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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 250S for sale.

IMG_0053250 S in very straight condition. Been off the road since 2010 due to a minor fault. This is a project car and will require normal work to get registration etc . There is very little rust in the right front sill front and the rear boot box bottom,right hand side. IMG_0052

No rust in the doors or floors!! no dash cracks ,and the MBtex seats are still very good. Original boot mat is in very nice condition . IMG_0056IMG_0065 (1)IMG_0069IMG_0070IMG_0058 (1)IMG_0057IMG_0067 (1)IMG_0068 (1)IMG_0064 (1)IMG_0081IMG_0082IMG_0079IMG_0080IMG_0087IMG_0084IMG_0054IMG_0055IMG_0059 (1)IMG_0060 (1)IMG_0061 (1)IMG_0066 (1)IMG_0073IMG_0074IMG_0075IMG_0076IMG_0077IMG_0078IMG_0083IMG_0085IMG_0086IMG_0088IMG_0089IMG_0090IMG_0092IMG_0093IMG_0094IMG_0095IMG_0096IMG_0097IMG_0098IMG_0099IMG_0101IMG_0100IMG_0102IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0107IMG_0108IMG_0109IMG_0100IMG_0102IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0107IMG_0108IMG_0109IMG_0111IMG_0112IMG_0113IMG_0114IMG_0116IMG_0117IMG_0119IMG_0121

Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 ute conversion.

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In these  pictures of the distributor, the inside is full of the damned bicarb which was used to strip the older paint of the cars body before painting.

The distributor will be stripped and overhauled because the bicarb will affect the fuel injection trigger points which are in the lower part of the distributor.

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IMG_0334In this picture it can be seen that the bicarb has infiltrated the igniton wiring.

300SEL 6.3 progress…

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The engine is now together and just needs tuning , after the heads were checked an the tappets adjusted.

IMG_0314The shroud was derusted ,then painted with POR15 gloss black .

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Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3 cylinder Head swap.

IMG_0253A new fuel line has been fitted using the original brackets etc which were in good condition after 40 years…!

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The engine bay needed a clean and after a wash it was revealed to have a few places where the paint had disappeared  because of engine heat . IMG_0261

With the heads off ,a few little things became apparent such as this feed wire for one of the thermal time Switches. A couple of the firewall grommets needed replacing .Missing grommets allow noise,fumes etc into the cabin .

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The Steering box was leaking through that round part on the top part of the

Steering box . A new seal had to made for this and the two copper washers were missing. the cover nut and lock nut were both loose. The oil return pipe on the steering box has also been damaged in the past when some one bent it.

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IMG_0271With the heads off and the engine due for a repaint ,the booster was removed and rust removed . it was then etch primed and primed. The other objects in the picture belong to the 280SE 3.5 ute project..

The car was completely masked up and the engine bay resprayed in the black satin as before.

BUT before the black could be applied and the engine bay was still in primer one or two other jobs need doing.

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The firewall brace on the left hand side was cracked almost right around and had to be welded up.

With the engine bay now painted the heads were fitted ,along with newly plated relay brackets . There is a lot less wiring now the original loom has been cleaned up and things such as a mobile phone loom removed .

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New roof on the workshop!!

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Big Surprise today,Saturday 9/05/15. The roofers finally turned up to repair the damn roof. Because the old one was asbestos sheet,the whole shop had to sealed up while they removed every on top of the building. Amzingly it took only 8 hours to strip the old roof off and fit insulation ,then fit the new Zincalume roof.

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Brilliant light now!.

280SE 3.5 Ute Dash board restoration

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In the last week,progress has been made with the dash as the wooden trim is refitted. Next task will be to reit the steering column and complete the wiring restoration and repair  followed by the instruments ,steering lock etc.