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Parts / WANTED: 300SE sedan side trim
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:41:41 AM »
Long shot, I know... I'm accumulating parts to build a W112 300SE "Tribute" with a 4.5 running gear, and I'm in need of all the side trim- fender arch trims, beltline trim, rocker trim. I already have the '300SE' air vent trims and "enclosed" trunk badge. Most critical is the trim at the front of the rear wheel openings- if necessary, I *could* fabricate the rest. I don't care if the trim needs minor straightening or polishing.

I'm using a 1964 220SE sliding roof body with a bad engine for this. I have an entire W109 air suspension system and correct rear axle, so yes, I'm going full Monty. ;D

Let me know what you may have. Thanks much!

Off-Topic / Off Topic- W108, but not really...
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:59:32 PM »
I have a good customer with a Graphite Grey on red interior 1967 200D that I restored and hot- rodded for him as a daily driver work car.

Now- before anyone goes off, by "hot rodded" I mean an MB "crate" 1983 240D engine that I adapted to look factory and a 5 speed from a European W114 with the early style 3 rod shifter with the chrome shift rod and ball. This car was a TON of fabricating but it came out really nice and has been his favorite road car since 2010...

But to the point: We've been discussing changing the R&P to a taller gear since this car will actually bark the tires in 1 and 2, but doesn't really exhibit much difference between 4-5. So, the logical choice is a W108 4.5 rear end, which I have for him.

But now, since I rebuilt the engine in his W113 280SL to Euro specs, he's decided he wants to put that diff under the 280SL because the car needs lower RPMs to take advantage of the engine power on the high end.

Since I have a source that sells 3.28 ring and pinion sets for early drum brake cars, I figured no problem- only now when I went to order they've gone out of stock with no restock date available!

So- the question is... does anyone have a 4.5 parts car with a good differential they'd be willing to part with- or know of another source for this 3.28 R&P set for early cars?

PM me or email me direct at, or hit me up here.

Squiggle, if you'd rather move this to "parts" that's fine- I wasn't sure where this should go since I am essentially asking about W108 parts. ;)

Cosmetic / Mercedes Paint Codes or Mercedes Farbcodes
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:13:44 AM »
This is an excellent reference I've used for years. All the Fins are here but so are Pontons and other models including late ones. If you have a translation question you can PM me.

On your data tags the color code will usually be preceded by a "G" or an "H" rather than "DB".  This tells us if the paint supplier was Glasurit or Herbert. (There may be others I'm not aware of, esp. on newer cars)

Hope you find this link useful.

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