Rotisserie Resto 220SB

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 7:44 pm

Back from paint and a bit of upholstery started!

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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 10:54 am

Very very, very nice Harry! Like the colour!

Have you had those headlight surrounds rechromed? And the glass is new? They look stunning...
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 11:00 am

Cheers Bart! Nah i just cleaned the original glass up with a bit of washing up liquid and the chrome is still away being re-chromed so just robbed the surrounds from the donor car for now, theyre actually in awesome nick but someone has drilled drainage holes in them which u cant see on the pics. Still need a set of light seals glass to fitting and fitting to fender. I seriously love the colour too it looks different everytime i look at it with the metallic in it! :D

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Post by drew56cus » Wed 29 Jul, 2015 8:29 am

Wow that looks awesome! You must be chuffed with it.
Pity you live across the ditch otherwise it would be good to get my coupe together with your car. So are you going with the light colour interior? Whitewall tyres?
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Post by eddie » Wed 29 Jul, 2015 9:38 am

Looking pretty sweet Harry - MORE PHOTOS!!
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Post by harryskater_220 » Thu 30 Jul, 2015 8:15 pm

cheers fellas, really happy with way its turned out. cant wait to get the interior back in and dashboard all assembled.
Yeah drew i havnt ordered any tyres yet as im looking into upping to 14" maybe.. but i want to keep the original hub caps so i might be stuck with the 13"s any advice? the 13"s just look tiny!
Im also looking for a straight set of interior door reveals if anyone can help?
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Post by cuisses » Thu 30 Jul, 2015 11:31 pm

I love the white fan at the top of the page. :notworthy:
This shows great faith in Mercedes' seals, hoses and clamps.
Certainly on my car such a fan would remain white for perhaps a kilometre or two only.

The finished product is going to look splendid cruising around the NZ countryside.
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by eddie » Fri 31 Jul, 2015 9:40 am

I have some 14's with hub caps that you could have, don't know how we get them across the ditch though. I upsized to 15s with hubcaps from the 600 model.

Love the colour scheme, any estimate of hours in the body restoration and painting??
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Post by Bartman4800 » Fri 31 Jul, 2015 11:12 am

Harry,

I have 14" rims from a W108 on my car. They come with hubcap and rim as one piece.
I agree that they do look a lot better.

The other option would be to look for 14 or 15" Bundts....


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Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 7:07 pm

Hi Bart thanks for the reply. I think im gonna get setup with what ive got and get it on the road at least. Probably track some 14" down further down the road as they definitely suit these cars more.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 7:10 pm

Hey Eddie i appreciate the offer but i dont know how id get them to New Zealand. How do the 15"s look? have u got any pics? and did they fit right on?

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Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 7:12 pm

^ a few more recent photos of the finny

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Post by T-Modell » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 8:46 pm

Looks great!

But now slowly you have to take care of the really important questions:
What do I do with all the time once that project is finished?
How will my wife react, when I'm in the house all the time?

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Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 8:50 pm

Hahaha theres no chance of that Thomas! Ill be out enjoying driving and looking for the next project :D

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Post by Mercmad » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 10:43 am

You know something? i had experience with a shop (which remain unknown to protect the innocent) which could never ever do a resto as good as your efforts and they charge high 5 figure sums . There are plwenty of these online booking companies who can handle freight for you .shop around for the best prices though.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 10:48 am

Wow thanks Ron! This has turned into a bit of an obsession though. I would hate to be giving someone a bill for all the hours ive spent on this. Theres more to do yet! Been great learning for me and very rewarding.

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Post by drew56cus » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 1:16 pm

Looking good Harry. So have you painted the steering column to match your interior? If so, that is great and the same idea I had. It seems strange to me that this was a premium car in its day yet the steering columns were all black.
Is your wood unstained? Did you make it or buy it or restore it? Sort of looks like zebrano but very light?
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Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 06 Sep, 2015 1:30 pm

Cheers Drew! Yeah spot on, the upholstery is all that colour too. I was sort of influenced by a vw kombi i used to drive. the column and dash were all white and it looked great. way better than black in my opinion. Ive had the steering wheel restored by a specialist too and finished in the same colour.

I cheated with the wood Drew, I looked at all options and trying to colour match the veneer with the hardwood windscreen surrounds etc was really difficult with there being some dark patches due to moisture ingress over the years and other blemishes the only way to get it looking even was to give it a really dark brown stain which i hated the thought of. Instead ive been experimenting with the stuff in the picture which is an architectural 3M adhesive wood grain wrap. It comes on a roll of any colour or grain effect. Your right this one was called zebra grain. its interesting stuff and im stoked ive managed to stay away from the dark brown stain. Tricky to work with but looks cool when its finished!

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Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 12:14 pm

Really loving this thread, every time I get an email notification that there has been a reply there is always lots of eye candy - thanks for brightening up my Monday Harry!

Cheers for the tip on the vinyl too - the results are outstanding! I am leaning towards doing a similar thing on my 230S, mainly because the timber that is in there has started to fall apart and has lots of heavy/deep scratches - so it needs a lot more than just removing the old layer of varnish.
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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 12:34 pm

Haha awesome cheers David, If youve any questions about the vinyl let me know. theres a few things you need to do for it to work properly!

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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 8:22 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions on repairing/replacing the interior door reveals on the finny? Theyve gone all warped from moisture and old age and they look terrible even after covering with vinyl. Ive asked a local fibreglassing firm if they could help but they were only confident in repairing the cracks etc and not much can be done with the warping. seems my only options are to get some steel ones rolled up or to find a donor car with some in better nick than these ones..
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 08 Sep, 2015 11:19 am

Hi Harry - I have a similar problem with mine - they have warped and deformed to the point that you can see the location of the mounting pins through the vinyl. I had a couple of ideas on how to fix them:

- Make new ones out of steel, fiberglass or find some pvc pipe that has a similar radius and cut a segment out of it.
- Glue some high density foam to the existing ones to smooth them out, then vinyl over the top of them.

The other alternative is to try and find some from a W110, the W110s actually had solid plastic door toppers (both my 110s have plastic trims colour matched to the interior but these could easily be resprayed or covered with vinyl). Only issue with doing it this way is finding them in the first place. There are a few on ebay but by the time you get a set together it might be easier and cheaper to make your own.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MERCEDES-BENZ-W ... 7675.l2557
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Tue 08 Sep, 2015 11:23 am

good tip cheers. those plastic ones look like theyd be a lot sturdier

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 13 Sep, 2015 7:54 pm

another weekend in the garage

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Post by otr002 » Sun 20 Sep, 2015 12:24 am

More More….loving the detail work.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 11 Oct, 2015 4:02 pm

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Grill restored and fitted up. Need to source some rubber stoppers where the grill comes down and touches the paint work on the front

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Post by Bartman4800 » Sun 11 Oct, 2015 8:16 pm

mbclassics.de sells them, the sponsor might sell them too.

http://www.mbclassics.de/index.php?a=1211&lang=eng

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Post by T-Modell » Sun 11 Oct, 2015 8:24 pm

Bart,

I think those are the ones for the motor hood (left and right); I think Harry means the ones on the bottom of the grill ...
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Post by Bartman4800 » Sun 11 Oct, 2015 10:59 pm

Yes, mbclassics has those as well. I know for sure cuz mine were missing and I bought a pair.

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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
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Post by T-Modell » Mon 12 Oct, 2015 1:06 am

Harry,

one question comes to my mind: How do you work on the car? I'm pretty sure, you wear gloves made out of female baby alpaca, hand-knitted by 90+ virgins from the highlands of the Andes ... am I right? :laughing6:

I'd be too scared to drive this car out of the garage. Hats off to your work!
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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 12 Oct, 2015 5:19 am

Close Thomas but not gloves, a full suit including tie and top hat all made from baby alpaca fluff. And i prefer to be bare foot but thats just cos im weird

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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 19 Oct, 2015 12:44 am

Hey Harry,

I have an armrest for you including bracket. Yours for free if you want to pay for shipment.

The bracket needs rechroming.

The vinyl is fine, but the stuffing has gone hard and crackles. Colour of the vinyl is red.


Let me know what you think.


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1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 19 Oct, 2015 5:31 am

Bart thats incredibly kind, I really appreciate that! is it for drivers side or passenger side? or is it a wide one for both? How do i pay you?

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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 19 Oct, 2015 11:01 am

harryskater_220 wrote:Bart thats incredibly kind, I really appreciate that! is it for drivers side or passenger side? or is it a wide one for both? How do i pay you?
It is a wide one that covers the whole width, but it is only attached to one seat (passengers seat)

You can pay me through paypal, that saves international fees.
If your donor car has springs on either side of the bootlid, we might just do an exchange (see my other thread)?

PM me your address for shipment.


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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 6:52 pm

Yeah Bart im sure the springs are still in it. im just going to be working away til the end of the week but il take a photo and make sure they are what ur after!

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 24 Oct, 2015 9:28 am

Hey Bart, The springs are still fitted to my donor car. il whip them out this weekend for u. if u pm me your address ill get them on the way

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 26 Oct, 2015 7:19 pm

This weekend a couple of small jobs done: Cleaned out, dismantled and stripped back tail light housings and painted. repaired and tested wiring and one horn ready to go back on too!

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 02 Nov, 2015 5:41 am

So on the weekend i just tested out my rear lights and got them all going apart from the brake lights. The pressure switch mounted on the side of the master cylinder isnt working. They came on with the first pump of the pedal but wont come on again. I just thought id post this before i get round to draining the fluid to remove it to check it out incase anyone has any tips. Im guessing its just a faulty switch but wondered if there was air in the master cylinder if this could have same effects? Cheers

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Post by Mercmad » Mon 02 Nov, 2015 3:15 pm

not normally. if there was air,you wouldn't get any pedal pressure . It's not unuusalfor the switch to be fualty after 50 years but you can try them by pushing a nail into the back and putting a multimeter on the two pins. if it shows a circuit,it's OK. Either that or swap it for one that goes on the back of the brake pedal as on the later finnys.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 04 Nov, 2015 3:38 pm

I have a spare switch that worked fine when the car was stored. I still owe you one so I can send it to you if you need it.

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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 04 Nov, 2015 7:50 pm

really bart? your a living legend. let me know what the postage will be and il sort you out!

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 11:56 am

Not really Harry, just trying to be neighbourly. And you helped me out heaps by cutting up your donor car.
We all like your work, and if more people would be so zealous in the resto of their finnie the prices would go through the roof!

Pity you don't live around the corner.

I'll try to grab it tonight and send it off tomorrow.

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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Bartman4800
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by Bartman4800 » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 1:01 pm

Harry,

I found the switch. It is working as it should, but it is slightly different from the original part.

The contact pins are closer together; the way to overcome that is to take the bakelite connector apart and install the copper connectors separately.

Have you tried fixing your old one? Apparently if you poke in it with a little pin, and spray some carby cleaner in it it might remove some gelled up brake fluid.

Let me know what you think, I am happy to throw it in the mail to Nu Zullund.


Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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harryskater_220
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 07 Nov, 2015 5:29 pm

Thanks Bart. Ive had my brake switch out for testing today and it actually seems to work ok, but it does need a lot of pressure for it to close the circuit. I used a split pin because thats what was lying near by- and had to push it as hard as i could before it showed continuity. How did yours test out Bart? I realise theres a lot of pressure when the brake pedals pushed but curious if yours needed as much effort to get it to work?

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Bartman4800
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by Bartman4800 » Sun 08 Nov, 2015 12:03 am

I used an O-ring pick to push, and it did not really need that much push. The switch states 3 - 6 Bar which makes sense. It should work when you touch the pedal before you push hard.

I will send it to you on Monday.

Regards, Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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harryskater_220
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 08 Nov, 2015 6:47 am

Thats good to know, Im soaking mine at the moment hoping it might free it up a bit il let you know if it works, otherwise it would be appreciated if you could send it out :D

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harryskater_220
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 08 Nov, 2015 12:36 pm

No joy, ive cleaned it out after soaking and blown some air through it and still cant get it to operate when re installed and brakes bled. But i have sorted the issue with the reverse light if anyone is interested.. I took off the inspection cover on the gearshifter and noticed some slack needing taken up on the selector lever (not the relay lever) between it and a thrust washer and between the selector lever on the end of the shift tube and a thrust washer- i loosened the nut on the selector arm, compressed the whole assembly together ( not too tight but enough to put some pressure on the thrust washers) and tightened that nut up and it has tightened the overall feel of the column shifting and more importantly the reverse light comes on when it should and doesnt come on when going into 1 & 3!

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