A few pics of my G-Wagen 'offroad'

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A few pics of my G-Wagen 'offroad'

Post by Blue300GE » Wed 11 Jun, 2008 10:50 am

First, new tyres

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Then a trip to Daylesford for the weekend:

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Post by drew56cus » Wed 11 Jun, 2008 1:41 pm

Are they drum brakes on the back??
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Post by Blue300GE » Wed 11 Jun, 2008 2:12 pm

yep

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Post by Des » Wed 11 Jun, 2008 6:12 pm

Looks very nice,

what year is that?

Looks fairly new,
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Post by RODEONICK » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 2:35 am

OFFROAD your kidding right? those pics show roads with surfaces better than most of the princes highway. I thought these g-wagon's were supposed to be so so good offroad. and drum brakes i would expect more from a merc.

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Post by John Green » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 8:57 am

and drum brakes i would expect more from a merc.
You want to expand on that? What is wrong with rear drum brakes on a commercial/offroad style vehicle.... :?
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Post by Blue300GE » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 9:23 am

Des wrote:Looks very nice,

what year is that?

Looks fairly new,
thanks Des, it's actually a 1992, so it's 16 years old

And Rodeonick, my sarcasm was supposed to shine through with the talking marks around 'offroad', obviously not....

G-Wagens are 'so good' off road

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Post by Hendrik » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 11:43 am

John Green wrote:
and drum brakes i would expect more from a merc.
You want to expand on that? What is wrong with rear drum brakes on a commercial/offroad style vehicle.... :?
The problem is that crap can get in but can't get out quickly, discs are way better at self cleaning.

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Post by 76Benz » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 4:17 pm

This is more like it!!!
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Post by John Green » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 5:26 pm

Here is a shot of my 1988 230GE SWB. It has a 5 speed manual transmssion which is very rare here in Australia. As far as i know there were only two of these imported to this spec. With the M102 2.3lt engine and manual tranny it is great to drive...
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he M102 2.3lt engine and manual tranny it is great to drive...

I also own two other G wagons a 1986 SWB 300GD with a aftermarket turbo and manual transmssion, UK import and very rusty. Are parting this one out. And a 1982 LWB 300GD which was one of te origina press cars used when they were released. The engine is dead in that one, but i hope to put it back on the road one day.....
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Post by Gelandewagen » Thu 12 Jun, 2008 10:50 pm

John, seeing your truck again . . . Otto passes on his regards. I sold him a LandCruiser I had recently. He's a top guy.
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Post by RODEONICK » Fri 13 Jun, 2008 1:41 am

Hendrik wrote:
John Green wrote:
and drum brakes i would expect more from a merc.
You want to expand on that? What is wrong with rear drum brakes on a commercial/offroad style vehicle.... :?
The problem is that crap can get in but can't get out quickly, discs are way better at self cleaning.
Bingo. For an expensive vehicle i would expect more particular a benz as they are usually well ahead of their time. Drums and mud don't mix too well. a few years ago i had a cruiser ute with discs on all 4 corners and a 5th wheeler linkage. man those brakes were good and after a day doing REAL offroad all the boys were removing wheels to get sand and crap out of their drums where as i just hosed the crud straight off the calipers so much better IMO.



thanks for those REAL pics 76 benz thats more like it, nothin quite like a fourby doing what it was meant for. :D

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