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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2019, 07:06:18 AM »
Spent about half an hour this morning flipping the sway bar over so it's in the proper position....thank goodness for taking pictures of everything I do. Bushings sure went in a lot easier this time...

Drove the car and it's like a different vehicle. With the front suspension properly set up it's pretty amazing. The left front was about 2" low when I got it. Now it sits up like it should and it's even across both sides.

Next major job will be tearing into the driveshaft to replace the center bearing, replace the pinion seal, rear springs and a lot of the rubber bits back there. I'm going to schedule that for next month. Meantime I'll take care of some cosmetic stuff.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2019, 09:17:52 PM »
Had time to replace a leaking rear wheel brake cylinder today:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/20_Give_Me_a_Brake.html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2019, 07:27:42 PM »

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2019, 07:33:10 PM »
Replaced center bearing and carrier on the driveshaft today. Trying to figure out how to proceed to get to the pinion seal - buy the "pin wrench" or fabricate one of my own...

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/4/26_I_Got_the_Shaft.html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #80 on: May 05, 2019, 07:36:21 PM »
Not that anyone will notice, since it seems like this place has died a very quiet death, I replaced a leaky pinion seal and all of the rubber bits on the rear axle:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/5/4_Rear_Complete!.html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #81 on: May 05, 2019, 08:02:23 PM »
Pretty fascinating. I'm doing the same thing (sealing up differential and pressing on driveshaft center bearing) on a W116. It's similar in some ways and very different in others. If only the cars we buy would have the same attention done and it all documented in a blog like this.
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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #82 on: May 05, 2019, 09:33:18 PM »
Pretty fascinating. I'm doing the same thing (sealing up differential and pressing on driveshaft center bearing) on a W116. It's similar in some ways and very different in others. If only the cars we buy would have the same attention done and it all documented in a blog like this.

Probably the most fulfilling part of doing this was discovering that I didn't have to drop the rear axle to remove the support arm, despite several people telling me it couldn't be done in-frame.  Apparently that's not the case, as I had no problem doing it whatsoever.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #83 on: May 05, 2019, 10:08:47 PM »
Probably the most fulfilling part of doing this was discovering that I didn't have to drop the rear axle to remove the support arm, despite several people telling me it couldn't be done in-frame.  Apparently that's not the case, as I had no problem doing it whatsoever.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #84 on: May 12, 2019, 03:13:24 PM »

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #85 on: May 12, 2019, 05:12:23 PM »
It's good that you replaced the plastic sheets over the holes in the door. It's also brave of you to replace the door card material. While the old card can usually be flattened out to some extent, having new perfectly flat ones will be nice.
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