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Wanted To Buy / Re: Wanted
« Last post by stickandrudderman on January 19, 2022, 09:57:50 »
I'm intrigued to know the process for repairing a failed (or cut) torsion spring.
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Commercial Advertising / Re: 1964 Mercedes Benz 230SL Roadster ZF 5 Speed - $53,900
« Last post by Rahul on January 18, 2022, 22:31:06 »
I saw that Cees, there's another one being offered on sale on BAT (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-mercedes-benz-230sl-38/)... and one advertised in the UK on Facebook as well.

Like buses...
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A nice 230SL 5 speed did not meet reserve the other day on BAT. At $165K it didn't meet reserve.
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Wanted To Buy / Re: Rear RH Chrome Trim 113 698 02 84
« Last post by Garry on January 18, 2022, 22:02:56 »
Thanks Colin,
I ended up ordering one from Budds only yesterday after i accidentally knocked mine in the garage and dinted it.


Garry
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Commercial Advertising / Re: 1964 Mercedes Benz 230SL Roadster ZF 5 Speed - $53,900
« Last post by Rahul on January 18, 2022, 21:17:23 »
Here you go Achim:

https://www.galleryjunction.com/convertibles-for-sale-B100010

I actually bought my pagoda from Gallery Junction a little over a year ago and am very pleased with it. A few paintwork blemishes and tired bits of interior but nothing too difficult to take care of / live with. Most importantly the car runs well, is solid, rust-free and very original, and I of course had it properly inspected.

I'll reserve judgement on their current offerings to those much closer and well-informed than I!
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The craigslist link doesn't work anymore.
Is there perhaps another link with pitures of the car?
This was somehow mentioned above.

Much appreciated.....
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Wanted To Buy / Re: Wanted
« Last post by gordon on January 18, 2022, 19:52:49 »
Thanks for all input. I have both springs ( but with one end cut off) if I could copy an intact set I'd make the missing bits (tempered) then sleeve onto what I have.. At least replacement s are available at a cost !
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Items for Sale / Re: For sale
« Last post by gordon on January 18, 2022, 19:38:02 »
Now sold, thanks.
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Good afternoon,

What size and length bolts did you use to fit with the square tubes?

James

The rear bolts for the seats with a 19 mm tube are M6 x 1.0 x 40mm.  The front bolts are M8 x 1.25 x 40mm for the seats with a 19 mm tube.
Installation and Removal:  The rear bolts and "short tubes like in my photos above" are easy to install and remove with the seat slid all the way forward.  The front bolts and "short tubes like in my photos above" are not so easy to install and remove.  Because there is not much space under the front of the seats to install and remove the bolts, it is easiest to install the front bolts in the seat frame before installing the seats in the car because with the seats out, the seat adjusters can be extended farther forward  (like sliding the seat back farther) to access the front bolt holes, then install the bolts in the slider holes and move the seat back forward a little to "trap" the front bolts in the holes while installing the seat.
Once the seats are in place and the front bolts are in their body holes but not tight, the  front bolts can be tightened enough to get the bolt head out of the way of the seat slider.  The seat can then be slid all the way forward to expose the rear bolt holes of the seat slider.  Install the rear bolts and them down, then slide the seat back and finish tightening the front bolts.
The above is what I was alluding to when I said that installation requires a bit of manual dexterity.
ALSO NOTE:  The 40mm length I gave for the front bolts is a guess based on the length of the rear bolts.  I removed and measured one of the 6mm diameter bolts, but it would have taken me a lot longer to remove a front bolt enough to measure its length.  I tried to remove one of the front bolts but I found that I would have had to remove the seat from the car to measure the bolt length.
Tom Kizer
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