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"Oupa Hennie" - 300GD LWB 1983

W201

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Het op Sondag 02-11-2014 my G in ontvangs geneem, ek is die 3de eienaar.


Rit van Montagu na Sedgefield geniet, en sit nou nog met n groot glimlag, :lol:

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Bought some bits from this seller for one like in the left of first pic recently. Are you the one on the left or right?

Congratulations!
 

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Het op Sondag 02-11-2014 my G in ontvangs geneem, ek is die 3de eienaar.


Veels geluk, daarmee.....!!! As ek mag vra, hoeveel het oom betaal ?
Groete !! :razz:
Baie dankie,

Was R90 000.00, hy is heeltemal oorspronklik en in n baie goeie toestand vir ouderdom. Was n paneel wa wat veranderder is , dis hoekom hy nie die lang ruite in het nie, lyk vir my ook mooier.

In 1983 was ek n laaitie van 13, en al reeds gese ek sal eendag een ry, :-D. Toe maar net fotos in boeke gesien.
 
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Very nice. How does it compare with the Lada offroad?

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Still need to go and drive the same route as previously driven with my Lada and will then be able to comment. I believe the G will be the better one though,


Lada is 1200kg's and G is 2200kg's so weight will be noticeable
Lada - no diff locks, only center lock and G have diff locks and center lock
Lada - short wheelbase and short overhang

Lada will not last as long as the G, :-D:grin:
 
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Loved my Ladas but they where not built to last. Alot of fun when they work though.

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Loved my Ladas but they where not built to last. Alot of fun when they work though.

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The one you built for your sister works well. It goes like hell! It flew past me up Saartjies the other day with just a tickle of diesel smoke spiralling out the goom pipe.
 

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Still need to go and drive the same route as previously driven with my Lada and will then be able to comment. I believe the G will be the better one though,


Lada is 1200kg's and G is 2200kg's so weight will be noticeable
Lada - no diff locks, only center lock and G have diff locks and center lock
Lada - short wheelbase and short overhang

Lada will not last as long as the G, :-D:grin:
Johan, I believe you will find it a huge difference..my work involves maintaining & installing wireless internet towers so I am often up various mountains & hills.. some rocky, some sandy, some both..:eek:

Recently when I had the automatic gearbox redone by Triangle Transmissions, I had to hire a few 4x4's that were available at my local car rental company. I rented 2014 vehicles & they were pathetic in comparison. I am very happy my G is back & doing for me & my company what she was designed to do, easily & effortlessly...
 

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I know the G is superior to other 4x4's :-D, have a lot of experience with Casspirs and Nyalas in the old SAP. They were based on the Unimog drive train, and the G is just a smaller version :razz::-D
 

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I know the G is superior to other 4x4's :-D, have a lot of experience with Casspirs and Nyalas in the old SAP. They were based on the Unimog drive train, and the G is just a smaller version :razz::-D
A small technical correction - only the Buffels (and more recently the 4x4 Mambas) were based on Unimog drivetrain. The Casspir and Nyala did use MB drivetrains, but not Unimog derived...
 
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A small technical correction - only the Buffels (and more recently the 4x4 Mambas) were based on Unimog drivetrain. The Casspir and Nyala did use MB drivetrains, but not Unimog derived...
Sorry, I was told way back in the good old SAP that it was, :), I do however have had the pleasure of using the 4x4 capabilities of the Casspir as well as the Nyala and was able to get out of some serious situations.
 

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Update...

G now belongs to me officially, registration done and old registration nr transfered from my Lada to the G :lol::lol::lol:



Took "Oupa Hennie" for RWT and needs to have L/R drum adjusted, Wheel alignment done, L & R front stabilizer arms bushes replaced, 4x new tires to be fitted and then back to the RW center.

Got 4x Goodyear ATSA 236/85/16 for R9800 ... eish, (Original Gneral 7.50R16C 112/110N tires as scarce as hens teeth, and TWT managed to get 4, more expensive than the Goodyears.)

Radiator cap at agent, R276.00, to be replaced.
R & L rear light lenses at agent, R579.61 (each)

Will change the oil filter and oil, switching to Caltex Delo400 + Liqui Moly Oil saver + Liqui Moly Ceratec

Diesel filter to be changed, and will start using Sasol 2sO mixed with each fillup.

Ordered some Poly-TFE for the diffs, tranfer case and gearbox. Have used it with great success on my other Mercs.
 
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Baie geluk, geniet hom, my eerste G nl Buttercup, so vernoem deur Arnold Ross was ook n PV.
Hulle is YSTERS:cool: