Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: W111 Coupe
Location: Washington DC
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Fitting a W124 rear end with the proper selection of parts in the MB parts bin looks a very interesting and reasonably easy solution. It would deserve to be documented (exact measurements of where to weld what, how to modify etc.) so that it can benefit any member of the community if they wish to do so. I'm keeping the swing axle for now but I may definitely go that route if I feel the need for an upgrade at a later stage... While the front end was quite sophisticated for it era I believe it may be possible to find a more recent design to match the rear end upgrade. It may not necessarily be MB, though it would be better. A rack and pinion steering attached to it would be nice. I saw some MK II Jaguars upgraded with later models front ends, may be Jaguar could be a good donor? This would be an easier alternative to the Autoschmiede solution (BTW Pagodino, put me on copy of these pictures you want to send to Ron, I'm quite curious to learn about it also).
In the meantime I've finished my V8 5 speed transmission conversion, painted it and fitted it to the engine with new clutch disc, mechanism, release bearing, slave cylinder etc. See pictures below.
I am now finishing the rebuild of my 3.27 rear axle. I had to reopen the LSD I did rebuld some time ago because I had fitted the pinions inside the wrong way (sliding joint inserted bolt on the left instead of right. The rear axle will be the first thing to go on the car. After I will need to build an engine harness for the Megasquirt set up.
Last edited by GGR; 03-03-2010 at 08:16 AM.