A Universal discussion..

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Lance » Thu 26 May, 2016 6:53 pm

Watch out for stowaways on the return trip. :laughing6:
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Sun 29 May, 2016 8:42 pm

i wish i could get those rubber mats for Right hand drive W110 and W111's.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by kentapenta » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:10 pm

Lance wrote:Watch out for stowaways on the return trip. :laughing6:
A Swedish guy walk in deep sh-t because of that.
He took some passengers from Berlin, from an app on the phone to share the cost.
He did check their passports that seems to be alright.
But when they came to Denmark, suddenly one of the passengers had no passport.
Only the cost for lawyer was about 12.000 Euro for him.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by kentapenta » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:14 pm

Mercmad wrote:i wish i could get those rubber mats for Right hand drive W110 and W111's.
Yes they look good.
I bought them from DBdepot in Germany via Ebay.de
For me it was about 300 Euro.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by 70499 » Sat 10 Sep, 2016 10:50 pm

A few brochures in the current Automobilia Ladenburg dogalogue.

http://www.autotechnikauktion.de/mg/kat ... UTTON=find
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by kentapenta » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 5:11 am

A good photo of my Binz.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by AMG » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 6:02 pm

Lovely. is that Mittelgrün Tundragrün (DB229) ? or DB218 Lindgrün ?
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by John Green » Fri 30 Dec, 2016 10:01 am

Love it... :love4: :love4:
kentapenta wrote:A good photo of my Binz.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by maddin » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 9:08 am

kentapenta wrote:A good photo of my Binz.

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fantastic!!!! Great effort...very cool colour too!
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by kentapenta » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 9:31 am

The Binz colorcode is 027 (primer).
We have mixed the color as it was when the car was new.
When I bought the car it was yellow, but ofcourse when I took the car apart I found the original color.

Here´s a beautiful reminder of the summer, as you maybe know it´s winter here in Sweden right now.
I´ve been driving my Universal almost every day for about eight month.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by redlaser » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 9:39 am

Stretched version is a lovely hearse
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by John Green » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 12:32 pm

kentapenta wrote:The Binz colorcode is 027 (primer).
We have mixed the color as it was when the car was new.
When I bought the car it was yellow, but ofcourse when I took the car apart I found the original color.
Mine is 158 White Grey, restoration has stalled at the moment, too much work.. :Doh:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MBSpares/ph ... 7732864991

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Tue 03 Jan, 2017 10:55 am

I know the feeling too well ....

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by kentapenta » Tue 03 Jan, 2017 12:14 pm

Looks very good, you have done the hard part.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by drew56cus » Sat 07 Jan, 2017 9:50 pm

Gee pentakenta, that picture on the wooden bridge is a gem! Very nice.
I have a friend that is rebuilding a ute that was his fathers. The tail gate splits the finnie tail lights so it currently has awful generic trailer lights on the rear end. What it really needs is a set of Universal tail lamps. Do you have any contacts where he could get a pair? They would not have to be perfect, this will be a daily driver not a concours restoration (though you appear to drive a concours restoration most days!).
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by 220SEB » Sat 07 Jan, 2017 10:47 pm

An interesting Universal has turned up on Gumtree :dance:

Apprently one of only two in Aust….

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/torrensv ... 1134591537

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Re: A Universal discussion..

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 5:08 pm

220SEB wrote:An interesting Universal has turned up on Gumtree :dance:

Apprently one of only two in Aust….

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/torrensv ... 1134591537
"....attached photos are from about 10 years ago....." doesn't sound too good.

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by John Green » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:10 pm

Even if moderately rusty, that is not too bad a price...
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 2:20 am

I asked him some question on Gumtree. He provided the following:



The car is still in a pretty good condition. There’s isn’t any serious rust, the engine and transmission are good, tyres are reasonable, upholstery is generally good, the front seats and dashboard have some sun damage.
Attached are the current photos I have at the moment.


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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by merc-304 » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 9:01 am

Now Sold .
380 SEC

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by John Green » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 12:40 pm

merc-304 wrote:Now Sold .
Hope it went to someone who will look after it and bring it out to shows etc.
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Universal » Sun 19 Feb, 2017 7:34 am

Penrose_11 wrote:I've recently bought a project Universal. It's a 1966 230s RHD car in need of restoration. Originally Titanium Grey with red MB-Tex, the intention is to take it back to that colour. Luckily all the trim is in great shape and it came with all chrome etc. It must be one of very few left in the UK but if anyone knows differently please let me know.
Hello,
I'd like to know more about your Universal (s)?
IS it a 230 - W110 ora 230S - W111?
Where are you located?
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by John Green » Sun 19 Feb, 2017 1:40 pm

Universal wrote:
Penrose_11 wrote:I've recently bought a project Universal. It's a 1966 230s RHD car in need of restoration. Originally Titanium Grey with red MB-Tex, the intention is to take it back to that colour. Luckily all the trim is in great shape and it came with all chrome etc. It must be one of very few left in the UK but if anyone knows differently please let me know.
Hello,
I'd like to know more about your Universal (s)?
IS it a 230 - W110 ora 230S - W111?
Where are you located?
Chris
There are three known W110/111 wagons in Australia that were made by MB approved companies.

230S Universal, in Sydney, blongs to OXBENZ forum member
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 10:59 pm

What is required when restoring a station wagon?
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Lots and lots of work!!
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by AMG » Thu 20 Jul, 2017 12:21 am

Mercmad wrote:What is required when restoring a station wagon?
gal08.jpg
Lots and lots of work!!

and DEEEEEEP Pockets. :occasion5:
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1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
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Previous:
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1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by pastelgrey300D » Thu 20 Jul, 2017 11:30 am

An interesting Universal has turned up on Gumtree :dance:

Apprently one of only two in Aust….

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/torrensv ... 1134591537
GOD DAMMIT how did I miss this? I know the car... have seen it out at MB club outings. The paint was a bit tired but overall it was pretty good. Really pissed off that I missed out.... :banghead:
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Serves me right for not checking ozbenz thoroughly. :wall: :Doh:
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 5:27 pm

I don't know if this has been posted before but it's interesting ...https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2012/10/2 ... universal/

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Fri 25 Aug, 2017 10:11 pm

The Rusty Ambulance on you tube :computer: The place it came from is fascinating too .
https://youtu.be/0BH7dDMycsE

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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Tue 05 Sep, 2017 11:19 am

Custom version ...
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And a real fire breather parked next to it. :laughing6:
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Re: A Universal discussion..

Post by Mercmad » Tue 05 Sep, 2017 11:20 am

und ein fur Thomas ;Image

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