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My "G"

SilverIII

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Dawie,
when last I tried, with the LED headlight globes, I received a barrage of criticism( just read the posts).
So, I decided that in future I would only share with those showing a POSITIVE interest.
 

Theo Vermaak

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Charles i like your "lined " luggage bin - did you make it for crates / fridge / drawer? How do you access the voids below the windows on the sides?

The rubber tiles also imo better than carpet
 

SilverIII

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Hi Theo,
the rear compartment is not ideal, but is totally removable in the case of any new owner wanting originality. It provides luggage storage for when we go away, keeping our suit cases, tog bags and other valuables out of site of evil mense.In the LHS below the window, I have installed a 2nd battery, in a battery box, ( 105Ah) and have a 3Kw ( normal load, 5Kw peak) inverter fitted under the rear seat. This provides 220v for appliances, ladies hair driers etc. This battery is connected via a 500Amp solenoid located under the hood, manually switched from the console. On the other side,(void) below the window, I have a bought an Aluminium metal case which fits exactly, tied down, in which all my travel accesories such as cable ties, tie downs, torch, etc etc are kept. The rubber tiles on the 2 small 'voids were from leftover stock from when I put tiles down in my garages. The solid rubber in the lower and on the upper surfaces is from a role I bought from Transvaal rubber in Jhb. Make a nice job and very east y to clean.
Not everyone's cup of tea, but it works for my wife and I. We travel a lot and although my employers offer air fares, I prefer to drive. Only when I am lecturing off-shore do I fly, so I get plenty of opportunity to enjoy what is to me a really great vehicle.
 

Alan

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Nice Gerhard, where did you get it. Not many around in fact I only know of Antony's which was a 290GD.
Some ohers have a M103 and some with a 3.2 (IIRC) conversion lke Tony's old G. This could even be that one.
 

Gerhard van Rooyen

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Nice Gerhard, where did you get it. Not many around in fact I only know of Antony's which was a 290GD.
Some ohers have a M103 and some with a 3.2 (IIRC) conversion lke Tony's old G. This could even be that one.
Thanks Alan!

I do not know Tony or which G he had? I got it from someone in Belville, who bought it from someone in Gauteng in the early 2000's. Was Tony's registered in Gauteng?
the 3.2 is nice so far! Fuel consumption back from the cape was roughly 5.8km/l ( I have not filled up again so suspect a little more)