World trip in a G

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Stew-Em
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Hi All,

Just came across this (whilst looking for information about replacing rotten sills, had been living in 'ignorance'  but then removed rubber strip and...rust monster! Considering replacing with box section, any comments?)... a world trip in a G!

https://www.g-trotter.net/en/world-trip-with-a-mercedes-g/

Don't recall seeing a link previously. Enjoy. Closing of international borders could make travel interesting at this time?

Take care all

 

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Re: World trip in a G

Thanks for the link.  I have some time to look back at the journey, before they got stranded in Vietnam.  At least the cost of living/surviving there is less than, say, Singapore.

For your sills...I looked in the archive and there are a couple of similar posts, but nothing too concrete.

http://gwoa.co.uk/forum/sill-replacement

http://gwoa.co.uk/content/advice-bodyrust-repair

Sometimes ignorance is bliss, though it always comes back to bite you.  As for using Box Section to repair?  I would just get replacement panels, Is that what you mean.

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Re: World trip in a G

Thanks - had found first post, but second is useful. Worrying part is is does all appear to have been eaten from inside to out (as comments suggest), so suspect when start removing will only get worse!

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Re: World trip in a G

Good article, looks like it was originally a Bing Ambulance, or similar special

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Hi Stew, unfortunately when you start digging you never know what you might find! I'm going to run a "What lies beneath" thread when I get her back, repairs and paint are done just finishing touches to go! the first picture although hard to see is of some fairly innocuous bubbling when the trim was removed however "What lies beneath"