Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: 2 W123 300D's and 3 W124 wagons
Location: Seattle area, but out a ways
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Yes. Good news and bad news. First the bad news: I had time today only to pull exterior and cabin parts. Good news though is, the cars get a one-day stay of execution; I will go to work in the engine compartments tomorrow.
I did not look closely at the 280SE's fuel injection pump. It looks awfully corroded and grimy. I'll bring some Gunk Engine Cleaner with me tomorrow; maybe it will look better once the grime is off it, maybe not. We'll see. The two parts you want, are there.
If anyone needs taillights, taillight lenses, taillight surround chrome, or rear side marker lamps (from the '69 280S) or reflectors (from the 280SE, which I believe is earlier; its mfr. plate is not on the B pillar, like the S's, rather is forward of the driver door and does not carry a manufacture date), I got 'em.
Got three headlight surrounds, chrome is beautiful on 'em, but only one is not dented or bent (edited: a clumsy forklift operator twisted two of them, after I'd taken them off). But they're not bad. Headlights unfortunately are all sealed-beam. None of the diamond plastic inserts on the headlight surrounds is perfect, but they're serviceable. All the diamonds are clear, not amber.
I also pulled two beautiful sets of chrome license plate lamps and a complete harness, the one which goes from the under-driver's-side dash along the left floor edge and through the hole in the trunk and feeds the rear lights and the fuel tank sender unit.
Also got two front cabin headliner lamps (one is spoken for) and a pair of steering wheel horn covers. Neither horn cover is flawless, but one has a very nice tri-star.
Also got a glove box (not the door, the actual box). It's not bad.
Took three door inside latch handles. Chrome is specky on them, but not bubbly, and they are not broken, their action is nice and tight.
Pulled the red seats from the 280S, but they are tentatively spoken for. Also its red B pillar covers. The red tops to the door panels were in the trunk.
Further requests are invited. The heater blower motors are still on both cars.
Also pulled a rear bumper right overrider from the 280S. Bumpers on these cars are in really nice condition, except the remaining right rear overrider (on the 280SE) is slightly deformed, looks like the owner backed at 1 MPH into a tree with it.
All the side trim molding strips are present and good. If you want one, speak.
Also pulled the grille from the 280S of course. It's a stunner. I have a request for just the hood star, but I really hate to break this grille up. I'll post pictures of it later tonight.
Last edited by JustPassinThru; 04-29-2012 at 07:29 AM.