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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-31-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 352
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Posted By Coasttocoast
300decel, 3doghouse, Tomguy thanks for the...

300decel, 3doghouse, Tomguy thanks for the positive comments and posting, somehow I missed the notifications.

rwd4ever, I am using the Flaming River rear steer power rack.

I have been driving...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-03-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
The vinyl arrived and the install went pretty...

The vinyl arrived and the install went pretty good. The problem with wrapping with vinyl is that it cannot stretch and shrink to the console in one piece. I used a professional on the dash for this...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-03-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Tomguy, you are absolutely correct, need cup...

Tomguy, you are absolutely correct, need cup holders!

Two were part of my original plan

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Real work has my time...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-22-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Today after a couple more rounds of filler and...

Today after a couple more rounds of filler and sanding I had the shape really close to where it needed to be.

Then traced out the shape on a large sheet of paper for a template and transferred to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-22-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
I knew it would take some time to build the...

I knew it would take some time to build the center console. So many details to take into consideration. Plus working with fiberglass is a bit@%&ch. My second weekend so far on this.
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-15-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
For reference, here is where Iím starting from on...

For reference, here is where Iím starting from on this round,

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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-15-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Started on the last big interior project, the...

Started on the last big interior project, the center console. I want to keep the overall look as close to original as possible. Of course a challenge when Iíve changed the HVAC controls, 2-DIN Audio...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-10-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Thanks and thanks for commenting. The...

Thanks and thanks for commenting.

The Dynamat on the doors, with the new seals, made a huge improvement. Really solid sound when closing.

I still need to install Dynomat and Dynoliner on the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-08-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Restoration continues. New door sills...

Restoration continues.

New door sills arrived, original MB.

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The originals were showing their age, I had...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-04-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
After getting the front and rear portion of the...

After getting the front and rear portion of the headliner glued through the window openings I installed the glass with the new seals. Iím holding off a bit to let the headliner relax before I glue...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-24-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
'69 230 build w/LQ4 swap

Don and Tomguy, thanks for following along and commenting.

Don, have fun on your project, some days I wish I wouldnít have went to this extreme, then others, Iím glad I did.

Once I have it...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-17-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
I finished up most of the chrome. The strip of...

I finished up most of the chrome. The strip of chrome below the front bumper is in bad shape. I’ll probably look for some new pieces, but save for later. I changed the 4 ea outside door glass seals...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-11-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Thanks guys for the support and comments. ...

Thanks guys for the support and comments.

Car was back at the paint shop for a few days, minor touch upís and detailing. I think Iíve got about as much as I can out of the paint shop. Still some...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
'69 230 build w/LQ4 swap

Thanks for the approval!



The color is Ferrari Grigio Ferro



I think the color makes the car more alive, but yet, in the right light, looks close to the original.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Another day of progress on the car. CTD, my...

Another day of progress on the car.

CTD, my chrome bars were all dented up, one reason I was looking at alternatives. Once I get the car all put together I’ll be revisiting the grill. But pretty...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
As I’m putting everything back together I...

As I’m putting everything back together I realized I didnt get the seal between the headlight and the body with the headlights I bought.

Anyone know a place to buy? The part number is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-28-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Thanks guys for your positive comments! ...

Thanks guys for your positive comments!

Still havenít finished the engine tuning for power numbers. The last time I had it at the dyno shop I hadnít charged the A/C and I need to add an overflow...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-26-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Car is back home, took your advice, had a few...

Car is back home, took your advice, had a few drinks!!!

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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-22-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
As of yesterday the paint shop had almost the...

As of yesterday the paint shop had almost the entire car wet sanded down to 2000 grit and were about a third done polishing. They had it outside polishing under a tent, here is a good pic of the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-19-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Today I finished polishing the bumpers. I also...

Today I finished polishing the bumpers. I also degreased, sanded and cleaned the backside and the brackets. Then after masking painted with satin black.
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-18-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Thanks! Yes, excited about putting it back...

Thanks!

Yes, excited about putting it back together, then the driving!

Wet sanding and polishing coming along nicely. For sure should have back home sometime next week.

Going to be...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-16-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
They painted the car yesterday and when I stopped...

They painted the car yesterday and when I stopped by today they had started wet sanding/polishing the clear coat.

So far it look really good. The lighting is not very good in this area and the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-15-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
I stopped by the paint shop this afternoon and...

I stopped by the paint shop this afternoon and took some update pics.

Iím really happy with the steps they have taken. They removed all the doors, the trunk and the hood to properly prep, prime...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-13-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Go for it! Fingers crossed that everything...

Go for it!

Fingers crossed that everything turns out good. The shop is taking all the right steps. They pulled the doors to paint the jambs and door edges.

Here is a pic of the door edge, you...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-06-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Thanks, another week or so and we will see! ...

Thanks, another week or so and we will see!

Here is this weeks progress, they are supposed to finish by the end of this week.
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-30-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Even uglier ...

Even uglier

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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-20-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Itís been a few months since my last post, but I...

Itís been a few months since my last post, but I have been getting some work done.

Steering has still been a pain in my backside!

I have just over 500 miles on the car now, tweaking things here...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-27-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Tomguy and Tomas7, thanks for the compliments and...

Tomguy and Tomas7, thanks for the compliments and taking time to post.

Yes, for some cars I can understand restomoding being a sin, but with the volume of W114ís still on the road today I think...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-22-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
Progress update. I did in fact mess up the...

Progress update.

I did in fact mess up the Flaming River rack by grinding some on the input shaft to try and make it easier to fit the linkage. Sent the rack back to FR and they corrected my...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-16-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,741
Posted By Coasttocoast
I changed out the JL Fabrication oil pan with one...

I changed out the JL Fabrication oil pan with one from Canton.

The Canton pan required some cutting and welding back to fit around the lower A arms, but a better pan.

Didn't end up having to...
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