producing approx. 210hp, up from factory 168hp, with no change to fuel consumption 
  • Gearbox partially rebuilt – two new syncros, new gaskets, etc. N17 PTO box attached to gearbox to run extra hydraulics, generator, etc. (not standard on ADF Unimogs) 
  • Claas overdrive fitted 
  • Unidan high flow 3.5” stainless steel exhaust 
  • Custom engine bash plate 
  • Custom high mount bull bar (still to be installed) 32” LED light bar on bull bar (still to be installed) 
  • Front winch
  • Rear winch on heavy-duty winch bar
  • Custom 90mm x 4 round LED headlights mounted into bull bar 
  • New mud flaps front and rear 
  • Dual battery system with full river AGM batteries 
  • Dual OEM fuel tanks Air dryer filter system installed in air system 
  • Unidan rapid tyre inflation system 
  • Rear Hayman Reece style tow bar (3500kg rated) Pintal hook (14,000kg rated) 
  • 395/85R20 tyres on Hutchinson rims
  • Diesel Tank for toys with its owner pump and bowser
  • Unidan Undertray Roto Tank
  • Water Transfer Pump for tanks
  • New Start Batteries


  • Removed and sandblasted tray 
  • Repainted in matching metallic gunmetal grey 
  • New WISA thread timber truck decking 
  • Stainless steel bolts to fasten 
  • Rear mudguards blasted and powder coated 
  • LED flood lights in tray 
  • Custom stairs to enter tray 
  • Anderson plug in tray for fridges, etc.
  • Queen Bed
  • Loads of Storage
  • Extensive Array of spare parts