Cold War Links

Rocky Mountain Moggers

Click the Highlighted Link to get to Rocky Mountain Moggers: 
Ron DePugh's Unimog club is centered in the Denver area. The Moggers embark on frequent outings and trail rides.

Rocky Mountain Pinzgauers

Click the Highlighted Link to get to Rocky Mountain Pinzgauer Club: 
The official site of the First and Largest Pinzgauer Club in North America.

Factory UNIMOG Club

Click the Highlighted Link to get to Unimog Club, Gaggenau: 
This is the site for the Unimog Club, Gaggenau, in Gaggenau, Germany, where the Unimog was built for 50 years! This site is in German, but if you join the club, you will begin to get the Unimog Heft'l, which is the Club Magazine. This is an EXCELLENT Publication with many specifications and photos... so much so that it does not matter that it is in German! The Membership Application is in ENGLISH! Plan a trip to Gaggenau for a Club Function and visit the Factory! Have some nice German Beer! Talk Unimogs with the undisputed Experts... the guys that have been designing & building them! See MANY Unimogs IN ACTION! Well worth the trip! This has been a VERY FRIENDLY Club!

Nasty Storm at the Old Location

Click the Highlighted Link to get to see what it looked like When The Roof Caved-In At Cold War! 
This is a Photo of what it looked like inside our facility when the roof came down after a Blizzard in late March of 2003. They said that it was a Once in One Hundred Year Storm... If you ask me, that's still too often!!! What a MESS! Yes, we have a Roof Again... but that didn't happen until November! Over 500 buildings in Douglas County were damaged or destroyed by the storm and we had to wait for our number to come up on a very long list. Oh well... at least the Walls Stayed Up & No One Was Hurt!



Passed away on July 4, 2019... She was handed a death sentence two weeks prior.

The Mooch and I went to CSU Veterinary Medicine and spent the day undergoing a comprehensive battery of tests... In addition to 3 Brain Tumors, she has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer... and The Mooch's prognosis is terminal. The Mooch has days or weeks left... Not Months. As such, The Mooch's time left will be filled with as much comfort as possible.

Even though The Mooch is now Blind, she is "present" and "moochie".

Many of you have met The Mooch and are aware of her unique personality and her gentle nature. Stop by for a visit... she would love it. We Both Thank You for Your Kind Thoughts, Well Wishes and Support.

The Story of The Mooch...

It was early in 2009, when my shop was located just north of Louviers, Colorado, when The Mooch made her presence known.

At the time, my shop cat, "Spot" (another story for another time) was fading from kidney failure. Spot had been with me for 6 years and was obviously a fully matured, perhaps even elderly, cat when she arrived as a stray. She received the best of care and was in kitty heaven with mice to hunt, a clean & warm place to sleep (in my office) and acres to roam around in & lounge in the sunshine, during the day... she was inside my place at night.

But I digress... As I said, Spot was fading.

The facility I was in had several other small businesses operating out of it. The Mooch was making her rounds and hitting up everyone for food & affection. She was obviously very young, but she was fearless.

I convinced the others in the facility to stop feeding her and I lured her into my facility with Good Food, Clean Water, A Nice Bed & Security in the Dark of Night.

The Mooch is not stupid... 2 Nights and she was hooked!

About 3 weeks later, I had to put Spot down. The Mooch was aware that something was bothering me and she camped out on my desk and on my lap for the next solid week.

That is The Mooch's "origin story".

Now... About The Mooch, herself: She Loves People. Young, old, male, female... It makes no difference to The Mooch. Anyone can pick her up, flip her over and rub that belly. She is NOT a "lick-lick-Bite" cat... She IS a lick-lick-lick-lick..........." cat. She follows people around like a puppy... ALWAYS seeking attention. If you are working, she will come to check on you & assist. Even people who do not like cats LOVE The Mooch. My vets at All Cat Clinic love treating her as she tolerates handling, rectal thermometers, injections and whatever they do to her without objection. She has never bitten or scratched anyone out of malice. If I could Clone her and maintain her personality, I would be a multi-billionaire.

The Mooch is lightning death on vermin. She does not like other animals in her space (I think she still misses her friend Spot). You cannot put her in a pet carrier as she will yowl like you are torturing her and rip her claws out trying to escape. She will get into and on top of a non running vehicle. Start the engine and she is out of there!

She lives up to her name and demands a "cut" of whatever you are eating. I try to limit this and substitute acceptable kitty treats, whenever possible... However, Roast Beef, Ham & Chicken she will detect instantaneously and will not be dissuaded from securing her share. She really is a Moochie Kitty.

In short, The Mooch is my friend, she is a prized asset, she is a vital employee, she is an ambassador for my shop and she is known to visitors of my shop from around the world... As it was put in one of the discussion forums, "Be careful visiting Patrick's shop... The Cat Is In On It!!"

The Mooch is a singular entity in this universe and I have had the pleasure of her presence every day.

She will be sorely missed.


Click the Highlighted Link to get to SWPA (South West Pinzgauer Association): 
Just like the name says... this is the link to the SWPA!


Hagerty Historic Military Vehicle Insurance NOW with a LOCAL BRANCH in Golden, Colorado... WOO-HOO!!! Call Zach Hazelhurst DIRECTLY at 303-815-3624 for a quote. Let him know that you heard about him from Cold Wat!

Tech Support Links... More Coming All The Time!

Pinzie Exhaust Re-Route

Click the Highlighted Link to get to see the Step-By-Step Pinzgauer Muffler Re-Route: 
This is a step-by-step layout on installing an aftermarket muffler with a re-routed exhaust outlet on the Pinzgauer. It will work on 710 & 712 and is good for BOTH Hard Top K & Soft Top M series vehicles, too.

Tired of FREEZING in Your Pinzgauer During the Winter Months?
Eberspacher (Esbar) and Webasto Too Wimpy?
Running a Second Tank for Diesel Too Messy & Inconvenient?

You really need to check out the Pinzgauer Heater in the Pinzgauer Parts Section under the Parts Type HEAT!! Makes your Pinz a very comfortable Year Round Truck! Main Cabin Heat and Defrost!! Rear Cabin Heating for your Passengers! If you couple this heater with the Custom Insulated Soft Top, Your Pinzgauer becomes a Completely Different Animal!!

This is an explanation of the Pinzgauer Driveline Upgrade that addresses the Vibration Issue which is common to All Gasoline Pinzgauers.

Basically, the Swiss, Saudi, Venezuelan and Austrian Pinzgauers were delivered with Convoy Speeds of 35 to 40 MPH in mind. The mission capability specs have changed over the years. Now, 75 MPH is more the norm for a vehicle of this size... as is the case with Turbo Diesel Pinzgauers. So... in order to meet this mission spec... over the last 40+ years, there have been some technical improvements in the Pinzgauer. The Driveline in Today's Turbo Diesel is, for all intents & purposes, merely an Upgraded Version of Yesterday's Gasser! By doing a Driveline Tear Down & Rebuild AND incorporating all of those driveline upgrades All At Once you get a reduction of vibration and drag in the driveline, resulting in a quieter running, more powerful, more economical Pinzgauer WITH a lengthened driveline/vehicle life! The short version is: If you own a US Legal Gasoline Powered Pinzgauer and you have not performed the Driveline Upgrade, odds are that it is not a matter of "if" you will need to do the upgrade, but more a matter of "when" to do it. It is probably better to do it before you have a catastrophic failure (READ AS: Hideously Expensive With Potentially Broken Gears & Cases) when you can plan the down time and none of the internals have GRENADED, as opposed to having the driveline rupture and leave you stranded! OK, here is the scary part that no one wants to talk about... a 4x4 is going to cost you around $4800 to $7000 for the Rear (Diff., T-case, Prop, Main & Stub Shafts, EXII Pinion Upgrade, Seals & Bearings) and if the Front needs to be gone through (and 99.9% of the time IT DOES) that is about $2500 to $3000 additional. Add another $1200 to $2000 for a 6x6. ALL OF THESE NUMBERS ARE FOR A PINZGAUER THAT HAS THE UPGRADE DONE BEFORE IT HAS HAD ITS DRIVELINE BLOW APART AND GRENADE ALL OF THOSE EXPENSIVE GEARS & HOUSINGS!! Remember, the Pinzgauer Driveline IS The Backbone of the Vehicle. It is Critical to good vehicle operations! Also, this is a non-recurring expense. It is a True UPGRADE of a combat proven platform and Well Worth Doing!! COLD WAR REMARKETING can do this for you!



Got a Winch and a Sub Frame that looks ANYTHING like this? Looks Good, Right??

WRONG!!!! Because THAT is Exactly how you should NOT do it!!

See the little "cracks" in the lower photo of the series of photos above here? Well... Them Ain't Just 'Paint-Flakes' Folks!!

Think Not?? Well... look at these with Light Shining Through Those Cracks From INSIDE THE CAB!

Here it is, LIGHTS OFF...

Here it is, LIGHTS ON!!

OUCH!!! In case it has just not dawned upon you, THIS IS BAD!!!!

This is a classic example of improper design and implementation that resulted in the Damage to the Pinzgauer's Cab.

The Angles place TOO MUCH STRESS on the Body and do not transfer enough energy to a reinforcment... like an Upgraded Sub Frame... to prevent flexing of components that were not designed to flex... and, as a result, they will suffer from stress failures... aka: CRACKS... Just Like It Has In These Photos!!

It will Spring your Doors, Bend The Nose, Weaken the Body, Allow for Water, Dirt, Cold Air & RUST Intrusion!!

I wish that I could say that this was the first instance of this type of damage that I had see... but that is just not the case!


Yes... We Can Fix It... but why not just bring your Pinz to Cold War and have it done RIGHT in the first place!?!

UPDATE: We have now fixed 7 of these... PLEASE... PEOPLE... DO NOT PUT A WINCH ON THE FRONT OF A PINZGAUER WITHOUT THE ADDITION OF A REINFORCED FRONT SUBFRAME!! You are just going to damage your vehicle if you actually USE that winch!!!.



COLD WAR REMARKETING now has Upgraded, Rebuildable, Multi-Piece Limit Straps for $165 Each. If... and that is a REALLY BIG IF... you happen to break one of the strap sections, replacements are only $65. We have been testing them for 5 years now and they REALLY WORK!!! Send us an email about the new Upgraded, Rebuildable, Multi-Piece Limit Straps for only $165 Each... you'll be glad that you did! SPECIAL ORDER ONLY... MADE TO-ORDER... PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO PLACE ORDERS.