Category Archives: Mercedes Oldtimer restorauration

300SE Lang Rust repair continued

Paint stripping.

We are now at the stage where the old paint has to be removed and new paint applied since all of the rust has been repaired . The sheet metal is in very good condition under the paint which is nearly all original and never been repainted .

 

300 SE Lang W112 Rust repair progress

rear panel rust repair .

The rear panel on this car has had a few hits over the last 51 years and suffered from some pretty bad repair work. To straighten the dents and remove the rust ,caused by leaking tail light gasket i made a patch and cut out the rust with a hole saw.

With access through the hole , I could poke a dolly in and shrink out all the small dents .Last step was to repair the hole where the lights fit .It was pretty tough getting the dings out because the metal had been ground pretty hard in the past when someone has tried to fix the panel in the past.

Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 garden find.

6.3 #2206 has been removed from  my neighbours front yard to go off to her new owner to get the restoration she deserves.

300SE W112 rust repair .

After Christmas 2016 and I’m slowly catching up with all of the work in the shop,first up is further rust repair on the W112  300SE lang. under the booster it had rusted, not badly ,just ugly …

IMG_0085.JPGYears of spilled brake fluid has burnt off the paint ,leaving the steel bare and open to rust.

The rusted parts have been removed and inside the crossmember cleaned and rust treat .

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New top piece has been cut out of Zinanneal 1mm  to match the existing panel,

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because of the complex shapes ,the replacements have to made in cardboard first to get all the shapes organised first.

 

Mercedes 300SE Lang

The Front drivers side has a bit more rust repair required esecailly under the brake booster. The booster had to removed because of a lack of brakes.IMG_0093

This is the section under the brake booster ,the round hole is where the booster is mounted to the car . this sort of corosion is caused by leaking brake fluid removing the paint .

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This the front inner part under the positon where the air cleaner is mounted . Rust has eaten the inside of the upper chassis section out .

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And… the underside of the booster . No wonder the car was idling fast and without brakes.

the new doors are in process of being derusted .:-)

Nest step will etch priming then priming in preparation for paint.

Mercedes Benz 250SE

IMG_0031it’s a bit hard to see ,but this is a picture of the injection pump where the dipstick screrws in. Oil is pouring out …not a good sign as this means the injection pump is in need of a reseal It’s working well at the moment so it will be sorted out later on. It will just have to drained every 1000 miles.

IMG_0043 IMG_0025The battery is a lot larger than original so i have made the top securing bracket longer.It’s shown here in etch primer to followed by semi gloss black . the somewhat blurry pic is of the option plate ..

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250SE recommissioning

Today (12/08/15) A new job arrived. A really early W108 250 SE . It wouldn’t start although it would turn over.The First job when ever starting a Mercedes that has sat for several years is drain  the tank…

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this 4 liters of rotten fuel in a 25 liter bucket… what a rotten stink! I hate this stuff!. The filter was pretty well blocked up. Thank fully a look inside the tank revealed it to be very clean despite sitting for several years.

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So that is replaced.

Next job,replace ALL of the rotten rubber fuel lines. IMG_0477 IMG_0478 IMG_0479

Followed by replacing the fuel filter..

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I’m glad the filter was bravely trying to do it’s job 🙂 .

Once this is out of the way,the tappets have been adjusted but the timing chain needs replacing .All compressions are equal at 150PSi, so far so good….. But the spark plugs,although they look new are all carboned up. Not a good look on a Mfi engine . The Air cleaner needs to be cleaned out and i doubt very much that the oil bath unit has been apart for many many years.

In the meantime a quick look under neath reveals more of the usual things,worn diff bushes everywhere ,spring mount rubbers flogged out and a very leaky diff.

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Note the rotten exhaust…nothing like a damp storage area to rot a steel muffler..