Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Momentum on the Mercedes project...

It's only been a couple of weeks and change since my last update, so I must be doing something right. I got the metalwork on the front passenger fender done:

I haven't done the filler work on the fender yet (I'll get to it soon), but I thought it was time to clean the car up, turn it around, and start on the driver's side:

When I got the floor coating up, the driver's side did look a little crusty at first:

But, some cleanup showed that the floor was mostly solid and the rocker was almost 100% intact. This should be easy to repair:

Tonight, I started in on cutting and patching in the rear:

That's where I left off tonight. I'll try to finish this patch (and the rest of the rear driver's side floor board) tomorrow.


  1. Keep up the hard work, MercedesDieselGuy. Your car`s like mine; only an enthusiast would be mad enough to take it on! If you`re interested, have a look at this: http://www.waiwhetu.org/staffcar/

    That`s my 82 230CE over in New Zealand. Cheers, James.

    1. Thanks. I took a quick look, and will check out your blog in more detail later. I'm very much looking forward to being done with this project.

  2. It looks like this Mercedes has gotten a lot of good service as of late. Are they pretty easy cars to work on? Being foreign, they must have some twists and turns here and there.


    1. Honestly not sure if this is a spam comment or not, given the link...

      Assuming this is a real comment - thanks - I did spend a lot of time with the car, though not in the last few weeks (other more pressing stuff). Foreign has no bearing on this. A car is a car, no matter where it was manufactured. Once you know the fundamentals, a Toyota may as well be a Chevrolet.

      That being said, this car is a diesel, which is a bit of a game changer. However, as it's a much older model with fully mechanical engine management, it actually tends to be much simpler to work on than most other cars.

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