MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

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James
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MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

Beitrag von James » Mi 12. Aug 2020, 00:57

Hi from Australia.

We have just purchased a Man Kat 1 4x4 here in Australia and have discovered a lot of rust.
The cab is being removed at the moment and we were wondering if it is possible to purchase a new cab rather than repair the one we have? The cost to do all the rust repairs may outweigh what a replacement would cost if available?

Alternatively are there any after market manufacturers who supply weld in replacement of body panels?

Any advice help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

James

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Re: MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

Beitrag von A N D R E A S » Mi 12. Aug 2020, 01:08

I send a warm welcome to Australia.

Sometimes You can find a cabin here in Germany via ebay or specialist truck dealer for 1,000 to 2,000 AUS$ but then You have to ship it to Australia for ???AUS$.

There is no aftremarket because these truck are just build for the German army. The later Kat I A1.1 (MAN HX/SX) are sold to other countries but not compatible with the older Kat I.
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James
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Re: MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

Beitrag von James » Mi 12. Aug 2020, 02:26

Thanks Andreas. Do you have any links to specialist truck businesses in Germany that I can contact?

It would be good to contact one that has had similar products before and maybe they could track one for me?

Thanks,

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Re: MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

Beitrag von egn » Mi 12. Aug 2020, 07:07

Welcome James!

Please contact https://www.aignertrucks.com/en/ at info@aignertrucks.com

Best
Emil

PS: Please upload a few images of your truck. :clap:
Gruß Emil

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Re: MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

Beitrag von Hemges » Mi 12. Aug 2020, 07:34

Hello James and good morning from Thuringia

I can hardly imagine the grate on the driver's cabin :lol: :lol:
Joking aside.
They can rust a lot, the KATs are also a few years old and have certainly experienced some salty Winters in Germany.
I can recommend Commerce Trucks, they are very flexible and have a lot of material.

https://www.commerce-trucks.com/en

Mail to : info@commerce-trucks.nl

Just write to John Wichhart, they are also very familiar with exporting military equipment.

I wish you success ;)

Grüße Markus

Meine Pünktlichkeit drückt aus, daß mir deine Zeit so wertvoll ist wie meine eigene...

James
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Re: MAN KAT1 New Cab? Rust......

Beitrag von James » Do 13. Aug 2020, 03:38

Thank you everyone for your recommendations. I have sent emails to both truck suppliers. Hopefully something is lying around somehwere.

Cheers,

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