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Restoring Blue 6.9

Started by robertd, 13 April 2013, 04:30 AM

ALi


robertd

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

Tony66_au

I used to work for a classic car restorer and we saw some awful jobs come in to the shop.

Good to see you got her out before it got too bad.

All the guys i know who do good work have a 12 month waiting list right now, seems the economy isn't as bad as it could be.

W116-M117


robertd

Yes,
the panel shop did the final sanding last week.
I was away for an interstate trip to Perth, (met up with TJ and checked out his 560 in the storage shed)
This morning the shop sent me a photo with the message "Merc looks unreal, ready to pick up"
Photos to follow, if I can gain access to upload?
Rob
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

TJ 450

That sounds very promising Rob,

Yes, there appears to have been a problem with the gallery, as I have not been able to gain access either. I would just use Photobucket or ImageShack etc. in the meantime.

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

robertd

Hope this works, photos from image shack

https://imageshack.com/a/IsIb/1

next photos will be the finished paint job back in my shed
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

oversize

Well my net security didn't like it but after I insisted it did work!  Nice job Rob!  I bet you're looking forward to fresh paint?
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

robertd

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

oversize

WOW she looks fantastic!  Are you happy with the work completed?  Onto re-assembly..... 
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

robertd

Hello oversize,
very happy with the final result, in all the car spent 6 weeks in the panel shop preparing sanding, prime coat then sanding back again.  and 2 days in the paint shop, 4 coats of colour and 3 clear coats. 2 pack paint baked in their oven. looks like a mirror!
Rob
The big job now is to refit everything! The sun roof, door glass, windscreen, door trim, interior etc
I have dropped in a job lot to the local powder coating place,
  tow bar, air filter housing, battery carrier, bumper bar brackets and some other bits, they will be sandblasted and powder coated in "satin black" finish.
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

nathan

nice.  very nice. you are just the man to put it all back together. leave of the tow bar! I'm thinking i will take mine off the mohican when i get a couple of hours.
nathan
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
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1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

Squiggle Dog

Nice paint makes for a totally different car. It came out very nice.
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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+

robertd

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

robertd

#44
Happy new year everyone,

have finally got some time to get back in the shed and start re-assembling the trim,

here is a link to image shack with some update photos

https://imageshack.com/i/0jln8ej

https://imageshack.com/i/nl7ui2j

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet