Date registered: May 2016
Vehicle: 1973 280SE 4.5
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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1973 280SE 4.5 Transmission Support Bracket
I have recently acquired a 1973 280SE 4.5 Liter V8 Mercedes. It is in good shape overall except for the cross member that supports the transmission. It has completely rusted through and broken off on the drivers side. It appears that this cross member was designed to be removed from the channel in the floor board. The channel is still intact but the cross member itself has rotted out and broken in two pieces. Is this a common problem that anyone has dealt with before? I have looked at online parts sights but I cannot fine this cross member. Any sources for the part or advice for repair options would be greatly appreciated.