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98JPTJ
01-19-2009, 03:36 AM
Hello G-Wagen guys and gals! My brother in law and sister recently bought a G-Wagen and it mostly serves soccer mom type shopping and kid hauling duties; however, I am trying the spread the expedition/overland travel bug to my bro in law!

To help with this I was wondering if those of you on here with well equipped G Wagens or photos of well equipped G-Wagens could post pictures of your rigs so I could show my brother in law and sister how they could outfit their family rig for some fun overland family trips!

Lets the pics fly!! and thanks!

Rallyroo
01-19-2009, 06:56 AM
Well, what timing. Scott Brady recently announce his new project vehicle, Expeditions West: G-Wagon
http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22731

Follow his thread and see what's in store for his G-Wagon.

Fernweh
03-09-2009, 04:15 AM
Hello G-Wagen guys and gals! My brother in law and sister recently bought a G-Wagen and it mostly serves soccer mom type shopping and kid hauling duties; however, I am trying the spread the expedition/overland travel bug to my bro in law!

To help with this I was wondering if those of you on here with well equipped G Wagens or photos of well equipped G-Wagens could post pictures of your rigs so I could show my brother in law and sister how they could outfit their family rig for some fun overland family trips!

Lets the pics fly!! and thanks!

Hello there,

This is my new Adventure Wagen, a '04 G-500, an awesome ride and sleeps two.

Karl

24HOURSOFNEVADA
03-09-2009, 04:18 AM
Very cool Karl. Thanks for your e-mail the other day about the sliders and placing me into contact with Mike. I go test drive the G on saturday.

Jereme

pint
03-09-2009, 03:02 PM
Karl, that's a sweet looking G. Anymore pics?

Fernweh
03-10-2009, 05:24 AM
Very cool Karl. Thanks for your e-mail the other day about the sliders and placing me into contact with Mike. I go test drive the G on saturday.

Jereme

Thanks Jereme,

I hope you find your G-wagen soon and join Mike & I for some outdoor adventures.

Here are some more pictures from last years outing into the San Juan's, Colorado and Moab, Utah

http://up.picr.de/1953468.jpg

http://up.picr.de/1953469.jpg

http://up.picr.de/1953470.jpg

http://up.picr.de/1953471.jpg

http://up.picr.de/1953472.jpg

http://up.picr.de/1953473.jpg

ChuckB
03-10-2009, 07:06 PM
Hopefully it's just me, but I can't see the picts... I would like to see them though :drool:

FourByLand
03-10-2009, 07:22 PM
I can't see them either.Looking forward to the pics, Karl.

Fernweh
03-11-2009, 01:06 AM
Sorry,

but I must have clicked the wrong thing on my way out........

But now they are even correctly labeled.

Enjoy

Karl

http://up.picr.de/1957470.jpg
Engineer Pass Road

http://up.picr.de/1957471.jpg
Engineer Pass

http://up.picr.de/1957472.jpg
Quray Campground

http://up.picr.de/1957473.jpg
Imogene Pass

http://up.picr.de/1957474.jpg
Just the normal Line-Up

http://up.picr.de/1957475.jpg
Into the Waterfall....

http://up.picr.de/1957476.jpg
....and climbing out

http://up.picr.de/1957477.jpg
Beaver Basin, La Sal Mountains

http://up.picr.de/1957478.jpg
just following the water....

pint
03-11-2009, 01:31 AM
Killer pictures and beautiful trucks. I want one!

ChuckB
03-11-2009, 02:11 AM
Karl,

Nice to see some G-wagens for a change. Sweet Picts!

offroadchef
03-11-2009, 05:03 AM
Karl, do you know who made the fuel can carriers? I like that idea.

Markus

24HOURSOFNEVADA
03-11-2009, 05:52 AM
Karl, do you know who made the fuel can carriers? I like that idea.

Markus

I hope he does, since it's him. Click on the link, then products, scroll down to Baja Racks.


http://g-wagenaccessories.com/

wesel123
03-11-2009, 10:21 PM
The side moutned gas cans are awsome. Great use of space, but Im sure youll have to watch out for trees. Still awsome idea. The boss has always wanted a G series these are prefect examples.

Fernweh
03-11-2009, 11:20 PM
The side moutned gas cans are awsome. Great use of space, but Im sure youll have to watch out for trees. Still awsome idea. The boss has always wanted a G series these are prefect examples.

So far all the trees are still standing, but I do have a few more scratches on the cans than on the G-wagen.

http://up.picr.de/1960991.jpg

This is the "Car Wash" in the 'Enchanted Valley', Baja California

Indiana Drew
04-11-2009, 04:51 PM
Here are a few more images ... Karl - not quite as scenic as yours!

http://gallery.me.com/drewplatt/100024/shapeimage_2/web.jpg?ver=12385183110003

The Swiss
04-15-2009, 02:16 AM
Karl,

Love the simplicity and functionality of your interior and that sleeping platform. I would like to do something similar in my 4 door Wrangler. Can you post more pics of your interior, rear seats up, rear seats down, platform extended. Does the platform consist of individual panels or are they hinged together? How do you support the platform part when it is extended? Can you post some pics, a blueprint or even better, come here and build one for me lol :wings:

I guess I went a little overboard here but any insight is highly appreciated!

39Ronin
04-15-2009, 02:37 AM
I love this one:

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Jwestpro
04-15-2009, 07:56 AM
I love this one:

What's under the rear covered area? Sweet rack. We like to open our Hannibal over the side to create more covered area from rain and the rear awning over the back door and full length side awning on left. One with both awnings is prior to tent but it shows the idea.

The Swiss
04-15-2009, 12:44 PM
What's under the rear covered area?A 2nd RTT opening to the rear

Fernweh
04-15-2009, 03:23 PM
Karl,

Love the simplicity and functionality of your interior and that sleeping platform. I would like to do something similar in my 4 door Wrangler. Can you post more pics of your interior, rear seats up, rear seats down, platform extended. Does the platform consist of individual panels or are they hinged together? How do you support the platform part when it is extended? Can you post some pics, a blueprint or even better, come here and build one for me lol :wings:

I guess I went a little overboard here but any insight is highly appreciated!

Michael you are funny.....

The sleeping platform/storage shelf doesn't need to be extended. The rear seat back rests are folding perfectly forward and the platform design just adds the flat area in the rear. The system consists of multiple panel bolted together with metric stainless steel hardware and finished with original Mercedes-Benz carpets.
Designed during a rainy night, camping in Death Valley, sleeping on the front seat and not wanting to crawl into the Hannibal tent upstairs......
Trying to adhere to : Form follows Function & Less is More:victory:

You can find more details at
http://g-wagenaccessories.com/index_files/Page1499.htm

Thanks for your kind words

Karl

The Swiss
04-16-2009, 02:15 AM
You can find more details at
http://g-wagenaccessories.com/index_files/Page1499.htmThanks for the link, Karl. I was not familiar with the rear seats of the G not folding flat; normally a disadvantage, but for this application it works in your favor. The seats of the JK Unlimited fold flat, which means I will have to find a good way to extend the platform to the front seats when the rear seats are folded down.

Fernweh
04-16-2009, 05:49 AM
Thanks for the link, Karl. I was not familiar with the rear seats of the G not folding flat; normally a disadvantage, but for this application it works in your favor. The seats of the JK Unlimited fold flat, which means I will have to find a good way to extend the platform to the front seats when the rear seats are folded down.

Michael,

I have to correct you.......the rear-seat seat-backs are folding perfectly forward & flat and together with the platform giving you a real nice sleeping area. If you move the front seat forward you'll end up with a 76" long and around 48" wide bedroom

Sorry, don't speak de language that well.....:)

The Swiss
04-16-2009, 12:45 PM
Sorry, don't speak de language that well.....:)Me not either ;) Wir koennten auch ruhig Deutsch schreiben, but that wouldn't be fair to our friends on this forum.

Fernweh
04-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Me not either ;) Wir koennten auch ruhig Deutsch schreiben, but that wouldn't be fair to our friends on this forum.

I'm a Fischkopf....so I'm always drawn to the Ocean but I also like the solitude of the desert like Death Valley.

This G-forum is now moving a bit:smiley_drive: people seems to figure out:

Life's to short to drive a Land Rover......:sombrero:

Karl

Bhos
04-17-2009, 03:07 AM
Michael you are funny.....

Trying to adhere to : Form follows Function & Less is More:victory:

You can find more details at
http://g-wagenaccessories.com/index_files/Page1499.htm

Thanks for your kind words

Karl

Karl,

I like the bed platform, but was really glad to see a bottle of Franziskaner in the back. Would have been more impressed if it had been a Dunkel, though. :sombrero:

Fernweh
04-17-2009, 06:42 AM
Karl,

I like the bed platform, but was really glad to see a bottle of Franziskaner in the back. Would have been more impressed if it had been a Dunkel, though. :sombrero:

Yes. I understand.......but I'm a lightweight:)

Jwestpro
04-19-2009, 11:36 PM
anyone know more about the lifted G in the background here (left side - dark G lwb)? It looks rather lifted even compared to the Gbeast in the forground

Indiana Drew
04-20-2009, 02:40 AM
anyone know more about the lifted G in the background here (left side - dark G lwb)? It looks rather lifted even compared to the Gbeast in the forground

It is quite possibly something like this: ORC Portal Axle (http://www.orc.de//index.php)

http://www.orc.de/bilder/artikel/Gmog_151.jpg

Jwestpro
04-20-2009, 07:59 PM
those wheels look like they're from a big truck ....

BlackCoyote
04-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Hi,

here is the different from Stock to the ORC (it's about 9,8" (25 cm)):
http://www.orc.de/bilder/artikel/Gmog_163.jpg

Custom made Unimog Portal Axle:
http://www.orc.de/bilder/artikel/Gmog_020.jpg

Indiana Drew
04-20-2009, 08:32 PM
those wheels look like they're from a big truck ....

I don't know who's portal axles they use - might be off a Mog ... The photo you questioned didn't have an axle with in sight, so I wondered if it was not one of the portal axle conversions ...

4Rescue
04-24-2009, 01:46 AM
Hi,

here is the different from Stock to the ORC (it's about 9,8" (25 cm)):
http://www.orc.de/bilder/artikel/Gmog_163.jpg

Custom made Unimog Portal Axle:
http://www.orc.de/bilder/artikel/Gmog_020.jpgHubba Hubba... :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
there seem to be alot of rigs on portals coming out of the wood-woork lately...or maybe I'm just reading alot of build threads with them... Either way, that is flat out awesome. I always LOVED TiredIron's 80 on VOlvo Portals and this truck is amazing too. Any chance of some wheeling shots or better yet vids????
I always love seeing these things ("smaller" portal swaped rigs) out on the trail as they literaly "walk" over/through boulder fields that have even comp-style buggies with standard low hanging center sections either hung up or taking very creative lines trying to get through.

Blah blah blah I talk too much... Great Truck!!!!

And here are a few more for the G-Wagen folks. THe "Disco Penthouse" thread led me to snooping about in Innovation Campers site...pretty poorly working site(maybe it's my comp but it had alot of wierd lay-out and loading issues) and I don't speak German, but I managed to find a few amazing trucks (let's be honest, they're all pretty sweet)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/4x4Rescue/RIGS/mercedes_g_b01.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/4x4Rescue/RIGS/mercedes_g_b02.jpg

And another one that is a little less extreme but no less awesome and alot more low key then the yellow one...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/4x4Rescue/RIGS/mercedes_g_b06.jpg

and as a side note... anyone know anything about BREMACH trucks??? I've seen them before, but I can't seem to find much about them, maybe I'll start a thread in the "other" section...

Cheers

DAve

XXXpedition
04-24-2009, 11:44 AM
another pic with a dman sign in the way :-)
http://www.xxxpedition.com/Events/2008-AbenteuerAllrad/IMG_2160.JPG

Scott Brady
06-30-2009, 12:35 AM
An Overland Journal subscriber just sent this:
http://www.expeditionswest.com/vehicles/expedition_trucks/G/Island08(359)-1.jpg

haven
06-30-2009, 05:25 AM
Here's a completely different approach to G-wagen adventure travel.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z241/expeditioncampers/rogers-glk-2.jpg

Billionaire Jim Rogers made a fortune in international investing in the 1970s. Rogers retired in 1980, and proceeded to ride a BMW motorcycle around the world. Rogers repeated his long-distance ride in 1990, logging more than 100,000 miles on the road.

Rogers got the travel bug again in 1997. For this trip, Rogers wanted a combination of sporty car luxury and off-road competence. Rogers' design team noticed that the 1997 Mercedes SLK two-seat convertible and the shorter Gelandewagen share the same wheelbase. The body of the SLK was adapted to the G-wagen chassis, and a small trailer was designed.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z241/expeditioncampers/rogers-glk-0.jpg

Rogers and his companion (later wife) Paige Parker started their trip in 1999. By 2002, the pair had traveled 152,000 miles and visited 116 countries

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z241/expeditioncampers/rogers-glk-1.jpg

While Rogers was treated like royalty whenever he visited a capital city, his trip also involved plenty of nights in marginal accommodations, and camping.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z241/expeditioncampers/rogers-glk-3.jpg

Rogers has a web site that talks about the trip http://www.jimrogers.com
The book, "Adventure Capitalist," describes the trip in detail.

Chip Haven

Harald Hansen
06-30-2009, 12:21 PM
An Overland Journal subscriber just sent this:


I know the owner. It's a Norwegian military-spec ambulance with a self-built camping interior. The owner used existing mounting holes for everything, so it can be returned to its original state easily. He's a real Iceland freak, and has been there 8 times or so with different vehicles.

PeterM
06-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Some Bremach sources:

www.bremach.it
www.bremach.at
www.allrad-christ.com

regards,
Peter

Scott Brady
06-30-2009, 05:16 PM
Rogers has a web site that talks about the trip http://www.jimrogers.com
The book, "Adventure Capitalist," describes the trip in detail.

Chip Haven

I enjoyed his books. They are an even more appropriate read in 2009.

haven
07-01-2009, 01:01 AM
Mercedes AG was so interested in the publicity that Rogers' trip
would generate that the company donated the SLK and the short
wheelbase Gelandewagen to the project.

Rarely photographed, and only briefly mentioned in accounts of
the trip, a Mercedes truck accompanied Rogers' vehicle. The
truck was filled with spare parts, tools, and camping gear. The
vehicle was driven by a pair of mechanics.

Indiana Drew
07-01-2009, 02:23 AM
Mercedes AG was so interested in the publicity that Rogers' trip
would generate that the company donated the SLK and the short
wheelbase Gelandewagen to the project.

Rarely photographed, and only briefly mentioned in accounts of
the trip, a Mercedes truck accompanied Rogers' vehicle. The
truck was filled with spare parts, tools, and camping gear. The
vehicle was driven by a pair of mechanics.

Is the truck you mention the G300 LWB mentioned on Roger's web site?

Bernhard
07-27-2009, 09:59 PM
Hi,
I'm Bernhard and the G ex norwegian army ambulance mine. A 1988 300 w/u turbo, 69000 km on the clock. Yes, I've been to Iceland, in 2002 Volvo laplander ex No Army, 2003 LR SIII 109" ex No Army, 2005-08 with the G. A very good car but a little under powered 88HP only and nearly 7000 lbs. I've a 300 turbo engine to put in.

Bernhard
Oslo, Norway

sami
07-27-2009, 10:33 PM
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