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Parts / For Sale: 2 Rear Windshields For W110/W111/W112 Sedan
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:58:46 PM »
I have two rear windshields for sale for the W110/W111/W112 sedans. They are non-tinted and made of laminated glass.

$100 each. Local pickup only in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

I was at a wrecking yard a couple hours away from my house in Arizona and saw some fintails. This is the same yard where I scored the sunroof top. They've got a 1965 W112 300SE Coupe. Someone didn't know what they had.

Huge M189 fuel injected 6 cylinder engine with air compressor for the air suspension.

It appears someone already got the air bagged disc brake rear axle.

Sunroof mechanism is all there and doesn't seem rusted.

Rough interior, but still some scarce parts.

Parts / For Sale: Air Conditioning Compressor Bracket
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:58:51 PM »
I'm selling an air conditioning compressor bracket removed from a 1965 Mercedes-Benz W111 220 with M180 6 cylinder gasoline engine. It should fit other cars with M180 engines such as 220/S ponton, 220/S/E fintail, 230/S fintail, and possibly 230SL pagoda.

It may even fit the 4 cylinder gasoline engines, but I do not know. It's not recommended for diesel engines due to it not having rubber spacers to absorb engine vibration.

This will fit common York compressors, however you can easily install a modern and efficient Sanden with the use of a commonly-found adapter bracket.

Comes with the required spacers and support bar. York compressor NOT included unless you want to pay for the extra shipping cost. I do still have the Mark IV air conditioning unit (not included), but you probably wouldn't want it because it's a bit rough and sticks out really far on these cars.

The price is $160USD plus shipping from Phoenix, Arizona, USA to anywhere in the world.

Well, this is strange... This is clearly the same door that is currently on my 220. It wasn't on the car when I got it, but I installed it, and it's on there now. Check out the unreal price of $1,490!

Picture from the ad:

Picture of the door before I put it back on the car:

Picture of the door on my car:

Vehicles / Ambulance At Pick-N-Pull
« on: April 24, 2020, 12:19:09 PM »
So sad... I can't believe it. I followed this ambulance for a while and somehow it ended up at Pick-N-Pull in Canada. I could use a few parts off of it.

I guess the owner gave up on it. Such a shame because it could have been pieced back together with a non-rusty sedan and a good metal worker.

This is how it looked when it was in service:

Vehicles / 1967 W110 RHD Universal Is Finally Up For Sale
« on: December 19, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
Well, well, well... Some of you may remember this right hand drive wagon I was trying to buy a year ago that was in a field in New Mexico, but the seller stopped responding:

Here's a right hand drive 1967 W110 Universal. The seller contacted me and didn't know what to ask for it but said I was welcome to make an offer. It's rust-free, complete, and runs. I told him I was interested in it and didn't hear back for a while. I figured it would be an awesome car to daily drive to replace my 1980 W116 300SD while I restore the Universal I currently have. I didn't even have a chance to make an offer and when he responded, he said he decided to list it on eBay for top dollar and would start the bidding at $10,000. So, I imagine it will show up there if he gets around to it.

The same seller has a 230S with a sunroof for $1,500. But once again, I'm not getting any response to my emails. Maybe it will show up on eBay, too. Oh, well. It looks like it has rust issues, anyway.

As you can imagine, I'm pretty bummed out about not being able to make anything happen. I have the money, but people won't take it for whatever reason. And then on the other hand, I'm finding cars that would kinda-sorta work, but then they are a long distance away and the sellers want top dollar for them. I search Mercedes forums, classified ads, eBay, and Craigslist nationwide daily. It might get to the point where I just give up on fintails because it's getting too difficult and too expensive these days.

It's finally listed on eBay, but it's currently in Texas. The paint sure cleaned up nicely.

Parts / For Sale: Left Side W111/W111 Sedan Taillight Bulb Holder
« on: June 04, 2019, 09:36:59 PM »
This is a used left side taillight bulb holder that fits 1959-1968 Mercedes-Benz W111 and W112 chassis sedans, such as the 220S, 220SE, 230S, and 300SE. The seal is bad and some of the fiber washers are damaged. Not working, for repair. I'm asking $15 plus shipping from Surprise, Arizona, 85374, USA.

Parts / For Sale: W110 190D/200D Valve Cover
« on: June 03, 2019, 05:45:06 PM »
This is a used valve cover that should fit a ponton or fintail 190D or 200D diesel engine. Part number 621-016-11-05. It's been out in the weather but should clean up. Asking $45 plus shipping from Surprise, Arizona, 85374, USA.

Fintails / W111 Coupe With W116 Front End
« on: April 06, 2019, 09:41:57 PM »
Very, very interesting.

It's so bizarre, but someone did a seamless job of it (from the outside). The inner fenders are something else, and it looks like the entire floor section is home-made. It's not even the first time I've seen such a thing.

Fintails / Sightings
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:19:44 AM »
This thread is for fintails that you have seen in person as you've been going about your daily life. I saw this W110 190D in a parking lot as I was stopping to get Indian food at Udupi Cafe in Tempe, Arizona.

Cosmetic / Transplanting And Repairing Seat Nets
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:37:31 PM »
I want to install seat nets from a W123 into a fintail. Where can I get the rivets to do so, and how do I install them? Also, where can I get suitable, durable, round bungee cord to fix the tops so they don't sag?

Will the taillight bulb holders that fit the W110 chassis fit the early stepped taillights on a W111 220b? I know they aren't "correct", and they seem like they would fit on the body, but I wonder if the bulbs will fit behind the lenses without interfering.

I have a pair of broken stepped 220b taillight lenses, which I will need to replace at some point, and the original bulb holders are bent and messed up. It appears the bulb holders that fit the W110 chassis (second picture) are sturdier and easier to find.

Progress / Saving A 1965 W111 220
« on: January 22, 2019, 01:15:02 AM »
I have a rusted out 1967 Mercedes W110 230 Universal wagon that I want to restore, so I've been looking for a non-rusty 1967 or 1968 W111 230S sedan with a sunroof so I can make it into my dream car; a W111 sunroof turbo diesel-powered wagon. There's one that I've been interested in buying for ten years, but it's never worked out and I haven't had any success in finding the right car despite aggressive searching.

Nearly two weeks ago my membership in the Facebook fintail group was approved and I introduced myself. Someone within the group named Troy sent me a friend request and then messaged me saying that he was local and had a complete 1965 Mercedes W111 that he would give to me for free, because his wife wanted it out of the yard, and he wanted to see someone do something with it, rather than scrap it. He said that if I take it, I'm welcome to do whatever I want with it, including restoring it, parting it out, selling it, or trading it. He forewarned me that it had no title, had flat tires, and was stuck in gear. He sent me the following pictures:

I thought it was a great opportunity, but I was really set on a 230S with a sunroof and didn't want to settle for less. I also have limited space and didn't want to bring it here in case the perfect car comes up for sale. But, the body and chrome appeared to be in really good condition, it has the correct bumpers for a wagon, and it at least had a firewall-mounted brake booster and was better suited than an earlier car would be. The cat eye taillights are also really neat, and the price was right. I felt like I would regret it if I passed on it since people seem to want thousands of dollars for rusted out, incomplete cars and it would be good security in case "the right car" doesn't come along at a price I can afford. There's also the possibility that I might be able to trade this one plus cash for the brown sunroof 230S I've been wanting for years. I also made sure that my roommate was okay with me bringing it here.

Parts / Wanted: 14" W108 Chassis Wheels That Take Dog Dish Hub Caps
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:08:06 PM »
I'm looking for at least two W108 chassis wheels that take dog dish hub caps (108 400 00 02). I have two of them and want to end up with a set of five, but I'd be happy to buy up to five of them. I'm not looking to pay crazy eBay prices, so if you have a set that's in your way, let me know what you want for them.

I'm picking up a W111 with 13" wheels with flat tires and it costs a minimum of $100 per tire for ones of the correct size. I think my money would be much better spent buying a set of 14" wheels that will fit the dog dish hub caps and then having the old whitewall tires from my W116 mounted on them.

I'm located in Surprise, Arizona, 85374, USA. Pictures below are of the wheels I want.

I have a theory that a W111 280SE coupe/cabriolet radiator, oil cooler, and fan shroud will fit in a W111 sedan. I know you guys all own one of these. Can someone tell me how wide the radiator opening in the body is for a W111 280SE coupe/cabriolet? The sedans are 23 1/4" wide. It appears to me that the coupes and cabriolets (excluding low grille) are the same. I'm going to be installing a turbo diesel engine and need an oil cooler, and also want it to look stock. It appears the radiator attaches to the body with three screws and a rubber pad in between, while the oil cooler attaches to the body with two screws and a pad in between.

When I looked up the parts on EPC, I get:

Radiator 111 501 00 01

Oil cooler 108 180 02 65

Fan shroud 111 505 01 55

Does this seem correct for a high grille W111 coupe/cabriolet 280SE? Let's use VIN number WDB11102512000330, for example. It's also worth mentioning that the 220 and 250 did not have engine oil coolers mounted next to the radiator, but the 300SE W112 may have. A low grille version would have a wider radiator opening, like a W108, which is 27" wide. I'm also going to be using one of those air cleaners to connect to the turbocharger and so it sucks in cold air from behind the grille.

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