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My 300D has been sitting for about 6 years

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I just recently became the lucky owner of a 1984 300D. Its a 4 door, vinyl interior, light blue exterior, and it is a turbo. It was my father's and he has not touched it since the driver side trailing arm cracked in 2006ish. ( I have not actually crawled under the car to make sure that is what broke, but the rear driver side wheel is touching the inside of the wheel well at the top) What I'm interested in knowing is, if all of you more experienced w123 owners believe it is worth getting back on the road? Do you think I am going to run into a lot more rust/suspension issues because of how long its been sitting? I'm not too familiar with these cars or diesel engines, but from what I understand, the motor should have plenty of life left, its at 95k. But I also gather that it is difficult to come across a trailing arm. So if I was to start repairing the car, what would you guys recommend I replace before trying to start it up? I don't want to damage anything by cranking it. -Let me know what you guys think.
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Thanks a lot, do I need any special tools for the valve adjustment?

Also, anyone have any suggestions on what to do about my slightly moldy interior? Its vinyl or whatever the fake leather was made out of.
Looks like a trip to harbor freight is in order when I leave work. Thanks for the info. What do I get to look forward to for the trailing arm?
Pinkfloydfan, what do you consider is a good price on a set of used trailing arms? I've got a lead on some with hubs, e brakes, and bushings + hardware. (I don't want to overpay, nor insult the seller with an unreasonable offer.)
Alright, thanks. I don't know why but I always thought they would be more.
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