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280SL automatic complete restoration
« on: October 29, 2019, 22:44:36 »
In October we started new complete restoration project. Mercedes Benz 280SL w113 from 1969. Originally was sold in 1969 26th of September in Canada. The car was midnight blue body and metal roof and parchment color upholstery with blue carpets also softop was in dark blue color. All numbers are matching according with it`s Data Card. It is standart US version car with automatic transmission. Only exception from traditional factory standart is Frigiking air condition.
The first owner of the car was from London Ontario Canada and also all next four owners came from the same area. In total the car had five previous owners and they all are known.
If fate will be favorable to us then we will finish the restoration till the end of the next year.
The full photo gallery of this restoration you could watch in our homepage at https://www.rmw.lv/page/en/mercedes-benz-280sl-blue-2839
or on the facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RigaMasterWorkshop/posts/2537027039717579
« Last Edit: November 03, 2019, 09:40:40 by mbebrim »

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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 23:09:16 »
some more photos
« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 23:20:34 by mbebrim »

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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 23:47:59 »
That certainly looks like a product of our salty Canadian winter roads...good luck and we'll be looking forward to the resurrection of this car.
Meyer Nahon
Montreal, Canada
1968 MB 280SL Auto Euro LHD Silver
2007 MB C280

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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 01:54:03 »
I love seeing almost impossible projects like this!
John Krystowski
Avon Ohio
1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 06:29:28 »
Wow, what a rust bucket!  You are brave souls to attack this project. Best of luck with the restoration.   
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 07:00:00 »
That sure is a big job ahead of you.  There has been a few that have started and finished from there that have been documented on the Forum.


You may want to consider Full Membership to enable access to all of the Technical Manual.  ;) ;D


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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 11:05:03 »
Gary maybe it could be nice opportunity for us, but could you mark what Mercedes Workshop or Service Manuals offer in Full Membership area?

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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 21:37:32 »
      Maris,


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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 16:33:18 »
Some more photos
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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 17:12:29 »
Mostly all cars have some coins like Charon's obol - sustenance for the journey to the second life

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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 09:22:54 »
Dismantling and inspect the running gears

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Re: Mercedes Benz 280SL automatic restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 09:34:53 »
Ready to order first pack of spare parts
Foot plate ( accelerator pedal )   110 301 00 02
Damping ring (Control)   180 301 00 97
Centering cross (Propeller Shaft)   186 410 00 30
Joint disc (Propeller Shaft)   180 411 06 15
Sealing ring for gas cap (Fuel Tank)   110 471 02 80
Boot (Fuel Tank)   113 471 00 81
Cover   110 987 01 45
Expansion tank   111 471 01 68
Rubber boot breather pipe   111 471 01 81
Heat protective shield (Exhaust System)   113 492 03 30
Ground line from starter motor to frame   110 540 01 31
Sealing ring (Instruments)   000 545 01 80
Gasket, fuse box   000 545 02 80
Knob (Instruments)   110 545 09 37
Potentiometer (Instruments)   000 542 16 25
Underlayer for center instrument (Instruments)   100 542 01 38
Underlayer for speedo + tachometer (Instruments)   100 542 00 38
Rubber seal for windscreen 113   113 671 00 20
Collar nut for window key on windscreen (Windshield)   000 990 06 50
Plastic cover (Lining and Covering)   110 683 00 10
Clip (Lining and Covering)   001 988 44 78
Rubber plug 20mm (Lining and Covering)   113 987 00 44
Rubber plug 33mm (Lining and Covering)   000 997 40 20
Rubber plug (Lining and Covering)   113 987 24 44
Rubber plug 11mm (Lining and Covering)   000 987 17 44
Cap, jack hole (Lining and Covering)   113 899 00 08
Rubber grommet for tunnel driver's floor   111 997 10 81
Trunk rubber mat (Lining and Covering)   113 684 01 04
Trunk mat, small (Lining and Covering)   113 684 04 04
Entrance rail aluminum LHS / outer   113 686 01 36
Entrance rail aluminum RHS / outer   113 686 02 36
Entrance rail aluminum RHS / inner   113 686 04 36
Entrance rail aluminum LHS / inner   113 686 03 36
Rubber mat, RH   113 686 04 80
Rubber mat, LH   113 686 03 80
Sealing 8x15x750mm Abd. Heckm.st Meterware   000 987 07 72
Sealing ring f filler neck bottom   113 693 02 98
Moulding, LH   113 698 11 80
Plastic clip   000 987 09 15
Plug   001 988 85 78
Bracket (Lining, Covering and Screws)   113 698 00 14
Clip (Lining, Covering and Screws)   001 988 35 78
Rubber door handle left (Doors)   111 766 53 05
Rubber door handle right (Doors)   111 766 54 05
Rubber door handle right ( big )   111 766 52 025
Rubber door handle left ( big )   111 766 51 05
Sealing rail horizontal - length 1m (Doors)   115 725 09 65
Seal RHS (Doors)   113 772 02 98
Seal LHS (Doors)   113 772 01 98
Rubber seal, a-pillar LH (Doors)   113 725 01 66
Rubber seal, a-pillar RH (Doors)   113 725 02 66
Rubber seal, RH (Doors)   113 725 04 66
Rubber seal, LH (Doors)   113 725 03 66
Door seal RHS - 113   113 720 02 78
Door seal LHS - 113   113 720 01 78
Rubber insert for side mouldings sold pe   001 987 21 25
Filler buffer (Doors)   113 727 01 40
Rubber seal soft top flap (Rear Lid)   113 750 01 77
Rubber buffer for rear lock (Rear Lid)   113 758 00 72
Pad, trunk lock (Rear Lid)   113 758 00 05
Boot lid gasket (Rear Lid)   113 750 00 77
Rubber washer Mercedes star to rear lid (Rear Lid)   110 987 07 41
Rubber pad for boot lid handle (Rear Lid)   111 758 50 90
Rubber buffer (Rear Lid)   113 987 02 40
Rubber buffer   113 987 01 40
Soft top wire (Folding Top)   113 770 00 66
Sealing front   113 790 00 98
Rubber profile 2000mm, soft top rear (Folding Top)   001 987 15 52
Seal (Folding Top)   113 779 01 22
Water drain hose (Folding Top)   113 779 00 78
Mounting ring   108 811 00 65
Rubber underlayer, outside mirror   108 811 01 96
Foam pad for wiper motor   110 824 01 97
Rubber disc (Electrical System Headlamp, Radio)   000 987 07 41
Interior light (without metal frame)   113 825 00 42
License plate light (Electical System - Taillight)   113 820 00 62
Ellbow piece (Electrical System Headlamp, Radio)   113 869 00 24
Water reservoir without cap   000 869 07 20
Rubber hose sold per meter   000 987 02 34
Mounting bracket for water reservoir (Electrical System Headlamp, Radio)   112 860 00 14
Sealing frame under milling nozzle (Heating and Ventilation)   113 831 03 42
Grommet (Heating and Ventilation)   000 997 31 81
Defroster nozzle LHS (Heating and Ventilation)   113 830 01 19
Defroster nozzle RHS (Heating and Ventilation)   113 830 02 19
Mounting / foam rubber for defroster noz (Heating and Ventilation)   D 83 071
Bushing for fresh air flap (Heating and Ventilation)   113 831 00 90
Heater rubber frame (Heating and Ventilation)   113 831 07 42
Heater rubber frame (Heating and Ventilation)   113 831 08 42
Rubber seal fresh-air flap (Heating and Ventilation)   113 831 10 98
Filter for fresh air flap (Heating and Ventilation)   113 830 01 18
Heater lever - blue (Heating and Ventilation)   000 833 13 40
Heater lever - brown (Heating and Ventilation)   000 833 14 40
Fastening clamp (wire pulls) (Heating and Ventilation)   000 833 00 81
Grommet (Heating and Ventilation)   111 997 18 81
Rubber profile (air channel/instr.panel) by the metre   000 987 57 70
Sealing frame for summer ventilation duct (Heating and Ventilation)   113 831 11 98
Grommet (Heating and Ventilation)   113 997 00 81
Grommet (Heating and Ventilation)   113 997 01 81
Bulb valve (Heating and Ventilation)   110 831 01 32
Rubber profile f. splash guards 0,8m (Rocker Panel And Bumper)   10 120 884 00 98
Button head screw (Rocker Panel And Bumper)   111 990 00 29
Torsion spring (Engine Hood)   113 887 02 63
Mounting plate (Engine Hood)   113 887 01 11
Plate, hood (Engine Hood)   113 887 02 11
Set of hood holders ( hood tape + holder D 88 442 + D 88 443 )   000 983 14 12
Rubber buffers on motorh.-innerb.v.l. (Engine Hood)-> diam 25 mm   113 987 04 40
Safety hook (Engine Hood)   113 880 00 64
Stop screw (Engine Hood)   100 880 00 17
Grommet, hood release (Engine Hood)   110 997 03 81
Fuel tank (82 ltr.) (Fuel Tank)   113 470 07 01
Brake hose rear left (Brake Lines)   000 428 93 35
Brake hose rear right (Brake Lines)   000 428 31 35->0004282635
Brake hose, front (Brake Lines)   000 428 66 35->1234280535
Clamp (Brake Lines)   000 428 03 73
Brake cable (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   113 420 00 85
Levers (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   110 427 01 13
Pin (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   126 292 00 74
Return spring (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   198 993 02 10
Hand brake cable LHS 250/280SL (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   113 420 03 85->1134200785
Hand brake cable RHS 250/280SL (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   113 420 04 85->113 420 08 85
Fuse, rope to bearing support (Pistol Grip Hand Brake)   000 994 07 51
Cuff purl.br.seilz.an Lagerfl   108 427 05 96
Cuff re.Br.seilz.an Lagerfl.   108 427 06 96
Rubber guide (Fuel Pump)   111 476 03 84
Fuel return line (Fuel Tank)   113 470 02 64
Sealing ring (Propeller Shaft)    184 411 00 80
Rubber mounting for propeller shaft (Propeller Shaft)   180 413 02 12
Ball bearings (Propeller Shaft)   001 981 12 25, 003 981 23 25, 002 981 29 25
Universal joint cross (Propeller Shaft)   111 410 00 31
Plug with filter (Fuel Tank)   111 470 06 86
Gasket (Fuel Tank)   110 471 01 80
Rubber mat, LHS (Lining and Covering)   113 684 09 02
Rubber mat, RHS (Lining and Covering)   113 684 08 02
Rubber buffer (Lining and Covering)   000 987 94 40
Round clamp cover plate on Instrt. (Lining and Covering)   001 988 90 78
Escutcheon, steering lock (Lining and Covering)   110 689 01 80
Rubber ring for escutcheon (Lining and Covering)   110 689 00 98
Moulding, front fender LH   113 698 01 80
Moulding, front fender RH   113 698 02 80
Moulding, RH   113 698 12 80
Link guide (Doors)   121 987 02 37
Opener handle inner LH   1107660319 ?
Plastic insert LHS (Doors)   1087660390
Plastic insert RHS (Doors)   1087660490
Window winder handle (Doors)   110 760 02 02
Spacer washer (Doors)   108 768 01 13
Aluminum moulding, door RHS aluminum moulding   113 728 02 35
Aluminum moulding, door LHS (Doors)   113 728 01 35
Bonnet badge (Interior Appointments)   113 817 00 16
Capsule - chrome-plated (Electrical System Headlamp, Radio)   111 824 00 72
Cap nut (wiper arm on axle)   000 824 11 72
Cigarette lighter insert (Electical System - Taillight)   11 120 825 04 51
Door contact switch (Electical System - Taillight)   000 821 04 52
Headlight 113 without trim ring / repro.   113 820 04 61
Gasket for headlight (Electrical System Headlamp, Radio)   000 826 31 80
Electric pump (Electrical System Headlamp, Radio)   108 869 00 21
Joint cover for front bumper (Rocker Panel And Bumper)   113 885 00 23
Engine mounting (Engine Suspension)   180 220 06 30
Engine mounting (Engine Suspension)   120 223 04 12
Bellow for engine mounts (Engine Suspension)   111 224 00 82
Washer (Engine Suspension)   121 224 00 84
Washer 3 mm thick (Engine Suspension)   316 421 05 52
Washer 5mm thick (Engine Suspension)   136 224 05 66
Stopping plate (Engine Suspension)   121 223 04 31
Rubber buffer (Engine Suspension)   121 987 03 39
Hexagon bolt (Engine Suspension)   127 220 00 71
Protective cap for wiper-indicator switc (Steering)   113 462 00 96
Gasket (Steering)   113 462 02 80
Hub pad black (Steering)   111 460 03 42
Universal joint   113 460 00 57
Twin contact carbon   1074640143
Boot (Steering)   1164620096
Master brake cylinder   002 430 28 01
Grommet (Control)   183 997 00 81
Radiator guard left (Engine Hood)   113 880 03 85
Radiator guard grille, right (Engine Hood)   113 880 04 85
Speedo dial face km/h   ??
Handle,gearshift,black    113 267 00 10
Rubber buffer, lower ctrl arm   111 333 02 65
Bracket, sunvisor'67->,cream-grey    113 811 02 40
Lock washer (Lining, Covering and Screws)   000 994 00 48
Fitting kit for trims 275300 + 275400   275351
Label set, 9 piece, self adh.   299950
Closing disc    113 987 24 44
Push button, black    113 427 00 22
Shock absorber, front (Springs and Suspension)   113 320 00 30
Repair kit torsion bar (Springs and Suspension)   110 320 00 47
Rubber buffer (Front Axle)   112 333 01 65
Repair kit front wheel bearing (Front Axle)   107 330 00 51
Sealing ring (Front Axle)   181 333 01 80
Sealing ring (Front Axle)   120 333 01 80
Conical bead lubrication head   71 412 008 200
Tie rod (Front Axle)   107 330 01 03
Repair kit front axle carrier (Front Axle)   113 586 00 33
Guide rod (Front Axle)   111 330 03 30
Rubber mounting (Front Axle)   110 322 15 85
Drag link, center (Steering)   110 460 02 05
Steering shock absorber (Steering)   000 463 35 32
Steering arm repair kit   126 460 08 19 ?
Rubber mounting 21mm (Springs and Suspension)   110 329 00 85
Rubber mounting top of rear spring 30mm   108 325 01 85
Rubber mounting lower   110 325 01 85
Rubber buffer (Springs and Suspension)   110 320 05 44
Supplement (Springs and Suspension)   113 325 01 84
Shock absorber, rear (Springs and Suspension)   108 326 01 00
Bushing (Rear Axle)   180 351 01 50
Rear axle boot / solid (Rear Axle)   110 357 04 91
Ball bearring (Rear Axle)   001 981 15 25 112 333 01 65
Cylindrical roller bearing for right rear axle shaft (Rear Axle)   000 981 05 06
Rep. kit, rear axle sealing (Rear Axle)   111 350 00 68
Rubber ring (Rear Axle)   180 351 09 86
Expansion plug 20 DIN 443 (Rear Axle)   000 000 004 125->N000000 006531
Hex screw (Rear Axle)   180 997 04 30
Lock (Rear Axle)   180 994 01 12
Rubber mounting (Rear Axle)   110 350 13 75
Rubber mounting (Rear Axle)   111 351 04 48
Rubber mounting (Rear Axle)   110 352 10 65


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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2019, 14:39:49 »
Wow what I list.

My experience is only one restoration but I  finding its best for me to order the parts I’m batches slightly ahead of when I plan on installing them. That way I am able to still return something that is the wrong part or doesn’t fit well for some reason.
John Krystowski
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1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2019, 14:49:10 »
"Restoration". This word can be interpreted different ways.
I have "restored" quite a few vintage motorcycles. One thing I hear a lot is, that people frown upon replacing "old" parts with new, NOS ones. The hardcore restorers say that anybody can bolt together a bunch of new parts, but the true value in a restoration lies in "restoring" the original parts. That is a fine line you walk then.
Some parts can not be saved and some parts are more expensive to restore than a replacement. And I have seen some "over-restored" original parts.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2019, 15:33:23 »
That list of parts to order will be quite pricey, hopefully you have a good source!
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2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
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