Ball joints for 6.9 / W126 hydropneumatic

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Ball joints for 6.9 / W126 hydropneumatic

Post by T-Modell » Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:29 am

Hi down under,

you might remember Stefan 6.9 (the guy with the 450SLC 6.9) who helped me a lot and is quite known in the 6.9 scene. He was mentioned a few times in my pickup post.

He has produced some ball joints for the 6.9 and the W126 with hydropneumatic suspension for the rear axle. Not available with Mercedes, limited reproduction in Europe. He produces them himself and sends them worldwide. He wants 350 EUR per piece for it; the front ones are still available and MB asks for 450 EUR. I'm posting this for him; maybe there's some interest in Oz.

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Thomas
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Re: Ball joints for 6.9 / W126 hydropneumatic

Post by CraigB » Sat 29 Sep, 2018 8:28 am

Thanks Thomas - what are his best contact details? We have 6.9ers here but I think the centre of the Oz 6.9ers is the W116 forum - well at least it used to be. International forum but when i had a W116, that's where most of the action was. There was a splinter forum after some 'issues' but with good people called topklasse I think it was. He may know that or I think i can remember my login and could put it on W116 - or if any other members see this they could. I will tell my mate who runs a 'home for lost 6.9s' in Adelaide.
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Post by kimrh » Sat 29 Sep, 2018 10:44 am

Hi Thomas,
Handy to know in my case with the Hydro 560SEL
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Post by T-Modell » Sat 29 Sep, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi Craig and Kim,

thanks for your replies; afaik he produces them once and when they're sold, they're sold. As he is one of the top 6.9 experts, he has quite some customer cars to restore or repair.

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Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: Ball joints for 6.9 / W126 hydropneumatic

Post by Michel » Sun 30 Sep, 2018 7:53 am

Hi Thomas,

I took the liberty of reproducing your post (including images) on Topklasse.net.au.
There are a few 6.9 and W126 owners there.
Michel (in Sydney)

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Post by T-Modell » Sun 30 Sep, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks Michel,

also in the name of Stefan ;-)
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Post by oversize » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 5:01 pm

Hi Thomas I'd also like to contact Stefan since I wanted to pick his brain re a couple of his projects. Could you send me his contact details via PM, or ask him to contact me?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by oversize » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 5:03 pm

Looks like the ball joints depicted are 6.9/W126 S1 rears and won't suit the W126 S2.
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Re: Ball joints for 6.9 / W126 hydropneumatic

Post by T-Modell » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 6:58 pm

oversize wrote:
Thu 15 Nov, 2018 5:03 pm
Looks like the ball joints depicted are 6.9/W126 S1 rears and won't suit the W126 S2.
Yep, that's correct. S1 is identical to the 6.9.

@Mark: I've sent you the contact data via Email.

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Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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