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EugeneGroysman

USA
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Posted - 03/05/2014 :  00:10:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More pics.
PS: How do I identify correct paint number/color for my car? Any suggestions?
















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mtrei

USA
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Posted - 03/05/2014 :  01:39:29  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EugeneGroysman

PS: How do I identify correct paint number/color for my car? Any suggestions?


The third photo on the first page of this thread shows the option tag.

The paint code is 423, which is tobacco brown.


Edited by - mtrei on 03/05/2014 01:43:38
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EugeneGroysman

USA
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Posted - 04/28/2014 :  01:08:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We found another rust spot... Guys at the shop are not happy about fixing it:)







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Art Love

Australia
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Posted - 04/28/2014 :  02:07:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did they say why? I was looking at the old thread on #4426 because I thought it was that car that we repaired/replaced that air plenum in, but the last page of pictures were lost when the website crashed a while ago, so I can't just refer you to that thread. I'll post a few shots here. For that car, we used a donor cowl from a 280S W108 that I had spare. If you don't have access to a donor and your people aren't happy about welding in there, another solution is to grind away all the loose rust, use a rust converter to neutralize any remaining rust and then line the chamber with fibreglass. The advantage of fibreglass is that it totally excludes oxygen as it dries on a dry metal surface.




































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EugeneGroysman

USA
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Posted - 05/07/2014 :  15:07:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for replies.
The shop is using this to glue a patch over rusted spot.



Slowly but surely the car is getting ready for paint.




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EugeneGroysman

USA
120 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2014 :  16:04:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Painting is done. I moved my car to upholstery shop.



I ordered interior from GAHH Upholstery.






One pocket is done!











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Martin L

Australia
325 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2014 :  00:49:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Eugene.

How is the restoration going?
Any updates?

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420SEL W126
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EugeneGroysman

USA
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Posted - 11/25/2014 :  00:54:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slowly but surely my car gets new interior. I will make good pics when I get it back home.


















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Martin L

Australia
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Posted - 11/29/2014 :  00:23:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the update. Will be great to see the finished product!

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420SEL W126 Sold
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560SEL #435064 300HP Full hydro suspension
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EugeneGroysman

USA
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Posted - 11/30/2014 :  10:15:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying to figure out how to put armrest together. A leather cover looks odd(cheap). I don't like the way it closes with velcro in the back. Upholstery shop lost original covers.. no way to compare. Please help.


























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EugeneGroysman

USA
120 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2014 :  22:22:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got my car back home! Drove it around my house..it is fast!










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Ron B

Australia
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Posted - 06/06/2015 :  21:17:02  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
They originally had a zipper,not velcro.

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Originally posted by EugeneGroysman

Trying to figure out how to put armrest together. A leather cover looks odd(cheap). I don't like the way it closes with velcro in the back. Upholstery shop lost original covers.. no way to compare. Please help.


























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quote:
12-14-2004, 11:49 PM #8
Tom Hanson
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What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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Aaron H

USA
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Posted - 06/22/2015 :  23:13:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron, I disagree with your last comment. I'll explain why.... Zippers weren't regularly employed on the arm rests until sometime in the 1972-1973 era with the introduction of the W116, W107, and the second generation of the W114/W115. All W108 and W109 armrests covered in leather OR velour were blind stitched on the back. That is, they were sewn shut to where you couldn't see the hem. The W108 cars that had MB Tex covered arm rests are the ones that had usually had zippers....and if you see a 6.3 with MB TEX but has a leather code on the data card, then something is askew.

I have seem W116 and W114/W115 cars with leather interiors that had both zippers and blind stitching. I've not been able to find any consistency with relation to VIN, etc.

This blind stitch I speak of.....it's becoming nearly impossible to find someone that knows how to do this. It's not hard, and it's the only way to do it right. My point here is to make sure your upholsterer knows how to do this kind of work before they're hired out to do the interior.
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EugeneGroysman

USA
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Posted - 07/21/2015 :  23:40:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally, I had time to work on my car!
Here some pics of small progress I made today.
Tutorials are from youtube videos. Recommended as two people DIY.
I've never done this before but I managed to do it by myself.












From inside the car



Final result, front



and back



I made a couple of laps around my block. Transmission slips. I added ATF, some improvement but still slips.
How to check and add ATF correctly? Any recommendations to fix it. Thanks, Eugene.


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Art Love

Australia
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Posted - 07/22/2015 :  00:05:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eugene,

Great to see your progress. The correct way to check the ATF level is to have the engine running at operating temperature and check the level of the ATF with the engine running and the gear shift in Park. It should be between the two marks on the Auto dip stick. If the level is low, the shift will slip and flair, especially when going round corners.

Two things bother me in your pictures. I am worried that you have not replaced the chrome cover plates on the A pillars before you installed the windscreen. I can't see the left one - looks like body colour- in the close up. Justin nearly did this on #5810 before I stopped the installation. I don't think you will get the chrome A pillar covers on with the windscreen seal in place. Difficult at least. I also believe that you should install the chromed alloy trim strip into the groove in the windscreen rubber prior to installation. Same difficulty with trying to put it in with the windscreen in place. Maybe someone else has achieved that. Others may wish to comment.




Art

Edited by - Art Love on 07/22/2015 20:10:25
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