A special thank to my understanding and supporting wife, for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time on this project.
Thank you!
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dashboard part 1 1/2

It is not very often I am this satisfied with my work.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Some update pictures.

I love the "look".

Just waiting for the wood.....

A main switch is mounted behind the battery. Operates from the gloves compartment. This is required by the insurancecompany. The battery is also secured.
There's been a long way from the rusted wreck I found back in 99, until now. But it is worth it. I think....
The engine compartment is getting complete. It just needs a clean up. And the heaterboxes are still missing.

New telescopic antenna mounted. (The windshield is not mounted.)

Rear end waiting for the bumper.
Nice wheels?

Fuel filter and tank selector

A fuel leak appeared from the tank selectorhousing. No problem on a 50 years old Mercedes Benz. Just go to your local dealer, and order new parts. They will arrive from Germany after a couple of days. Amazing!! I ordered both o-rings, the spring, the fuel filter and the broken gasket.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dashboard part I

Grinded and painted with the same paint as my friends car. "lys antikk". I really hope this will be nice and original. It should have been used this oldstyle Chellack, but this is way too expensive for me. 20 000,- NOK... When a professional does the job.

Fog lamps

These lamps are not from the 50's, but the design is acceptable I think. They are Bosch lamps.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Beltline chrome

I have started the mounting of beltlinechrome. The homemade T-studs was perfect. Maybe I should start to manufacture them? On the inside I used washers with larger diameter, and butyl to seal.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Visit in a friends garage for further inspiration!

This car is in extremely good shape. It was impossible to take a good photo, because of bad space. This is a 58'
I borrowed the paint for the wood. I think this is the right color.

Someday it is me behind the wheel...... dream dream dream dream.......

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Little things

I have started to grind the wood for the dashboard.

Production of small chrome belt fasteners. These are really expensive, so I decided to produce them myself. The picture under shows the result after Egil has primed them. Ready to use. The chrome details are almost ready for assemblying. This afternoon I have polished them with Autosol, with a good result.

As I wrote earlier, two bulbs in the instrumentpanel was dark. I decidet to open up the panel to locate the problem. There was a burned wire, that had to be replaced. You can see a green wire missing in the right and middle of the picture below. I am impressed of the art of engineering also in the instrumentpanel. I guess Mercedes was lightyears ahead of all other car producers in the 50's.