Just an update. I kind of stalled out on the sheet metal work, and then had major surgery in June which took pretty much until just a few weeks ago to recover from. All is well now.
I did purchase a 300SEL 6.3 parts car and have been taking it apart for the last month and have just a couple weeks more to go on that. It has been a good diversion. Parts are listed on fleabay.
I also have just started collecting parts to rebuild the engine in my W108 and plan on sending the original block out to be checked and measured. I put a factory short block in the car over 30 years ago and have saved the original block all along, now it gets to go back in!
This week I disassembled my spare rear 6.9 axle assembly and have been figuring out what parts are needed to replace the LSD clutches and the seals. The diff side seals for the axles seem to be NLA so have to figure that one out......
The rear lower control arms I have read up on how to take those apart and spent a while reading the manual. of course MB had about a dozen special tool they used. I will make a few myself and see how far that gets me. I just plan on replacing the seals, but not the races and bearings. Everything has to come apart so the big parts can be beadblasted and painted.
The rear axles I am taking down to Denver CVJ axles they will rebuild the original ones for $178 each. At some point I will take my 2nd set down also and get rebuilt.
Saturday the MBCA club is driving to Leadville Colo. Should be a nice day trip. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville%2C_Colorado