Date registered: Oct 2018
Vehicle: 1981 280E "Rusty"
Location: Orbiting over Bellingham, WA.
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I'd like to do a little chronicle reporting what I do to my 280E, and the problems I have along the way, so I can ask for advice as I go along. What I want to do is consolidate my dumb questions into a single "thread" to avoid having to initiate a new one EVERY time I have something stupid to ask. And maybe this will entertain someone along the way.
I am not exactly new here, and everything I have put on this forum has been leading up to this time, so I won't be starting from the beginning when I first acquired the car.
*For those who are NOT familiar with this car*
I WILL start off saying this car is extremely rusty for a car given to a sixteen-year-old to get licensed in. It started off as a 1981 European 200 model before the engine was replaced (1985?) with the M110 it has now. I believe a US soldier owned it in Bremen, Germany until about that time. By the time I got it, it had rust in all the expected areas (floors, rocker sills, fenders, doors, sunroof, trunk floor, etc...). And now, I have practically sold my soul to this car, learning how to weld, grind, cut, and generally work sheet metal.
I am not going to bore anyone with anything else, so I will put some pictures up here to show where I am at. I should be updating this whenever I do anything significant, probably asking questions as I go.
Pictures should be below: