BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Jun 2004
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RE: '65 190D - Two repair difficultly questions
I assume you have a W110 fintail.
1) The fender bolts on as you suspect. The fender is fairly big and wraps around to the front, bolting on behind the grill. It is not too difficult to remove (lots of bolts) unless it still has the factory undercoating on the underside. That can sometimes be a pain to cut loose.
2) The main problem I know with the shifter is that the plastic bushings connecting the lever to the transmission linkages under the car deteriorate from age. Also, the rubber in the ball of the lever also deteriorates. All the bushings are cheap and easy to install. Unless somebody has really beat up the lever assembly, my guess is the bushings are the only problem. Never been inside the steering column, so can't tell you what's inside, but I don't think it is very complicated.