I wanted post some images about my W123 300TD which is converted as my overlanders vehicle.
After some travel experiences I am now preparing it for a world trip, starting in 2010.
The first mods I did were a SVO conversion and I covered the bottom with rust protection.
Filling up with SVO @ the Lidl by 300td.org, on Flickr
Then I fitted a robust imperial to carry my rooftent, cans and a spare wheel. This setup was pretty good, it withstood the test of some heavy bumping in Africa. I also lifted the vehicle by installing the heavy duty coil springs and shockers.
The waterfilter system
Our luggage "set up" appeared a bit time consuming, because you often need to remove stuff. Then we did not think about smarter alternative, but this year we've built a nice solution.
I fixed a protection plate, original Mercedes-Benz part!
The Unterbodenschutz (beautiful, the german language ) is installed in 2008, which already saved us from hell on a mountain in Turkey.
As we were far from the roads and houses that would have been a big problem.
We also carry an airjack. Very easy tool to lift your car, where ever you are, even in the Sahara.
The airjack is easy to use. Place the 'balloon' at the right place under the car and then fit one end to the hose and start your engine, your car is lifted automagically.