YouTube Rhova 4x4

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carnutoxon
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Over the last 6 months I've been following a group of German lads rebuilding a G on YouTube.  Very interesting.  Rhova 4x4 if it's of interest to anyone.   

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Re: YouTube Rhova 4x4

You mean here.   https://www.youtube.com/c/RHOVA/videos 

They have a heck of a lot of followers!  

Good stuff.

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They are responsible for my G wagon acquisition. They have a lot to answer for smiley

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Re: YouTube Rhova 4x4

As they said in episode 1 - how hard can it be, right?

I am looking forwards to the expedition fittings when they get to that.   I was thinking they should have used the space where one of the auxillary fuel tanks go for a water tank, but maybe they want to keep range and will strap water tanks to the sides.

They could have strengthened the roof while doing the body shell, but a roof tent comes with a base, so that would just be extra weight for no reason.

They will certainly add a winch, maybe 2, and a power invertor system, and an aux battery (always useful)..

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I have seen far rustier g-wagens in Britain than this one

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prwales wrote:

I have seen far rustier g-wagens in Britain than this one

For sure, the Rhova one is not too bad.  But to do a nuts and bolts restoration without prior G knowledge is brave!  But they know their stuff and one is at MB which helps.

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A thorough job as well

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Should have invited them over to practise on mine.... took me 3 hours to undo 1 *front bumper bolt last weekend! [the other 3 just a mere 15 minutes :) ] The fun - was caught out as belived 19mm, yet actually 18 and location allowed no access other than via long socket!

 

*removed bumper and front skid plate to access radiator for removal and rebuild - cost £385 incl VAT at https://radiator-repair.co.uk/ . Looks great and happy with service, also fitted a thicker core then original (Behr). Whilst there also showed me G-fuel tank had in for repair. Just wait for global warming to kick in and test...