123 wagen/estate tail gate strut replacement video

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njv
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123 wagen/estate tail gate strut replacement video

Post by njv » Mon 01 Oct, 2018 10:56 pm

hi guys,
I made a video on how I replaced the struts on my wagen as there was almost nothing out there in the step by step.
im not a mechanic, or video production person so forgive the basics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O95xeGf ... jlw03c010c
regards
Nathan

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Re: 123 wagen/estate tail gate strut replacement video

Post by KimB » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 10:36 am

Hi Nathan,

That's a great little video! I don't own a 280TE, but your yellow wagon looks very nice. In fact that W123 style is growing on me! :love10:

Cheers,
Kim
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tsharkey
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Re: 123 wagen/estate tail gate strut replacement video

Post by tsharkey » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:25 pm

Nothing to forgive for that video - excellent how to.

I too had one get stuck insitu - an easy out did then trick but I was worried it would snap. Your "grap it" drill out seems a lot more robust.

(Nice looking wagon btw)
W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD English 5 Speed Manual
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1982 300D - OM617 NA (Hektor) - Son's
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
1962 S-Series Valiant (Tho Daimler & Chrysler divorced, still part of the extended family)

Past benzes
W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
W123 1981 300TD - "Matilda" - RIP hit front side & rear but left my brother + niece A-OK

Current Projects
Coupe restoration, Turbo Wagon freshen up

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Rosco
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Re: 123 wagen/estate tail gate strut replacement video

Post by Rosco » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:43 pm

Nathan - Great video. Just replaced mine on 280TE and fortunately didn't experience any problems.
Saves wacking your noggin !! :dance: :dance:

njv
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Re: 123 wagen/estate tail gate strut replacement video

Post by njv » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 8:15 pm

thanks guys,
yeah, the old noggin can cop a floggin from that tailgate!
if i was doing the job again i wouldnt have the stripping problem i encountered on the passenger side, this occurred as i had no idea how to drop the roof fully and poorly angled my allen key.

the car is no where near as tidy as one would think, but ill get it there.

we have done a few restos of various mercs, and this one has already started with part accumulations, from door strips to chome to rear bumper lights. there is a lot that will go into it. as has kindly been pointed out, ill be looking to fit split fold middle seats rather than the current bench, and also the rear 6/7 seat as this one has only 5!!

this is the car on its first drive a couple of months ago as it had been sitting for a while!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGFz5ce-h9Q

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