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RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« on: January 27, 2019, 23:54:36 »
Some of you will recall that a few years ago I had a shell 3D scanned and then reverse engineered some jig brackets from it. I wouldn’t be at al surprised if I am the only person in the world with these brackets that are designed to bolt to a universal jig bench.
This is the car that I had in mind when doing it and I believe that it would not be possible to save this car without it.
https://www.facebook.com/841855455833896/posts/2459128867439872/
I tried to post the vide directly but it’s too big for the server.

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 17:49:54 »
That's almost as scary as watching the "day of the Triffids"

That jig is amazing

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 04:00:27 »
whats left of the original car to weld to?
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 10:44:10 »
The heater core, obviously ;D
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 02:20:09 »
That is so much worse than mine it is scary.  That makes the "Submarine of Neckar" look restorable.  My bodyman also made fixtures for his Celette bench after finding out how much Celette wanted for them. Ouch.

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 15:55:15 »
It's been a while but it's starting to take shape!

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 18:25:32 »
Looks great. More pics please!
John Krystowski
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 22:48:34 »
How much do you think it will take to do a job like that?
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 23:54:03 »
Colin,


I think i have all the CAD drawings for the jig.  Maybe i can start a business.  ;D ;D ;D :(


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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 10:37:56 »
Colin,


I think i have all the CAD drawings for the jig.  Maybe i can start a business.  ;D ;D ;D :(


Garry
You tell me this after I went to all the trouble of having drawings done and the jig brackets made? :)

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 10:40:03 »
How much do you think it will take to do a job like that?
In hours or money?

Either way this owner is just happy to have the car rebuilt.

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2019, 12:03:28 »
You have forgotten, Aquila Engineering did the drawings!!!!!!!
Garry Marks
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1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery
1964 VW Kombi Split Screen (Muffin Top) Single Cab Utyility Blue 334G lower, top 350H. Restored
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 13:19:23 »
Oh yeh!  :o

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 15:17:20 »
So, after 10 months she's off the jig and on to the spit for final work before she goes off to be acid dipped (again) and electroprimed.
A couple of taster pictures here but plenty more at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wqk7515rg19cv5i/AACucDQghyYile4kJriz_GxWa?dl=0

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2019, 20:41:42 »
simply amazing Colin!
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2019, 21:35:41 »
In hours or money?

Either way this owner is just happy to have the car rebuilt.

I suppose each are required so might as well go with both. It might help someone to decide if a project like this makes sense.

How did you make out with the engine you were trying to sort out?
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2019, 23:13:59 »
In strict monetary terms a project like this can never make sense but thankfully, even if rarely, it’s not always about the money.

What engine?
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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2019, 03:35:18 »
In strict monetary terms a project like this can never make sense but thankfully, even if rarely, it’s not always about the money.

What engine?

230SL?
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
Dan Caron's SL Barn

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Re: RHD 1967 250SL 5 speed restoration.
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2019, 08:18:59 »
I think you’re referring to an engine I was having trouble with that key smoking, in which case I ended buying a new cylinder head from MB.