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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am just starting the restoration of my stepfather's 1980 450SL. This car was his pride and joy. I don't know too much about cars, but this forum seems like a great place to learn.

The car has approximately 44K miles and is light blue with dark blue interior and a dark blue convertible top. The car has Zenith wire spoke wheels that were installed by the dealership when the car was new.

To date, I have done the following:
  • replaced the steering coupling (which really reduced the slop in the steering)
  • repaired the clock and odometer
  • fixed the instrument cluster lights
  • painted the instrument needles
  • polished the instrument cluster plastic transparent cover to remove the scratches
  • replaced the oxygen sensor
  • replaced the fuel injectors
  • replaced the visor clips
  • replaced the interior lights next to the rear view mirror

I also learned on this forum about the subframe safety recall. I talked to my local Mercedes dealer and they will still honor this recall. I have looked at the subframe, but I can't see any cracks. I am still going to get this recall addressed in the next few weeks. Note that the dealership also said they would honor another recall that deals with the transmission bellcrank.

Anyway, that is my long-winded introduction. Glad to be a new member!

I feel a whole lot more like I do now
then I did a little while ago.
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