Monday, May 29, 2017

W463: 1994 Mercedes 350GD ! Engine Project Part 1

I believe this will be the first G wagen I've posted about on this blog. Sort of fitting considering it's been brought to the new workshop (which I'll probably never get to finishing) where I'll be able to be a bit more proactive in taking some more in depth pictures of what I do with in the repair and restoration of some of these cars.

Anyhow, it was delivered to me about a week or so ago. I was hoping to get pictures of it being offloaded, but I ran out on some errands and couldn't meet the driver. So I had him leave it right at the door where I could push it in. The guy did a hell of a job!

It's a 1994 350GD, about 213k KM.


 
Not going too crazy on these initial pictures. I haven't really had the time to dig into the truck as I have a few cars before it. Planning to have this one back on the road in about 2 weeks or so. 




It's resting place for now. I don't need to get it up in the air for any of this process. I love these trucks for that reason alone.

What I did do was remove some of the front fascia and skid plates so I can get a better assessment of the truck in general.

And to see where the previous owner was left in their own assessment of engine work.






Overall, everything seems in order and is present. Truck is extremely solid and all the typical W463 areas are in fantastic condition on this old girl. I have a factory reman 3.5L block that's going to be transplanted into the truck. It'll feature the best of everything in 603 turbo, cylinder head, etc. The truck should provide a lifetime of generally trouble free service.

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