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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Front end bushings 1963 220

Hey guys I am new to the forum. Just got my Fintail painted and now I am going to move on to the front upper/lower control arm bushings. I am having a hard time locating a parts source.
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Could that be because they don't really have bushings as such like a modern car?
You should search on here as there are plenty that have been metnioned in the past, including the moderator German Star, rusty's mercedes parts, autohausaz, and of course, the Classic Centre. Get on google and do a search.
Whilst pullling it all apart, you may want to consider doing the king pins as well - though that will need the bushings reamed by a shop.
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I have never had this apart and it has 456K on the car. From what I am seeing in the parts illustration, there appear to be two each bushings on the fore and aft mounts of the upper and lower control arms. Are the king pins you are refering to the ones which go through the control arms horizontally? The car still rides fine but I am getting a squeak and an occasional shimmy vibration accompanied by tire wear on either aide of the tire. All inner/outer tie rod ends are new.
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May be similar to yours
What bushing are you referring to?
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I was thinking it would be 192 and 127 upper and lower control arm bushings, but am also thinking 212 now on the outer ends. The shimy will come and go and definitely has worn the left front tire edges. Usually when I stop and turn the steering all the way both ways, it seems to seat itself back in. Lately it has not been shimmying. I am sure all of these bushings will need to be replaced, but have yet to find a source. They may be able to be manufactured.
Thanks much
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I think those parts are just rubber sealing rings. Most of your front end wear will be the kingpins. and tie rod ends.

kingpin set is 1115860033 easily available.


look for repair kit 1103300018 if that is the area that needs repair. Stealership parts.....

http://mb.ilcats.ru/part/class/1/cco.../vers//imgno/3

please double check numbers to be sure I used your model. 111 220SEb.
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Ok thanks guys. I was looking at the illustrations wrong. Had no idea there is an actual kingpin on this one. I have pried around the lower and upper control arms and noted no movement, so the kinpins are most likely suspect. All tierod ends are done. I will order the kingpin kits, and then the upper/lower attach kits as necessary once it is apart. I surely appreciate the help guys. This thing gets driven alot, as it should....and gets alot of attention, as they deserve! Thanks again!
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why dont you buy a used shop manual for this kind of car , its all in there . this book is called SERVICE MANUAL , maintenance , tuning ,unit replacement passenger cars starting august 1959 . this is the koran for your car .
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I have the factory service manuals (all three of them), with the plastic binders. Interestingly enough, there is nothing about front suspension in any of them. Having looked at the Illustrated parts breakdown, I am ready to tackle it. I had no idea this thing had king pins in it. We're ready now, that we know where to get the parts and what parts to buy.
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