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Old 08-03-2007, 10:56 AM
Arnett Arnett is offline
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Questions about '73 450SL

Greetings. Recently, I obtained my fathers 1973 450SL (he is original owner). I have lots of great memories in this car from when I was a kid, so it holds a special place for me. Unfortunately my old man never really took good care of this car. Most of the mechanical work was done by a buddy of his that owns a garage in the little town he lives in so the quality of repairs is less than stellar. The interior is shot and is in dire need of replacement (cracked dash, ripped seats, broken door panels and the console is falling apart). Also the soft top is in need of replacement. The car seems to run OK since I replaced the injectors but still vapor locks a bit (I know this is common for the 4.5) and it uses a bit of oil. I plan on restoring this car over the next few years so when my sons get old enough they can enjoy it as I did and plan on doing most (if not all) of the work myself.

My questions are, what would be a good place to get the replacement parts for the interior and what manuals/books would benefit me to help me achieve the restore? I am very good with cars but have never worked on anything like this. I have no doubt in my abilities just in my knowledge of these cars. Also if anyone knows of any useful websites that may help.
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