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Need help: w108 rear hub assembly replacement

Hey guys, I'm new to owning a classic car... This is my first real challenge. I own a 1968 w108 mercedes 250s. the rear passenger hub needs to be replaced. Long story short all 5 threads are stripped. I can't seem to find a place that sells the hub assembly.

I also tried to see how to remove the hub assembly but coming up blank. I saw a video on YouTube that a guy removes the whole shaft with he hub assembly still attached.

Any help on what I need to do and where I can find the part would be much appreciated.

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What's your location Phillip? (Fill out your profile.)

I just finished parting out a 1969 280s with a 4.08 rear end and also just picked up another w108 that is currently wearing the rear end from a 1968 250s. I (or @rwd4ever more likely) may have the part(s) you need.

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Hello, sorry I'll fill out my info right now. I'm located in San Jose California.
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Hmm... I will let you know if I see anyone parting one out there, or if we get to a point where we have a part that is ready to go.

If I were you, I would search the forums and craigslist and ebay for part out cars.

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Hmm... I will let you know if I see anyone parting one out there, or if we get to a point where we have a part that is ready to go.

If I were you, I would search the forums and craigslist and ebay for part out cars.
Thanks I just got off the phone with the classic center in irvine. The guy told me all w108 uses the same axle shaft. Just make sure that of I need a rear right one that it's the exact same one. Cause the left one isn't universal.

Up here in Northern California don't have too many w108 for parts unfortunately.

I'm trying to have this car back up as soon a possible. Appreciate your help and any future help would be appreciated.
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This may help.

Hmm... I wonder if it's easier to swap the whole rear end. I noticed that the roll around easily when you have wheels and tires on the axles.

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Thank you for the photo. Where did you get that photo from! Is it in the manual? I have stacks of books when I first bought the car. Maybe I can find more info on the rear axle.

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Idk, the guy from the classic center said I can probably find a rear axle from Germany for about $1800 and requires a lot of work.

Right now I'm trying to see if I can just get my hands in the rear right axle shaft and replace it. Sounds a lot easier.
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As I mentioned on the "other" forum you might be able to install studs. Also when I was working in the South Bay a while ago I noticed there always seemed to be a 108 in the Pick N Pulls around there-they have an online inventory feature.

Here's a few near you now:

Pick-n-Pull » Check Inventory

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