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Introducing Cab 012

Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 10:54 pm

Hi All,

Over the Christmas period (08), I purchased a Mercedes product that had been lurking in the enter of the known universe.
Abandoned or just happy to stay were it was, Cab 012 was in for a sea change and headed over to The Wild West on the back of a train.

Mercedes L319 1959
KND Standard Motor Co Australia
Body Number. Cab 012
Diesel OM636
Manual 4 Speed

Firstly, a few thoughts and ideas.
Motor-
* Overhaul original OM636
* Insert an early Mercedes Sprinter diesel.
* Electric Motor. Batteries to be stored under rear tray back

Colour-
I would prefer a true dark red colour.
DB 516 Mittelrot

Parts-
It needs everything :D Its always good to have a nos part. Although I gather many parts are discontinued.

A few pictures to get the truck rollin........

Cheers,
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Re: Introducing Cab 012

Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 11:00 pm

Here are a few pictures supplied by John Green.

Bought in from the cold to mingle with other Mercedes products.

New brakes fitted.
Powder coated rims.
New tyres.
Replaced old bonnet with new.
New bumper.

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Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 11:10 pm

At the moment I have been concentrating on the rear of the chassis.
I take my hat of the gentleman named Popeye who worked at Standard Motor Company. Not one bolt has wanted to move freely.

Firstly I removed the cover plate surrounding the main steel chassis. Lots of rust hiding away.
I have removed several sections.
I will make up a new templates in 1mm steel and have them spot welded back on.
Still not sure to have the chassis soda blasted or sand blasted?

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Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 11:31 pm

I saw on this forum? a guy who soaked his parts in Malt Vinegar. Just by chance, I noticed a 2lt bottle at the shop so I thought I would give it a go.
I gather it has 60-70% effectiveness.

This is the rear bump stop section.

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I slightly pre cleaned the item on the right side and added it to vinegar. The left picture item has been sanded clean.

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Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 11:37 pm

80% cleaned up the rear springs. Anyone know who are D & N?

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Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 11:46 pm

Rear shocks bolts were a %#$* to get off
These could be original?
Fichtel & Sachs Tdz 30 x 220T

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Post by 70499 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 11:49 pm

A copy euro plate for the truck. I have some Baden Wuerttemberg rego discs somewhere, but where????

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Post by GreaseMonkey » Sun 26 Apr, 2009 9:12 am

Nice !
Keep it up, and keep us posted.
Do many of these survive, anyone know?
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Post by John Green » Sun 26 Apr, 2009 4:05 pm

Seriously cool truck there Brad......

What Brad failed to mention is that his L319 cab/chassis was assembled here in Australia. This is the only one I have ever seen.
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Post by 70499 » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 7:59 pm

GreaseMonkey wrote:Nice !
Do many of these survive, anyone know?
Chris M.
A list of the ones I have noticed over the year in Australia.
John Green's. +1
Myself +2
There is a picture of one on MB spares home page from a Canberra shindig. Van +3
A guy in Tasmania has 2 but 1 has a Holden red motor in it. The other 319 looked like for parts only. Converted Camper. +4
A ebay listing a year ago in country Victoria. Shappy condition and didnt sell. Also apparently had a 319 ambulance +5 and +6
There is one on auction at http://www.manheimfowles.com.au/find_bu ... e_id=90351 It was on ebay and did not sell. +7
The german 319 forum. Just recently a person with the name aussie 319 and was asking for window rubbers. +8
And if I recall, I think Tony said there was one for sale in the Quokka here in WA ages ago +9

I gather there could be a few more lurking around............ somewhere?

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Attached picture is the holden 6 clyinder red motor 319 in tassie

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Post by GreaseMonkey » Sat 02 May, 2009 8:51 am

Now I want one too!
Just reading some history in 'Southern Star Mercedes-Benz In Australia' by Paul Roleff, there is a reference to the Service School van shown at the top on page 38;
'The van became famous for being unable to pull the skin off a rice pudding, but nonetheless did a sterling job in spreading the technical gospel according to DBAG across the breadth of the nation.'
So maybe if restoring one of these, a modern turbo-diesel from a Sprinter would be the way to go.
It seems from 1959 when cars and trucks were built at AMI in Port Melbourne (previously making Standard Vangaurds etc) sales in Asutralia improved for all models, but following exchange rate and credit problems in the early sixties it was harder to sell imports. From ' 62 truck assembly was moved to Autocraft Pty Ltd, also in Port Melbourne to free up space at AMI for it's Toyota production plans.
Due to low sales over the next couple of years, and changing government regulations, it was decided to stop local assembly in '64 and revert to importing complete cars.
Total truck sales for all models were;
7/59 - 6/60 = 153
7/60 - 6/61 = 235
7/61 - 6/62 = 57
7/62 - 6/63 = 108
7/63 - 6/64 = 84
so it seems there may be some about, but obviously not many will have survived, and it is doutful many more would have been sold as German made imports given that the exchange rate at that time was not in favour of the Aus$.
Still, I would be interested to see if any more turn up, love that Holden powered one in Tassie, now that would be perfect for a 300TD conversion..........
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Post by 70499 » Sat 16 May, 2009 7:19 pm

Well, nothing to exciting has happened over the last few weeks as I keep running out of time, but discovered that one bump stop coil spring is not original.
The D&N spring is the non original. 1mm thicker than original. 1612 grams
Original 319 324 0104 . 1455 grams.

Also was working near a Merc Stealership and got a quote on some original shockies. Apparently there are 30 odd original one's sitting on a shelve in Germany. A real crazy price was given for odd oil shocks.
Out of interest I contacted ZF group Australia who own/make Sachs and was given 3 contact resellers names in Perth with the reference numbers for ordering. Rang all 3 and no one was interested with making an order or dealing with ZF. Contacted ZF again and "your call is important to us" and they never returned the call. They mustn't need the business?

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Apart from taking of the inside roof lining, I scrapped and sanded the surface rust off and gave it a lick of killrust.
Discovered maybe it has the original passenger seat lining?

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Post by 70499 » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 8:36 pm

Well nothing to exciting has been happening with Cab 012 apart from........

New Pull Rods have been made up with correct left and right hand threads.
I will take them somewhere to get yellow/zink dripped.

Got some Sachs (x4) shockies at a realistic price here in Perth

Plus had a win over the electric heater fan. Dont know what I did but after pulling it apart for the third time it started.
Murphy's law will come back and bite me on this later down the track. I just have that feeling.........



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Post by 70499 » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 3:11 pm

:?:

Radiator Question.

I got my small heater core back with a new core and tap and since it will be packed away for later use, is there a way to stop the inner core from rusting.
Place a bit of WD20 inside the core and tape up the ends?
Any thoughts?

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Post by 70499 » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 4:48 pm

Well its feels like it has been forever, but I am on the final leg regarding the impossible to find body/chassis parts for the 319. (anyone got a left hand front wheel arch panel?) To many boxes packed away and now a large crate. I gather the end result will be a L319 tailer queen :naughty:

I had these panels made up in Germany to MB measurements. All the parts in picture, shipping cost across the world and customs fees etc and I still saved $2000 from the Perth price I was given to have these parts remanufactured. Perth has become a JOKE!

The next journey will be for om636 diesel parts and gearbox.

The next update maybe in 2014 :laughing6:

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Post by John Green » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 8:40 pm

That looks like a late Christmas present....
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Post by Mercmad » Fri 18 Jan, 2013 8:17 pm

Nice parts!!!. I make stuff like for various projects and being a commercial vehicvle these is not too much complexity involved.
I can add one more 319. Peter Briggs has one with a Om 617 engine. It doesn't go any faster ,just uses more fuel apparently. Sleeping beauties did the engine sawp for him years ago.

OM 636 parts are easy to find. The ponton group on yahoo has a lot of members who run these engines.
One more thing,the heaters are made from copper and will never rust . They are the same as found in roundies and 190SL's .

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Post by 70499 » Sun 06 Oct, 2013 2:00 pm

Well, another crate full of goodies in on its way from Germany.
It looks like the only original remaining sections on this truck will be the doors :whistle:

The next job is save up some serious coin and replace the single circuit brake booster and replace it with a T50-12. http://www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/co ... ebsite/en/...

Bonnet and 1 of 2 front fender. The other fender is on its way.
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A few parts packed away in the shed....
New bumper
New Left and right front fender
New Bonnet
New 2x side steps
Complete chassis rear cover plates
2x quarter windows with C channels and rubber hardware.
2x sliding windows with C channels and rubber hardware
Chassis mounting rubbers.
Drag links etc and suspension parts. Still require leaf springs.
NOS 4 x wheels drums
Steering box steering worm and other required repair parts.
All hard to find rubber parts.
Alu body trim.
Plus a few om636 diesel engine bits.



:dance: i should hit up the government and ask for holden/ford assistance package :blackeye:
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Post by 70499 » Wed 20 Nov, 2013 9:19 pm

Some new metal to complete the puzzle.

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