1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

Started on March 16 by TC

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This is my new toy, "Boxy Brown". Its a 1982 Mercedes 300SD turbodiesel. I cheaply bought it off a guy who had let it sit for quite a few years, so it has needed a lot of work. I am also a college student, so I can only work on this while I'm on school breaks (its currently sitting in my parents' garage with 3/4 brake job). So far I've done the following (during my spring break week): - new pirelli tires - total wheel and hub rebuilds, bearings, seals, brake calipers, rotors, pads - rebuilt transmission servos and valve body - all filters changed - valve timing adjusted - instrument lighting converted to high power LEDs (too bright at the moment) - new pioneer head unit (partially wired in)

Plans include: - new paint and bodywork - possible veggie oil conversion - rear subframe and suspension replacement (already purchased, just need to find time) - decent stereo system....nothing earth-shaking, just good sound for an audiophile - driving this car for the next 20 years or so!

Hopefully I can get this car back on the road. I drove it home with almost no brakes (wouldn't recommend!!), opened them up and found that all but one caliper was frozen. As soon as I get that last caliper and rotor on I will be driving this daily. More updates to come! It's not exactly a race car, but its my ride.

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