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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hydropneumatic spring leg assy 1969 280 SE Convert

Anyone know where I can get this part rebuilt. My reared is a little low and doesn't level after running for a period. Or? Could it be an adjustment to shocks?
Any help, guidance or steering appreciated. Classic center is $2000 plus for rebuild. Ouch!!! May be my only answer, but would prefer a less costly answer. Is change to spring an alternative?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 07:54 AM
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Are we talking about this part:
SLS | 32/35.i Info Hydromat W110, W111, W108

I did not know that the Classic Center was rebuilding them. They are probably sent some where else for repair.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 08:40 AM
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Due to the high cost of rebuild and the certainty that it will fail again, most put the spring in and then never worry about it again.
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My aftermarket spring caused a positive camber in the rear. When looking at the back of my car the rear tires looked like this \-----/. Purchase the correct spring. I believe the classic center sells the correct one.
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Kind of knew the answer before I asked. Thanks to responders.
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Compensating Spring

This is a photo of the compensating spring used on my 69 MBZ
I recently changed the rubber spring pads used on both sides of the spring.
I believe you can order various thickness of these rubber pads to adjust suspension sag / height
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use the spring , you could get the parts from a junk yard from the right car .
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Yeah, spring is the best way these days.
Here's a picture of my set up.
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