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230slhouston

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Starting my restoration now
« on: June 08, 2020, 01:47:53 »
I will start posting pictures whenever I get a chance.
Started working on the suspension. Spend a few a hours blasting. Epoxy primes and painted today with Eastwood Satin 2k chassis black.

kampala

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Re: Starting my restoration now
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 09:42:33 »
Looking great.  Amazing amount of work. 
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280sl - 1971 - Auto - LSD

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Re: Starting my restoration now
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 12:55:28 »
Looks like just the right amount of shine.   Very nice.
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Re: Starting my restoration now
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 13:03:40 »
Looking great. Takes me back to where I was at this time three summers ago.
RB

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Re: Starting my restoration now
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 12:40:27 »
Nice work. 

230slhouston

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Re: Starting my restoration now
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 20:46:50 »
Picture of assembled suspension. Will install the leaf spring and stabilizer bar plus complete dotology after install.
All new parts. I used Febi kingpins. Only issue was, I had to use the original knuckles. I could not get a spacer to work even after sanding. Seemed like the taper of the new knuckle was off.
Next job, differential. As my wife says this is a labor of love!?

230slhouston

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Re: Starting my restoration now
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 17:26:42 »
Some pictures of the differential prep. I blasted the items (Except the pinion housing) and used Eastwood paint.
I bought most of the seals and rubber items from Mercedes directly online - www.mynewbenzparts.com. Prices seem to be reasonable (at least what I tell my wife  ;)). Also bought the sleeve mounting from KKMFG. Starting the assembly and will post pictures as I go.
Made a tool out of pipe to install the trailing are bushing.