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Old 05-03-2019, 08:11 PM
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1965 220SEb Restoration

I'm well into the job, but you can follow my progress on my blog at:

1965 220SEb

Dan
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:56 AM
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I'm well into the job, but you can follow my progress on my blog at:

1965 220SEb

Dan
Nice blog you have going there. The spring removal job is well photographed and explained.

Any chance you can keep this updated with links as you go along? If not, I know I'll definitely forget!

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Old 05-04-2019, 10:05 AM
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Thanks!

I try to document things as best as I can. I have far more photos than I post on the blog, so if there's something you want details on, PM me and I can provide whatever I've got in the way of pictures.

I'll update this thread as I add to the blog. I've been doing that elsewhere but didn't realize there was a "projects" section on PP until now.

I'm well into the rebuilding of the rear axle & suspension and will be posting on that tonight and tomorrow. I just did the following:

Replaced:
Centering rod bushings
Support rod sleeve and bushing
Pinion seal

I did this all in-frame, which a number of people have told me is not possible, as they said the support rod (the big cast arm that goes from the differential to the mount in the front of the trunk) could not be removed without dropping the rear axle out of the car.

I just did it without dropping the rear axle, so it can be done. I'm pretty stoked about this, as I really feared this would be a real nightmare of a job. Other than being a bit brute force, it's not bad at all.

Again, I'll have a major blog post tonight about what I've done so far.

Dn
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:15 PM
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Thanks!

I try to document things as best as I can. I have far more photos than I post on the blog, so if there's something you want details on, PM me and I can provide whatever I've got in the way of pictures.

I'll update this thread as I add to the blog. I've been doing that elsewhere but didn't realize there was a "projects" section on PP until now.

I'm well into the rebuilding of the rear axle & suspension and will be posting on that tonight and tomorrow. I just did the following:

Replaced:
Centering rod bushings
Support rod sleeve and bushing
Pinion seal

I did this all in-frame, which a number of people have told me is not possible, as they said the support rod (the big cast arm that goes from the differential to the mount in the front of the trunk) could not be removed without dropping the rear axle out of the car.

I just did it without dropping the rear axle, so it can be done. I'm pretty stoked about this, as I really feared this would be a real nightmare of a job. Other than being a bit brute force, it's not bad at all.

Again, I'll have a major blog post tonight about what I've done so far.

Dn

Thanks for the update. I'll be doing the same work on my 71 after the engine is done. I'm going slow and easy... could be awhile!
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:38 PM
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Here's the update with the replacement of a pinion seal and all the rubber bits on the rear axle:

Rear Complete!

Dan
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:35 PM
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If I can sneak it in over the weekend with all the Mother's Day festivities, I'm going to replace the rear trailing arm bushings and subframe bushings on the car.

I got the kit with all the new parts from the dealer yesterday and I've been soaking those big bolt heads with Kroil for a few days, so it should be ready....

Dan
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:20 PM
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Trailing arm bushing kit came in on Friday, but I realized I didn't have the lower spring pads for the rear springs, so I'll be putting that off until next weekend...

In the meantime I did a little bit of work on the front passenger door.

It?s In The Cards

Dan

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