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Old 03-16-2016, 07:46 PM
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w108 front control arm bushings

I just replaced the eccentric pin at the utboard edge of the upper control arm and noticed that there is play in the inner bushings. Are there rubber bushings there, or is it a different arrangement? Could someone let me know the MB part number, so I can find it?
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:49 AM
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http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/vintage-mercedes/348299-1963-w111-fintail-front-caliper-ate-bendex.html
Are you referring to the image in post #19
1963 W111 Fintail Front Caliper - ATE or Bendex?

The assembly labeled "400"? There should be no lateral play, only up/down movement.
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Are you referring to the control arm inner pivots? The caps on the ends thread onto the threaded shaft. There are rubber seals that cover the junction of the shaft into the cap. There should be no play at all.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:23 AM
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Yes, the upper a-arm pivots. Which parts wears out when there is play?
I think number 306 on the draving, looks like a sleeve.
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The caps and shaft form the pivot. If that is what is truly worn out they would need to be replaced as a set. I can take some pictures of it off the car if you like
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:45 PM
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Well, there is play there, so they must be worn. I don't suppose the play can be adjusted out. Pics would be great!
Any chance you have a part number?
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:13 PM
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This kind of shows the arrangement. The shaft threads into the ID of the caps and the OD of the cap threads onto the control arm. No idea on part#-I think you would be less expensive with used control arms.

W108 W110 Mercedes Benz Upper Control Arm | eBay
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:39 PM
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Thanks! I found a kit on a German site for 415 Euros. Ouch...
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