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Introductions / Re: Hello from Tucson - 1963
« on: January 24, 2021, 02:06:41 AM »
Welcome to Fintail.org! I hope you enjoy your 190D. I bought a 200D out of desperation and only planned on being able to putt around town in it because of what I'd heard about how slow they supposedly were. It ended up being a daily commuter and multi-state road trip car that would cruise at 80 MPH for hours on end. It made me fall in love with the W110 chassis diesels. It was a lot of fun to operate. If it hadn't rusted apart, I'd probably still be driving it.

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Mechanical / Re: Sway Bar Orientation
« on: January 16, 2021, 01:41:15 PM »
Good that you found out! Another member here went through a similar experience and figured it out. http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/13_Spring_Has_Sprung!.html

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Parts / For Sale: W110 Taillight Bulb Holders
« on: January 07, 2021, 08:26:05 PM »
This is a pair of left and right rear taillight bulb holders removed from a 1961 Mercedes-Benz W110 190. They should fit all W110 fintail chassis, and are in decent condition for the age, but have not been tested. As I was cleaning them, two of the fiber washers that hold the fixture for the tiny bulbs came off, so they need to be somehow secured in place again.

These will not fit an early W111 220b with stepped taillights. I purchased them for my car and found out they wouldn't fit it.

$45 plus shipping from Arizona, USA to anywhere in the world.






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Vehicles / Re: Vehicles For Sale Elsewhere
« on: December 28, 2020, 12:40:35 AM »
Here's an interesting one. Note the VIN...
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1038556203/

-CTH

Wow! It has the Mexican bumpers that I want, though they are a bit rough.

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Parts / Re: 1961 W110 190 In The Wrecking Yard
« on: December 26, 2020, 08:58:03 PM »
So the car has been crushed?
I coulda used the wood from the dash to replace the warped mess my W111 has that needs fixing.

It might still be there. Someone else asked about the wood, too, but I think it has bakelite and plastic instead of wood.

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Parts / Re: 1961 W110 190 In The Wrecking Yard
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:34:32 PM »
More pictures.

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Parts / Re: 1961 W110 190 In The Wrecking Yard
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:33:45 PM »
More pictures.

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Parts / 1961 W110 190 In The Wrecking Yard
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:32:46 PM »
Another fintail dies in a wrecking yard in Phoenix, Arizona. Sadly, this yard wants eBay prices for everything ($300 for bumpers?!), so I wasn't able to save anything. There is just no money to be made, which is sad because there are still good parts.

So, I made a template out of paper so I know where to cut holes in my W111's fenders to add the side-mounted turn signal lights. That was something I could afford.

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Fintails / Re: Mercedes W111 250 Coupe Review
« on: November 27, 2020, 12:11:57 PM »
Excellent video highlighting the W111! Thank you for your contribution. Videos can show show much more than just pictures.

There was a kid I knew just out of high school who daily drove a W111 coupe year-round. Great fun. His father had three gullwings (which he let his 16-year-old daughter drive). All of these cars were purchased for next to nothing, so to say they were a good investment is an understatement.

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Introductions / Re: New to forum from Oregon-1965
« on: November 27, 2020, 01:07:51 AM »
Thanks for joining, and welcome! I really enjoyed my W110 diesel when I had it.

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Parts / Re: Buying Parts from vdc-Teileversorgung
« on: October 29, 2020, 04:04:42 PM »
So how do you get connected with these folks? Web site,Email..........

Here is their website: https://mercedesclubs.de/ . You may need the help of Google Translate if you don't speak German. Contact information: https://mercedesclubs.de/kontakt/kontaktadressen .

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Introductions / Re: New from Michigan
« on: October 29, 2020, 12:56:33 AM »
Welcome, Scott! I enjoyed driving my diesel fintail before it rusted away. I hope you'll get one on the road to relive those memories.

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Introductions / Re: New member in Queretaro, Mexico
« on: October 22, 2020, 12:12:10 AM »
Welcome, Victor! What a beautiful coupe.

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Parts / For Sale: Middle Front Seat Option
« on: October 21, 2020, 03:19:53 PM »
This is a not-commonly-found used center front seat cushion in black leather. I was told it fits W108/W109/W110/W111/W112 sedan, coupe, and cabriolet. It is sold as-is, and you should determine if this will fit your vehicle.

It does NOT fit into a tray like most of the seat adapters for sale, but is a permanent stand-alone item. It has a clip at the bottom rear which slides into the transmission tunnel and then two posts up front which fit into a couple of holes. It is unknown if any mounting hardware is needed.

Great condition for an old part. The black leather is very good and has a spot at the lower front which was touched up with dye. The last picture is for reference only, of a similar item in a W112 coupe. $300 plus shipping from Surprise, Arizona, USA, and I will ship anywhere in the world.






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Introductions / Re: Hello from South Dakota
« on: October 14, 2020, 04:08:34 PM »
Welcome! Your 200D reminds me of mine that I used as a daily driver. I used to drive it from Washington to Utah and back. I loved driving it.

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