G Club Garden Route

Ram Rod

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50
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George
Hi guys.

Thanks for a great platform. I am a new G Wagon ( 1982 300 GD) owner and would like to know if there is a G Wagon club or something in the Garden Route.

Mant thanks
 

Alan

G-Wagen Club SA
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Oct 12, 2008
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Hi Ram Rod and welcome,
Please tell us a bit more about yourself and post some pictures of your G.

There is no Club in George as such but we have a Club catering for Southern Africa. The most active hubs are Pretoria/Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Club also has a WA group for chit chat and another group for Urgent assistance if you are in a dwang.
See under resources for membership application.
 

Ram Rod

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George
Hi Alan

Sorry it took so long for the reply. Well, what can I say. I recon I am one lucky son of a gun. I bought my " Bosvark" in March for a whopping R10. Yes R10. It was just standing on the farm of a friend of mine, and no one was driving it. I fell in love with him and after my wife saw it too. It was a marriage made in heaven. Since then I have brought her back to George from the West Coast and starting to give him lots of TLC. And oh boy. He needs a lot.

Things I have had done so far. Replaced the Front Crank Seal, Rear Main Crank Seal. The Tappet Cover Gasket and repaired the Fuel Tank. Then he also have a new Clutch Kit in. The Speedo Cluster have been fixed and hopefully by the end of the week He will have New Coil Springs and Shocks. Front and back.

There is still a lot to do, butt I can not wait to take Him out for our first Official Weekend Camping Trip.

Pictures will follow.
 

Jerry Menin

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Jan 5, 2020
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Location
Klerksdorp
Hi Ram Rod,

Congrats on your "Bosvark" acquisition.

I note in your latest post you are going to replace coil springs and shocks.
Do you have a supplier for the coil springs?
I managed to source new shocks from my local spares shop, but coil springs still an issue.

Kind regards
Jerry
 

Ram Rod

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George
HI Jerry

Where do I start. I was also able to source the shocks locally but with the coil springs it was a bit harder. Just to put it into perspective I need to tell you my story.

When I got Bosvark, I took Him to have the wheels aligned. ( Vredenburg) While I was there I also had the chocks tested. I was informed that the coils was the problem and could be fixed by sending it to Cape Town. To have it stretched and re-hardened. It was sitting flat on the rubbers. Sorry. I am not a mechanic for the right terms. I did not have the extra time to wait so I came back to George. Went to the same dealership but was unable for them to do the same job. But they did refer me to Michael at Springtech. A local business here in George.

He advised me not to have the coils stretched and re-hardened. Unless I was able to give the correct metal it was made of. Something to do that it could fail on me if the hardening process was wrong according to the steel the coil was made of. Since this was a first for him to work on a G Wagon we decided to have new ones made. He does not make it himself but a Compony in JHB.

They messed up the first set, and I am currently waiting for the new set. At no extra cost to me.

Hope this helped you. You can contact Michael on:

082 283 6699
044 874 0288
springtech@qgroup.co.za

Hopefully he can assist you with maybe someone closer to you. Otherwise you will have to come and visit us.

Jacques
 

Rudolf

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Dec 15, 2008
Messages
20
Location
Pretoria
Hi,
For relatively good prices on sachs coil springs try: www.alvadi.ee.
They are in Estonia just switch the language to English.
Just make sure you know which stiffness spring you need before ordering.

I have ordered from them before, they deliver to SA and are quite good...if you're lucky you will have the parts within a week....two weeks at most.
You can add an extra 15%vat and after that about 20% duties on top of their price after shipping cost.....still alot cheaper than MB.
Search the forum about spring rates to understand the different spring types that MB designed for the geländewagen....I believe sachs is OEM.
 
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