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Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: 1975 450SL
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The rubber in the subframe is available, and it's recommended that you do the motor mounts as part of the same job.
The good news is that it's not that expensive (for Mercedes definitions thereof).
The bad news is that the front springs have to be dealt with to get to the control arm bushings.
Those are some rather large springs, storing what is technically referred to as One Hell Of A Lot Of Kinetic Energy. Without the proper tools they are fully capable of taking out the neighbor's dog. After going through your body. And house.
I exaggerate for effect only slightly; they're dangerous.
It has been done before on a do-it-yourself basis, though, and there are writeups in the forum. Read them carefully and decide whether or not you want to try it, or have it done.
Remember: It's not just a car. It's an Adventure.