Category Archives: Mercedes W112 Restoration .

Mercedes 220SE Restoration

 The Bonnet has been stripped to the metal and primed several times and is at last getting smooth enough . KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The Roof however is a different matter. It has sever damage all over it some of which i hammered out and metal finished but some is too badly damaged to completely remove so it has been leaded . The darker spots are Low spots and the lighter spots are high spots revealed in the first primer and guide coats. It’s as if someone had gone over the roof with a ball pien hammer KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The boot Lid is similar but not as bad as high spots made by things being carried in the have hit the skin . In the meantime other panels are also getting the primer ,sand,Primer,Sand,Primer routine too..

Mercedes 220SE restoration part11

The flex joint bellows on the rear axle have been replaced with a new genuine part. The homokinetic  was examined and found to be in good condition . 

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This is the center rear axle pivot pin. the bushes were examined and found to be in good condition .

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The pinion seal was replaced as a matter of course .

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After 60 years of use ,the pinion flange was showing significant ware …

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The wear is repaired by the use of a SKF ‘speedy sleeve’ which is loctited in place,giving another 60 years of working life. 

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Given that the pinion seal and flexboot were leaking badly, the oil had contaminated the center pivot bush so this was replaced with a new item .

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With the Axle and housing, center pivot and pinion flange refitted with a new nut etc , the axle will now be prepared for painting .IMG_0145

Front torque arm bushes will replacing  as will…

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…the rear torque arm bushes which are simply cracked and hardened from the ravages of old age. .

 

Mercedes W111 Bonnet/hood part#A1118805657 For sale.

New Old Stock Mercedes  low Grille Coupe Bonnet . NLA from Daimler AG. Marks in black coating from storage .No Rust. Offers invited.

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220SE restoration Pt 3

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New old stock chassis member to replace the damaged part

Although it is a bit shelf soiled, this part is both rare and in very good condition ,a lucky find!!.

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To fit the new Chassis rail, the old one has to be removed .

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Some hidden damage that will be repaired, note the body filler used to hide rust holes. 

The firewall has a few dents where the chassis rail pushed back against  it. These will be repaired before the new part is fitted.

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body filler over rust holes and distorted panel section. 

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Rusty damage in the firewall where the chassis rail butts up. 

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Rusted out section. Front guard had been welded on ….. not good!. 

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Paint removal has started. 

220 SE Cabrio 1St engine start

 The Cabriolet gets it’s new engine and after a few minutes cranking ,bursts back into life!.

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.