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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #175 on: September 25, 2019, 15:21:19 »
OH man, something I look forward to doing; renovating the AC.

As aforementioned in another thread, when putting the AC box back together, I would block, or severely limit, the amount of airflow on that far right side vent.

Otherwise, 90% of the air flow will go through that vent and hardly anything out the center/left vents.

I'd replace:

blower motor, expansion valve, switches, and drier.  Definitely test the evap for leaks.  If it's suspect, I'd get a new one if they're available???
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #176 on: October 09, 2019, 15:31:22 »
Some metal parts have been blasted and powder coated, what a difference that makes!







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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #177 on: October 26, 2019, 08:50:38 »
Yesterday I picked up the refurbished parts of the interior.







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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #178 on: October 27, 2019, 15:40:00 »
The storage gets much too full, it's time I get my car back from the paint shop....



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #179 on: October 30, 2019, 18:07:34 »
Finally some progress in the paint shop...



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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #180 on: November 13, 2019, 16:40:07 »
When the bonnet doesn't fit in the car, you have to transport it on top of the car. ;D
After a bit straightening, the bonnet and trunk lid are ready.  ;)





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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #181 on: December 15, 2019, 13:51:29 »
Well done EeVeeWee.
Happy Festive Season.
Regards from Africa.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #182 on: December 31, 2019, 16:45:19 »
Today I reassembled the hatch and door locks which have new chrome.
New keys have been made fitting in the locks, because there was only a ignition key with the car.















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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #183 on: December 31, 2019, 20:03:42 »
I may have missed it in a post, but color is the interior.  Looks very similar to mine which is called 1065 Light Antique yellow leather

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #184 on: December 31, 2019, 21:19:53 »
I may have missed it in a post, but which color is the interior.  Looks very similar to mine which is called 1065 Light Antique yellow leather

JB

The color of the seats is 8000 beige.
The number of the corresponding carpet I don't know, it's also not in this list:

https://www.sl113.org/wiki/DataCard/UpholsteryCodes
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #185 on: January 01, 2020, 03:08:53 »
Where did you source the beige 8000 upholstery?  I’ve been looking everywhere to no avail!

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #186 on: January 01, 2020, 08:45:32 »
Where did you source the beige 8000 upholstery?  I’ve been looking everywhere to no avail!

I ordered it at this Dutch company:
https://www.classic-mercedes-interior.com/autobekleding-en
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #187 on: February 01, 2020, 08:35:31 »
Finally some real progress in the paint shop!  ;D















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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #188 on: February 01, 2020, 14:52:48 »
Real progress, indeed!! Great
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #189 on: February 01, 2020, 14:54:58 »
the cat on the floor needs restoration too ...

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #190 on: February 01, 2020, 15:56:42 »
the cat on the floor needs restoration too ...

From the second pic?
Unfortunately doesn't live anymore.  :-\
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #191 on: February 01, 2020, 18:20:05 »
looks great! Why is the trunk lid masked off though?
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #192 on: February 02, 2020, 08:23:01 »
looks great! Why is the trunk lid masked off though?

As far as I understand, other epoxy will be used just like the doors and the bonnet because it's aluminium.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #193 on: February 02, 2020, 15:34:53 »
The "big question" (maybe not) is: Will the "fender notches" be reproduced?
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #194 on: February 02, 2020, 16:20:15 »
The "big question" (maybe not) is: Will the "fender notches" be reproduced?

Yes, the guy is very experienced with W113's.  ;)
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #195 on: February 02, 2020, 17:21:09 »
I would be interested in knowing how he does it! Does he apply lead?
I may have my car repainted later this year and may talk to the painter about this.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #196 on: February 02, 2020, 17:37:00 »
I would be interested in knowing how he does it! Does he apply lead?
I may have my car repainted later this year and may talk to the painter about this.

It was still there (original) so it won't be changed.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #197 on: February 02, 2020, 18:13:38 »
I thought they disappear when you sand or otherwise strip the paint off the fenders and front end??
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #198 on: February 03, 2020, 19:45:15 »
I don't hope so.  ;)
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #199 on: February 03, 2020, 20:55:34 »
In your photo showing your AC components I did not see the compressor mounting bracket. I see the Adapter plate for the rotary compressor. Do you plan to use the big beast bracket or one sourced from a sedan? The sedan bracket allows mounting the alternator in its original non-AC car location. The big beast bracket requires you to move the alternator up and place the compressor in the alternator position. Most find that the big bracket makes servicing the engine more challenging. Using The sedan bracket also requires a different upper thermostat housing with a taller neck so the radiator hose can clear the sedan bracket.
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