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I would like to see some (read: many) pics on restoring /8 Mercedes-Benz.
I have some questions regarding colors on the original bolts and other equipment in and under the car..
Like, the bolts that hold the front fenders.. Are they allways the same color as the car ?
Are the bolts the hold the hinges for the hood, also the same color as the car or are they kind of yellow-metal looking, like brand new bolts ?

Are looking through the pic-thread at the moment, but if anyone knows any good pages on restoring the /8 or strichacht as they're called.. Or pics from the car was new.
 

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The /8 models came out in 1968 and are typically the W114 and W115 models. The W108 modesl also had this sales designation.
 

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To answer at least two of your questions...

The fender bolts and hinge/screws were all painted to match the overall color of the vehicle, if I recall correctly. Sounds like you have some replacement pieces in there...

JR
 

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For restoration pics...

You may wish to scour eBay for original sales brochures. Back then MB had nice 4 color brochures with lots of photographs.

It might cost you a little money, but an original brochure is a nice added + to go with the vehicle.

JR
 

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Nice one, thanks..
To bad it was the series-2 car it depicted, and not the series-1 that I have..
They're parted in three series, as far as I know.. 0,5-series, 1 and 2-sereis.

Also, I need to get a Paypal account to buy.. Not a real problem really, but I allready get 10mail/week from fake Paypal firms.. :(
 

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The primary difference...

between the early and "face-lift" /8 is the front fenders and the lower splash panel, at least here in the U.S, IIRC.

Radical structural changes between generations back then were not, as they later became on the W210, the order of the day.

Keep your eyes open and you will find the brochure you are looking for... they ARE out there.

Good luck,

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Hi.
I would like to see some (read: many) pics on restoring /8 Mercedes-Benz.
I have some questions regarding colors on the original bolts and other equipment in and under the car..
Like, the bolts that hold the front fenders.. Are they allways the same color as the car ?
Are the bolts the hold the hinges for the hood, also the same color as the car or are they kind of yellow-metal looking, like brand new bolts ?

Are looking through the pic-thread at the moment, but if anyone knows any good pages on restoring the /8 or strichacht as they're called.. Or pics from the car was new.
Our family has owned /8s since they were new. the bodies were painted complete,that is with all panels in place and in one coat so all body bolt,hinges etc etc are body color. The only non body colored parts are the splash panels inside the front fenders on each side. Those are black. Inside the trunk it's satin Dark grey,not satin or matt black.
the German sites have the most info.
MB-Technikverzeichnis
 

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I also wonder about this: My car has the front upper crossmember painted black, and the serialnumber has been carved/engraved into the plate..
The crossmember at the top, right in front of the radiator.. Where the hood-lock is.

Could this have been replaced ?
Should there be any engravings at all there ?

There are TWO metal-plates there too.. One which contains the color-codes, and equipmentcodes.. (This plate is white.)
Then there's the chassi-numberplate.. Black and shiny with the 115-***-**-****** number and car weight etc..
 

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Here are my thread on a norwegian forum..
Where I've started dismantling my W115.. /8 or MB 200 whichever title you like.
Just in case anyone wanted to see..
I've planned to take my time with it, since my health isn't the best..
• Se emne - Eirik's 1973 W115 200..
Enjoy..
 

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Yes,it looks like the radiator support has been changed. That black is just a protection coating for the part when it is storage. Paint it the same color as the body.
 

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Thanks for the tip..
Any clues on how to re-print the chassinumber on that support ?
As you can see, the numbers are ingraved be free-hand... And I would like to make it look more original..
 
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