300SE Rescue

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Often Parts for a resto are a little hard to come by and a Mercedes W112 long wheel base  is no exception. So when this poor car was revealed to me last week it was decided to grab it for parts. it’s car #1120152206292 and was built in 1965 >Off the road since 1988 because of problem with the brakes the car was left in the open and went down hill over 30 years. 

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Lots of Rust,Lots of loose parts ,some parts are not going to be useable like those perforated bumpers. 

 

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Rear wheel arches are rotten and there wasn’t much to lift on underneath,wheel is a toyota hilux .To move the car i had to swap them out and fit a set of inflated mercedes rims.

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Nothing salvageable inside the car it’s pretty damned unhealthy in there . 

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Termites had eaten the wood off the dash and doors…This was a highly optioned car when new,with central locking ,factory air and luggage.

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Engine department is complete with everything in place .

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Because of the air suspension ,the car was sitting very low .Blocks of wood were jammed in between the lower control arm and the cross member to hold the front up and beteen the diff and floor at the rear.

 

 

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