Q, thanx for the response, greatly appreaciated. In lite of posible difficulties i may encounter it may be a job for my mech.
I would also like to replace the spring pads. I will of course replace the frame to mount bushings as you suggested. Are there other rubber componets in the same area that should be replaced on principle? It seems to me the rubber componets are inexpensive & the labor is the driving force on the bottom line of the bill. The vehix in question is a 1982 380SEC somthe componets are surely very near the same as your 1985 380SE. I hope! Thanx again Q. , luigi