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by jonathan joseph
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: New shop tool for less than $20
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: New shop tool for less than $20

I've spent a lot of time working on and repairing old machinery in my life and the kerosene/ATF combo is highly praised in the machine world!
by jonathan joseph
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: Changes from '02/'03 to later model years ??
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Changes from '02/'03 to later model years ??

Thanks for the replies guys! So I guess there a few things that they upgraded on the newer versions but can also be retrofitted to the older and probably have been in a well maintained car like the t case control module. One thing I don't see here that I remember is the seat control switch problem. ...
by jonathan joseph
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: G People, Events, Treffens, Trail-Runs
Topic: RIP Lee Iacocca
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: RIP Lee Iacocca

I'm fortunate to be a friend of a friend of his. All amazing people at that level.
by jonathan joseph
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: Changes from '02/'03 to later model years ??
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Changes from '02/'03 to later model years ??

Hi all! I've been out of the loop for along time. I used to be more up to speed on the idiosyncrasies of the various model G's but have forgotten a bit. I was pretty familiar with all of the known issues with the first year (2002) MBUSA G500 at one time. Also that some of those issues may have carri...
by jonathan joseph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: In the market for a new to me G. Need advice
Replies: 48
Views: 1113

Re: In the market for a new to me G. Need advice

Narrowing down the hunt....stay tuned. Might be on to something special. Very excited. Will update as appropriate.
by jonathan joseph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: Otiswesty 300GD truck project
Replies: 83
Views: 1437

Re: Otiswesty 300GD truck project

Kent, thanks! If I remember correctly I had to use a bunch of welding rods in there because I had to bend them 90 degrees with only like an inch of usable length that would fit between the body and the weld joint. Glad to see it held up so long. I guess I could have slopped some paint in there too t...
by jonathan joseph
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: In the market for a new to me G. Need advice
Replies: 48
Views: 1113

Re: In the market for a new to me G. Need advice

Evolution if your question was directed to me, I'm in Charleston, SC.
by jonathan joseph
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: Otiswesty 300GD truck project
Replies: 83
Views: 1437

Re: Otiswesty 300GD truck project

Hey Eric, can you post a picture of the replaced rear shock mount? Curious what that looks like because I welded that on without actually being able to see the weld while I was doing it. Pretty tight in there with the body on!
by jonathan joseph
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: G Wagen Technical Forum
Topic: Otiswesty 300GD truck project
Replies: 83
Views: 1437

Re: Otiswesty 300GD truck project

Rebuilt those calipers at some point also, not complete but I think two new pistons and all new seals, honed bores. Not fancy plating though....

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