Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: '84 Euro 500SE, '85 Euro 2.3-16, '51 Euro 170S, '97 Jeep Wrangler Sport, '08 BMW Z4 3.0si, '09 E350
Location: San Antonio, Texas/Gulf Breeze, Florida/Neustadt a.d. Aisch, Deutschland
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W136 Rear Suspension/Axle
Anyone have a photos of the rear suspension on a post-war W136 (like a 50s 170S)?
I had taken a few months hiatus from working on my 170S due to school and work, and one day when I showed up, I discovered the shop it's at had removed the WHOLE rear suspension and axle because it had been sold BEFORE I bought the car. I was never made aware of this during the purchasing process some years ago.
Now I'm stuck trying to source a solid rear axle out of a small pickup, and adapting it to the W136 frame.
I'd really rather not go through all of this work.
So, if it can be determined that I can mount a beefier differential to the stock suspension, then I will try to source another original suspension for a W136. I don't mind a little fabrication needing to be done, as I'm handy enough with a welder to accomplish whatever tasks I need to, but it'll be a LOT easier than aligning and trying to adapt an entirely different axle style!
I've already posted a query in my thread over at 170220, but sometimes weeks go by before I get a response, so I'm asking everywhere I can.
'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8