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Just wanted to say hello.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:28 pm
by the big merc
just wanted to say hello to you all. My name is Martin and my wifes name is Krista. We own, designed and have built "The Big Merc". It has long been a dream of building a truck like this and we have just about finished. Having met and camped with some of the group at the overland show at Stratford this last weekend we felt welcome and look forward to meeting more of you!

Re: Just wanted to say hello.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:45 pm
by Brian-reynolds
Hi Martin and Krista, it was all of our pleasure to meet you all at the show!

Your truck was certainly impressive, especially the cab colour which I could not get over!

The story went something like... Martin wanted a colour to blend in.. Krista chose a nail-varnish colour her daughter used.... end result.... still can't remember it, but "blend in" it will not! It was something like ***** teal, very bright sort of blue colour, I loved it!

For those that were not there, it is a Mercedes 1226 AF, converted fire-engine.

I am glad you have found your way over here with us! It really was a great weekend despite the weather trying to destroy it all!

Please do post some pictures as I know others will appreciate the truck.

Thank you for posting and a warm big welcome again.

B.

Re: Just wanted to say hello.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm
by bromleyxphil
Welcome Martin, the truck is indeed impressive and it was good to meet you again and spend time with you at the show. Sorry I wasn’t about as much as usual but I needed to get to some of the presentations to help with my preparations. Enjoy the big merc!!

Re: Just wanted to say hello.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:18 pm
by NeilandPat
Thank god, after all this time we have another Mercedes owner.

At long last a big welcome.

All you get on here is My DAF this and My DAF that. Or my MAN this etc.

We will have lots to talk about except breaking down obviously.

All we need now is Dave to share all his unimog photos and we could take over.

Welcome to the group.

Only joking guys I love DAF's and MAN's

Neil