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    Re: rear end install

    Ok, back on its wheels! yeah. I installed the center through the trunk post first then the rubber on the two struts then the outside compressed springs. Then the shocks. All went smooth!
    thanks all!
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    Re: rear end install

    Ok, I am ordering another spring compressor (external this time), I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Re: rear end install

    Hmmm spring compressors wrong size...I'll return those...ok got the springs in place without the shocks. Jacked up the control arm but the angle it is at makes impossible to slide the rubber into the...
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    Re: rear end install

    Talc worked great! thanks. I ended up taking the springs off the arms in order to finally allow the center support into place with a plate retainer ring and nut! Tomorrow I will install the springs...
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    rear end install

    I am installing my rear end by lifting it up into place. The springs are in place (without the shocks). My question is that I have a new rubber block for the center support that I am trying to...
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    Re: Visor Upholstery

    I'll give it a shot
    thanks
    Frank
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    Re: Visor Upholstery

    I might be able to find one in Tucson, but shouldn't I find someone who has done this before?
    thanks
    Frank
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    Visor Upholstery

    The upholsterer who did my seats, dash, etc. told me that he does not have the machine to do the special stitching on the visors. I contacted Heritage, but they prefer to do only full restorations...
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    Re: Rear axle or bust

    I made a imprint of the tops of the pinion nut with a piece of paper and I will cut those marks out. I am guessing that a 6 pt socket will be better because it is thicker. Oh did you have a chance to...
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    Re: Rear axle or bust

    Should I used a impact socket or will a regular socket do (with the 1/2" impact wrench I have)? I measured it and it looks like a 7/8" or 22 metric will work. Does it matter if it is a deep socket ?...
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    Re: Rear axle or bust

    I will need a 4' cheater bar on my ratchet??? Is it that hard to remove? It looks like you cut up a hardened socket.
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    Rear axle or bust

    Hi all,
    I am finally going to tackle the rear axle... but while I am reading up, etc. on that I was going to take my drive shaft in to be balanced etc. In order to do that I need the flange off the...
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    Re: Hood on Ebay

    Sorry, hope I didn't ruin the sale for you! We would still love a visit from you, Sept Convention!!!

    Frank
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    Hood on Ebay

    Some one is selling a hood on Ebay for $12, yes $12. Local pickup only in Superior Wisconsin

    a hood to a 1959 190 sl mercedez benz
    ( 322216434191 )

    Anyone need a hood in Wisconsin???

    wow
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  15. Thread: Info

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    Re: Info

    How does the turn out look so far?

    Frank
  16. Re: Can you date these... a quiz in three parts...

    Thanks all!
  17. Re: Can you date these... a quiz in three parts...

    The intake with the slit also has a round over next to the split. This round over and split were done after it came from the factory? Regardless, the one with the split will pass as original...
  18. Can you date these... a quiz in three parts...

    Hi all, I have three Air Intake pipes, don't ask... My 190sl is chassis # 10022197. From the Parts manual it looks like all three air intakes are 121 090 04 29, Table 9 (post chassis # 5500709). My...
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    Re: Torque wrench Warning

    From all that I have read here, I think I should get two torque wrenches, lower range and higher range. Can any one tell me the total range needed to work on the 190sl? Does Craftsman make a good...
  20. Thread: VIN help

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    Re: VIN help

    My "VIN" number on my title is 000110, as soon as I get it back together, I have a trip planned to MVD...lol. I do have all the old paperwork, I am hoping the inspector is in a good mood that day......
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    Re: Lining top box

    Yeah, I found a surround on Ebay for a reasonable price and reasonable shipping, needs complete restoration but from the pictures, the metal looks ok... I let you all know how it goes
    Frank
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    Re: Rear end dolly

    Thanks!
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    Rear end dolly

    Hi all,
    I am in the process of disassembling my rear end, it is already off the car. I want to be prepared with a dolly when I reassemble (after cleaning, painting, replace rubber, etc.). I could...
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    Can't find this as a option anywhere

    Is this a option or a aftermarket?, it used metric screws and similar attention to detail, so I assume a option, but I can't find it anywhere on this site...

    thanks for any help for the story...
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    Re: The "Status" of Star Quality

    Hi all, I purchased four invoices of parts (approx $2500.00 total) from Star Quality in 2000. I have lost my invoices and I am trying to recover them, any chance that Star Quality or whatever it...
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