Mercedes 280SE 3.5 ute, brakes and air con overhaul

The booster was a bit rusty looking so i t has been decided to strip it down. and clean it up .After pulling the master cylinder off,it could be seen that the booster was full of fluid….. IMG_0137 IMG_0139as can be seen ,the booster contained close to 3 liters of brake fluid.

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The steering column was then pulled and examined,more BiCarb! ,and the paint had been attacked and needed redoing . IMG_0142 IMG_0143

IMG_0145 IMG_0146 IMG_0149This picture shows the extent of the biCarb inside the gearshift mechanism.

Under the booster,the firewall and the right front chassis rail join was rusted out . The rusted metal is removed and replaced with fresh metal.

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Nest Job was to rebuild the Air con and once the housing was opened up,it could be seen that the evaporator was full of fluff and BiCarb.

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The bottom of the evaporator housing was rusted out so a new peice of Zinc anneal was welded into place to repair the bottom .Condensation won’t leak into the car now,.IMG_0168 IMG_0169the evaporator has been flushed and the fins cleaned and straigfhtened .Once the new bottom was welded in ,the housing and panels were zinc primered,then primed and fisnh coated in black .The foam liner was replaced and the unit reassembled and the fans tested .

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