460 300gd cab conversion twin wheels?

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nickpye
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As part of the cab conversion project i'll be making a trayback for a rear bed,i tend to carry heavy loads around the estate,within limits,ish,on public roads,i was looking at the 16'' steel wheels that are currently on the G and wondered if they would work as a twin wheel set up for the rear axle,i plan to beef up the rear springs aswell,anyone done this,does it work out ok?Cheers.Nick

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Re: 460 300gd cab conversion twin wheels?

I think you will struggle for room as the half shafts are enclosed inside steel casing and would be immensely difficult to shorten, look at the pics in this ebay advert

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-300GD-G-WAGEN-WAGON-PROJECT-XLWB-PICK...

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Re: 460 300gd cab conversion twin wheels?

Assuming you don't have a HD rear axle, surely just better to fit van tyres with strongest side walls, White springs, hope for best? How heavy loads are you planning to carry?

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Re: 460 300gd cab conversion twin wheels?

JASONGDS wrote:

Assuming you don't have a HD rear axle, surely just better to fit van tyres with strongest side walls, White springs, hope for best? How heavy loads are you planning to carry?

 

If it's the Scottish Nick I'm thinking of... Heavy, very heavy!