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Johnny Christensen
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#11 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:52 am

Daewoo wrote:Danish 240GD is inferior to the real Macoy because....

Just trying to understand. Like most people here, if I were to buy something like this, I would get a wolf for sure


The GD240 is the older 4 cyl OM616 model. Same generation as GD300 with OM617 engines and less than optimal gearboxes.

The GD250 is with newer type engine, newer gearbox, newer axles, most (but not all) cases involve a bigger capacity plastic fuel tank.
( A few GD240 delivered on special production in 1989-1990 with 96L plastic tank)

You get a later production vehicle in the GD250 from various armed forces, little details make the difference.
For someone who have unlimited choise in the various G models, the newer is easier to live with.
For someone who is limited by import laws. Get what you can - build it to suit your requirements.

Johnny Christensen
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#12 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:56 am

cal_w460 wrote:Couldn't the danish military just have come up with a cool name for the 240GDs?


Standard name in the Danish army is GD, no matter the configuration or engine. A ex-soldier would also know the GE280 and GE230 as a GD.

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cal_w460
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#13 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:59 am

I'm not sure that we should call the 5-speed ironbox a newer gearbox. But yes, in the Wolf you get a crawling gear and different spacing between the rest of the four gears. Compared to the 711.202 4-speed gearbox fitted to a danish 240GD.

Shovel fittings in engine compartment, rear jerry can holder, 24V fremd start socket in engine compartment.

We went through these differences the last time this very same vehicle was posted on here. :D

Hint:
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w460.333 1982 Colorado Beige 300 GD OM617.931

Daewoo
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#14 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:02 am

Thanks guys. Sorry for the redundancy but it’s great info at your fingertips given by expert enthusiasts.

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mogwild
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#15 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 pm

Johnny Christensen wrote:I think you can rule out the need for resident animals for naming army vehicles. I'm generally not too worried about encountering a Leopard in Germany :-)


We ran into a Leopard up here in the GWN! At a car show at the military base of all places :lol:

Never park your minivan on a military base in the wrong stall...
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mogwild
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#16 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:16 pm

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bram_r
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#17 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:37 pm

Or your military G for that matter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7allDCtDPI
'experience is what you have, just after you needed it..'

BELinNC
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#18 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Well, that G put up a good fight, but its kaput!
Guess surviving military surplus Gs are all a bit more valuable after this!

dcurbet
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#19 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:42 pm

Those rims didn’t cave until the very end. Impressive.... and kind of sad...

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Atl-Wagen
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Re: Mercedes-Benz G-Class Wolf

Post#20 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:30 am

Daewoo wrote:Danish 240GD is inferior to the real Macoy because....

Just trying to understand. Like most people here, if I were to buy something like this, I would get a wolf for sure


The Danish variant has a taller roll hoop and a taller soft top cage. (good for tall people, bad for garage)
The Danish variant does not have the external lift points that are on the side of the vehicle.
The Danish variant has a bunch of mounting brackets for nylon straps, on the hood, and in the cab.
The Wolf has forward-facing rear captains seats.
The Wolf has the cool wood floor in the back.
The Wolf has the fat (phat) roll bar at the rear.
Back on the Wagen, in an 88 Danish Army SWB soft top with the folding windshield.

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