Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finished ...


 Special thanks to Paul. Without his hard work it wouldn't have been possible!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cooling system

This radiator has been overhauled. A complete new core has been fitted.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Power Steering convertion

The car came originally without power steering. But parking in the city without it can be very tiring. This and because the PS will reduce the turning angles are the reasons for the conversion.

Extra parts needed:

- Power steering gearbox
- PS pump
- PS pump cage
- PS fluid reservoir
- Crank shaft pully
- various hoses and pipes (high pressure and low pressure)

The steering column needed to be shortened as well.

PS Pump with new belt

PS Steering box

PS Reservoir 
New Steering Damper


New engine damper fitted.

Body work

Preparing the body for paint. Little surface rust spots are ground down to bare metal. Bigger rust spots are being cut out and new panels welded in.

Rear quarter panel right side. Surface rust spots are removed and immediately treated with a rust stopping primer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Assembly Time

The fastener buttons with waxoil are to be attached:

Then some more waxoil...

Lovely lights ;-)
The W114/115's were the last Mercedes where the head lights were designed to shine light onto the star emblem on the chrome grill...

The head cloth has been cleaned and painted with a special paint.




A set of new Seat belts in the rear
New beautiful carpet set (two tone)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

At the bodyshop

We have decided to remove all the paint to the bare metal except for the roof.
 The body is now prepared for primer.

 The doors and boot lid are primed with a special protection primer (Sikkens Wash Primer CF)

Here you can see the master at work. Paul is undoubtedly one of the finest spray paint specialist in Ireland.

 Paul is applying one of three coats of the next primer (Sikkens High Build Primer)

Now the body is also primed and ready for the coats of paint.

 Now the complete body is ready for a few cots of paint.

 After a final polish the re-assembly can begin...

 Back in the work shop

 new fastener buttons with ...

 Waxoil to protect...