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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-13-2008, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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W108 progress report

Well the windows work now, the compensator spring's installed, and in fact there was nothing wrong with the aux air valve, the idle really just needed to be turned down after all. All that's left is aligning the rear axle, fixing the fuel gauge, speedometer, tires, shocks, then it's on to massive rust removal. I figure as a daily driver, my 60 mile/day commute, this resto-project actually earns it's keep. I would highly recoment the 280 SE as a first benz to anyone who wants to experience a classic Mercedes in depth. They're cheap to come by, easy to get parts for, and even full of holes, still a head-turner. Most of them out there are truly the "rat-rods" of the classic Mercedes world, but the W108 will always be emblematic of what Merceds Benz once was. So whether yours is a weezing hulk who only gets one repair per paycheck, or the block princess with not so much as a crack in the dash, know that owners of the brand new benzes will never know how it feels to drive a car that's a masterpiece no matter what condition it's in.

Steelies with caps and sealed beams RULE!!
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I agree! My first Benz was a 280C, which I sold to buy a W111 (since stolen). I then settled on an extremely rusty 280SE 4.5, and have been in love since! I did all the rust removal, all the welding, all the body work, the engine work, etc. I even restored the interior. Quite a learning experience!
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