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    Mercedes G Wagon

    Would like to hear any feed back from anyone who has or had one.Just purchased a 1988 s/w 300d.Chassis is near mint but body is falling foul to spots of rust.

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    I remember driving one of these in the early 90's (Work related of course a bit on the sluggish side!!

    but it was'nt me filling the tank.)

    That said it wont be a patch on the new G350 with a price tag of around 82,000.

    http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evoc...eo_review.html

    I can always DREAM!!!!

    Rgds, Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    I am still mourning the sale of my 90.The birth of fourth ankle biter payed fairwell to it.This was a chance buy at reasonable money to use for lamping,stalking etc.

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    I have used these for 10 years + , all parts are available cheeply , if you know where from . Top motor , with right tyres. (265/75x16)

    rear quart pannels, back doors are problem, take viscous fan off, & run hot. improves performance & once warm, 28+ mpg. Gear box linkages need lots of grease, to change smooth. Be wary of brakes they stop on a penny piece , when right.
    Last edited by MrYou; 07-09-2011 at 21:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark-joppa View Post
    I am still mourning the sale of my 90.The birth of fourth ankle biter payed fairwell to it.This was a chance buy at reasonable money to use for lamping,stalking etc.
    That's life Mark, but all the best anyway.

    Rgd, Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    A point in that direction would be usefull.The rear n/s back quater,light panel and door hinge have fallen foul to rust.Tried to get poverty panels from factors but all say it is a merc only part from Germany.Priced up some bits and had to pick myself up of the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark-joppa View Post
    A point in that direction would be usefull.The rear n/s back quater,light panel and door hinge have fallen foul to rust.Tried to get poverty panels from factors but all say it is a merc only part from Germany.Priced up some bits and had to pick myself up of the floor.
    http://www.gwoa.co.uk/

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    Will have a look,

    Kind regards.

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    I wonder if they have sorted the exhaust problems out on them.. years back worked for Kwik-Fit and had customer phone up about exhaust for one.... again Merc only and over 1000 back then.................... mid-late 1980's. Trouble is these were , then anyway, batch made FOR Mercedes by about 5 firms and none were quite the same so they needed chassis No to match up an exhaust. I put chap onto a firm in Cambridge who made custom S/S systems and that was under half what Merc wanted.


    Perhaps someone can enlighten me if this is still the case with the G-Wagon.

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    1977 I was one of the body draughtsmen designing the 11 different variants that were planned. This was in Graz Austria. Steyr Daimler Puch was the contract producer of them for Mercedes and still is. Steyr insisted on making their own version google it.
    The idea then was simple panel work mainly using flat shapes with no major presswork tools needed to keep the production costs down.
    A big mistake I feel is they did not use double sided galvanised panels from the start to fight the rust bug so here in Germany they are seen falling apart but still getting high second hand prices because of the star on the bonnet, daft Germans.
    Supposed to be very good offroad though.
    The German army version was called the "wolf".
    Martin

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