I'm not a technical expert or much of a mechanic. I have changed a window regulator in my W111 before, not too bad of a job. I believe loose steering is often because of a bushing - I forget the name of it, but it's not a huge job either. My car had a lot of play too, and it was fixed years ago. I also have kind of a wacky fuel gauge - it will read accurately for a short while after being full, then bounce, then read full all the time. I have never attempted a fix, as I keep an eye on the mileage, and I know the low fuel light works. The radio can be sent back to Becker to be rebuilt - there should be content in a google search, I did this several years ago for the Europa TR in my car, and service was excellent.
I saw the pics of your cars, that 63 with the headrests is a real beauty, looks like a nicely preserved car.
Here's a recent pic of my car, also an unrestored car with quite a few miles on it, and a lot of patina. It still runs and drives just fine though, a fun old car:
Thanks for the reply HockeyGod. This is my first vintage Mercedes, I bought the 1965 as a spare "just in case" car, but other than a broken window mechanism I haven't needed to take anything off it. My wife is now eyeing the 1965 for a black respray and new interior, but I have a few jobs to do on the 1963 first. The steering has a lot of play in it and the car pulls to the right under hard braking, after that I want to replace the perished original front and window rubbers, replace the heater core and get the AC unit working along with the original Becker radio and bouncy fuel gauge. Other than that the old girl runs great and I drive her locally most days. Do you have any hints or tips you can share?
Thanks again, Steve.