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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2019, 03:04:11 PM »
Got some sill mats, a door cleaned up and a door check lubed, rear seat installed:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/3/24_Be_Seated.html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2019, 09:07:32 PM »
Beautiful!

As far as the staining goes... go to World Upholstery and order vinyl dye in a spray can that matches your interior color code:
http://worlduph.com/others/dye/

I've used these extensively- and they ARE an EXACT match.

Get a can of the cleaner/ prep and use that first after a good scrubbing, then spray your dye. Take your time. I've been able to restore interiors and even change color in a pinch with this stuff- Yes, it's expensive... but cheaper than the alternative and looks just as good. I've touched up stains on seats with it as well. No problems with it coming off or wearing through with the proper prep.
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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #63 on: March 26, 2019, 02:49:48 PM »
I'm really impressed by the progress on this car. I'm looking forward to some good pictures of the interior and exterior of the vehicle after you've got all the work completed.
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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2019, 11:28:51 AM »
Have the day off so I figured I should do some work on the car after being away for a week:

Here's what I've done so far:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/8_Proper_Compensation.html

Going over to the dealer to pick up my steering wheel next...

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2019, 04:29:12 PM »
Haha, that was creative. I'd say it was a risky way of doing it, but the last time I removed one of these, all I did was lift up the rear of the car, undid the bolts that hold on the bracket, and then watched the spring fly out with a "BANG!"
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« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2019, 08:06:14 PM »
Haha, that was creative. I'd say it was a risky way of doing it, but the last time I removed one of these, all I did was lift up the rear of the car, undid the bolts that hold on the bracket, and then watched the spring fly out with a "BANG!"

While the compensating spring on the rear is nowhere near as powerful as a suspension spring, I've seen the damage they can do when their stored energy is released. I'm not about to let a spring go nuts under my car in close proximity to things like a fuel tank and brake lines. There were far more tie wraps than necessary, so I wasn't worried about it letting go. When I was finished I dropped the old spring into the trash can still tied up. A nice present for the landfill. Let's call it "Spring Surprise".

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Anyway, I got the steering column top end all sorted tonight in preparation for the installation of the new steering wheel:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/10_Free_Wheeling.html

Shifter is nice and tight and upper bearing all clean and repacked with fresh grease.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2019, 06:55:50 PM »
New steering wheel installed along with the from passenger door check:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/11_A_Wheely_Great_Day!.html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2019, 09:23:41 PM »
The steering wheel is amazing. I like the detail work like painting the door check straps to match.
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« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2019, 04:14:48 AM »
The steering wheel is amazing. I like the detail work like painting the door check straps to match.

I just had to paint the door checks. There's nothing glaringly obvious that they've been replaced than seeing the cadmium plated strap of a new part.....

Interestingly, the steering wheel is a slightly different design than the original. The wheel itself is "fatter" in the sense that the diameter of the material is larger by a few millimeters. There's also two small relief grooves around the circumference of it on the front side, where the original has no grooves. You would never know this if you didn't have both to compare.

I'm still planning on restoring my original steering wheel. At least now I can put it aside and do it later.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2019, 10:36:52 AM »
I just had to paint the door checks. There's nothing glaringly obvious that they've been replaced than seeing the cadmium plated strap of a new part.....

Interestingly, the steering wheel is a slightly different design than the original. The wheel itself is "fatter" in the sense that the diameter of the material is larger by a few millimeters. There's also two small relief grooves around the circumference of it on the front side, where the original has no grooves. You would never know this if you didn't have both to compare.

I'm still planning on restoring my original steering wheel. At least now I can put it aside and do it later.

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It looks like you purchased a 1966-1967 steering wheel, which was slightly thicker than the previous version and had the two grooves. The steering wheel your car was made with is part number 112 460 01 03 and was available from 1959-1965, and then in 1966 they went to the type you recently installed (112 460 05 03). At least you have the half-moon shaped horn ring which was standard on the 1966-1967 wheel--I think it appeared mid-1965 to replace the full circle type.
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« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2019, 10:43:06 AM »
Interesting, thanks for the background on this. It looks like the old steering wheel superseded to the later wheel in the EPC.

I like the older wheel better, as itís a bit thinner than the later one.

So much for cosmetics - Iím doing the front springs and sway bar bushings this weekend. Back to the physical stuff for the near future....

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2019, 11:40:27 AM »
EPC shows part number 112 460 01 03 ($1,040 MSRP, $706.80 from online dealership) as valid for up to chassis 078952, and 112 460 05 03 ($1,070 MSRP, $368 from online dealership) as valid from 078953.
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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Spring has sprung! Replaced the front springs and sway bar bushings today!

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/13_Spring_Has_Sprung!.html

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