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Chutney Renamed Goyota!

Discussion in 'G-Wagen General' started by gideonpetzsch, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. gideonpetzsch

    gideonpetzsch G-Wagen Club SA

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    Hallo all. I am now the proud owner of Chutney. I have now renamed her Goyota. This 460 arrived as a shortwheel base with a 230 engine back in 1984 and I just purchased her. She now has a 3.0 lit Twincan 24 valve 162 kw 269nm torque power plant and matching 5 speed manual gearbox. She is a lot of fun to drive and I have decided to keep her this way even though I am a true purist in heart and soul. The conversion was realy done to a high specification and no chewing gum and wire was used. The engine bay needs some tidying up and wiring to be nicely bundled and rerouted and the basic car is sound with minimal rust. So here starts my next adventure. Other than the 290G refurbishing, which was kept to original factory spec, I will rebuild this G with a modern flair. I will split shassis and body and start from the bottom up.
    Where do I shop for aftermarket road springs and shock-absorbers that would have less body role than originals. The old springs are sagging and shocks are worn and I would be replacing anyway. I am also looking for fender flares and bumper end caps from later 461 or Professional. Does anyone make aftermarket in fiberglass, although i would preffer originals in softer plastic.The fiber ones I have seen don't seem to fit so nicely. Then also in need of a set of 5 early G 350 Blutec 17" alloy wheels or a set of 16" Professional alloys.
     

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    gideonpetzsch G-Wagen Club SA

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    Chutney Power plant!
     

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  3. Riaan Harman

    Riaan Harman Moderator G-Wagen Club SA

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    Congrats !!
     
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    Congrats on the new G!
    Fender flares are available from street stuff in Pta. http://www.streetstufffibre.co.za/ContactUs.htm
    A good start to springs and shocks are a set of KYB, shocks are locally available, coils need to be imported - still cheaper.
    rims you are wanting will set you back about the price of your G, suggest you make some PCD adapters to 5x112 - rims will then be a lot cheaper and easier to find.
     
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    gideonpetzsch G-Wagen Club SA

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    Thanks Stu for the lead on Street stuff. Funny i actually found them by googling around for quite some time. Is the product a good replication of the original item?
     
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    the fenders on my car are from them - needed a little grinding here and there, but i'm happy.
     
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    gideonpetzsch G-Wagen Club SA

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    Hey Stu. Where did you source the rear view mirrors?
     
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    Mirrors are Mopar from Mercedes / jeep.
     

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