Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3
|Restoration Log by Dan Mooney
I am pleased to report that we now have this exciting project underway. With the engine and drive train removed, lots of corrosion and some very shoddy previous repairs are on display.
|The silver car in the background will be
of several parts
|First job is to remove the engine and front
|6.3L V8 is crammed into the engine
|With the axle removed, the first signs of
rust are exposed
|Engine and front subframe removed
as one unit
|Engine and front suspension weigh about the
as the orange car in the neighboring bay!
|Engine bay stripped, will be refinished
|A custom wiring harness will be made from
||In the restoration business 25 years and I
seen duct tape panel repairs before!
|More duct tape hole patching
|A lot of bondo beneath lower RH quarter
||Bondo was hiding these huge rust holes
|Original seat upholstery is in fantastic
|Scraping away multiple layers of
||Interior wood being removed for refinishing