My "G"

Hein280ge

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Managed to land my hands on this 1992 - 280GE. According to the Vin it used to be a 300GD. No clue why the engine has been replaced but she is running like a dream. Had to refurbish the Alternator and starter. Couple of miner wiring issues but predominantly in good condition. Happy that it is running and will clean/fix the rest of the minor issues as time goes on.

Happy to part of this great forum and looking forward to learning loads.

Ps. Does anyone have any history on this G? I got it near Rustenburg and belonged to an unknown Doctor.


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LHD G

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Hi Hein Welcome here , not 92 , the 460 ran until 89 , what is the vin someone will be able to get you the datacard for that one and possibly true year model
 

Hein280ge

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Hi Hein Welcome here , not 92 , the 460 ran until 89 , what is the vin someone will be able to get you the datacard for that one and possibly true year model

Woops. I might have been half asleep whilst typing that. I meant 82.

Did my own VIN check and Doug Nel was kind enough to help me too.

VIN: WDB46033227022337


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Puch

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Hi, a short (re)introduction.

I recently bought my fourth G, and although I am now based in Germany I still go back "home" to SA regularly. My previous South African Gs were 1983 300GD 3-dr LWB, 1998 LHD 230GE 5-dr, 1984 230GE SWB... all 3 sold and missed. My latest is a Puch 1995 230GE "Funkwagen that the Swiss Army has just retired after 44000km... in 26 years!! I'm still making up my mind whether I want to convert it back to a standard cabrio (probably with Schmude hardtop), or whether I can live with driving a Pope-mobil/hotdogtruck...as soon as I decide I will respray it since the paintwork is faded and mottled like they all are. The rest is in better condition than I have ever seen on an old G.

Greetings
Victor

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GentAdv

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Hi, a short (re)introduction.

I recently bought my fourth G, and although I am now based in Germany I still go back "home" to SA regularly. My previous South African Gs were 1983 300GD 3-dr LWB, 1998 LHD 230GE 5-dr, 1984 230GE SWB... all 3 sold and missed. My latest is a Puch 1995 230GE "Funkwagen that the Swiss Army has just retired after 44000km... in 26 years!! I'm still making up my mind whether I want to convert it back to a standard cabrio (probably with Schmude hardtop), or whether I can live with driving a Pope-mobil/hotdogtruck...as soon as I decide I will respray it since the paintwork is faded and mottled like they all are. The rest is in better condition than I have ever seen on an old G.

Greetings
Victor

That's great Victor, congrats. How about a few more pictures, please?
 

Puch

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That's great Victor, congrats. How about a few more pictures, please?
Thanks

(rear interior is after I removed the command post steel table and radio racks over the weekend...in the photo above, some of it is still seen through the front window )
 

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A few peculiar details that might be interesting to some: it is 24V with extra 24V auxiliary points, a main switch and a petrol-fired stationary heater... which already proved to be quite handy. The Swiss specified an Auto box, with a single rear Diff Lock. Call me an Anorak, but I get a kick out of the signage and extra equipment that came with... like the scoop for watter crossings, a funky tool kit, snow chains, jerry can spout mounted on the loadbay partition (shown partially in the interior photo above). even a grease gun and tyre pressure guage. The only things missing as far as I can tell are the cammo net and spade.... don't think I will need either, especially once I demiliatarised it a little.
 

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