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Old 11-09-2008, 10:00 PM
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108 axle neaded

WTB rear axle neaded (complete) From a 108 se or a sel 4.5 V8 to fit in my 280 SL . The diff ratio is 3.27 which should be marked on the lower drivers side caseing of the diff housing .Can anyone help me to obtain an axle ? There just ain't that many 108s here in Scotland . Regards Colin
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:30 AM
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Not in Scotland you won't ;)

Hi Colin

From my experience there are probably about a dozen W108s in scotland...period so I would build up too many hopes of getting one locally. There is a guy down south who specialises in breaking these and other earlier (and modern for that matter) Mercs. I've bought things like trim and small bits and pieces off him. He's ok if a little absent minded at times. I'm at work right now but I'm sure I have his e-mail address etc at home on the pc. I don't think it would be a big deal to get an axle shipped up from him via Palletways or equivalent. If you want his details give me a shout back.


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Old 11-10-2008, 08:42 AM
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I have a 4.5 w109 that I'm parting out if that would work for you, but I'm not sure how to cheaply ship something that large and heavy to you. If you have any ideas, by all means let me know.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:41 AM
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W109 rear axle is not swappable wit W108 chassis
Save it for the W109 guys
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:26 AM
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Thumbs up 108/109

Thanks, Yes I know I have to use a 108 but not a 109 for the conversion I am still optimistic that one will turn up eventually on this site .Regards Colin
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:26 PM
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How hard is that part to pull and how much would it cost to ship? The reason I ask is because I work at a junkyard and we have a W108 in the yard. I pulled some other parts off it for a member here. So far getting it shipped has been a headache (mailed it Saturday then had the post office kick it back to me because the box started leaking-repacked it so that any additional oil should be contained and will mail again tomorrow).
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:13 AM
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Not too hard to pull but a monster to ship. I had mine listed for months with no interest (until of course I chopped it up )
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