BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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You're in Melbourne right? I am in Brisbane. Nice car you got. If you want a standard 6 motor, I will swap you my '67 250SE coupe for your V8!!
Now, to car covers. I have had many old Mercs follow me home over the last couple of years (3 finnie sedans, coupe, W108 3.5), so there are quite a few with car covers on them out in the open.
I have been buying just the regular ones from Supercheap. They are like a paper type material. They lose their water resistance pretty quickly and end up just trapping the water in. So just 3 weeks ago I bought a Kenco cover from Supercheap (about $130 vs around $70). It is made from Tyvek (whatever that is). The cover feels more plasticy than the others, and in the recent rain we have had, it has held out the water with no problems. The leaves don't stick to it either. So to date, I am much happier with it. I got a large, which only just fit on my finnie sedan, so consider getting the next size up if you go that way. Measure the length of the coupe before you go.
Now for rust. My coupe had quite a bit of rust above the rear seat (from the rear screen leaking) and in the bottom-front area of the rear quarter panel (where the rear side windows drain). Also, water gets trapped by the bright trim that goes around the top edge of the rear window. I have had to cut out the rust, and apply lots of POR15 to make sure it does not come back. It is not cheap, but at least you only do it once. But don't do what I did and scratch your head during painting as you will have a big paint mark on your skin for about 3-4 days!
Now, being in Oz, you may like to look at the Ozbenz forum. There may be some more specific info on mechanics/services etc in your area. I know of some very good parts sources in Melbourne. Also consider signing up to the heckflosse group on google - it is an email group rather than a forum, but there are some really cluey people on it that don't seem to lurk anywhere else.
Last edited by drew56cus; 01-24-2009 at 02:20 PM.
Reason: forgot rust q