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Last night I made some progress....

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Got this grimy beast out. Had to remove a cross-member to drop it.
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Rotted donuts, mmm
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Pinion seal much? I'm replacing the whole rear axle, so this is no longer a problem. (oops, sideways photo...)
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BlackBart wrote: 20 May 2022, 12:37 Last night I made some progress....


Rotted donuts, mmm

Someone other than Mercedes used rubber donuts in the drive line.
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Well here's a wild one. Good old 70's !
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^^^ HA!


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I have one of the 1988 Mercedes roadside assistance 300TE wagons. The blue stripe and logos were all removed and it was sold to the public in Florida. Of course, It is not in my active fleet.
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Sveedy wrote: 20 May 2022, 13:52 Well here's a wild one. Good old 70's !
That was fun!
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^ Those things were fast without all the add-ons.
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volvolugnut wrote: 20 May 2022, 17:29 I have one of the 1988 Mercedes roadside assistance 300TE wagons. The blue stripe and logos were all removed and it was sold to the public in Florida. Of course, It is not in my active fleet.
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Oh, you should totally have those graphics put back on! It might be very popular on BaT.
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Lugnut, what do you know about the Merc 240D from the 70's? There's a whole range as I understand it - 220D, 240D, 250 with the straight 6 gas... Then the W123 replacement came out in about '76 I think.

I have a young niece who out of all the things a teenager could pick, said she really likes the 240D (!) Impressive. My wife's brother had a 220 in grad school, long gone. Many retired German taxicabs spent a second career in Africa. They were tough.

I've seen "collectors" on Hemmings for 15 to 20K, I've seen Craigslist cars with a blown motor for $600.

Remember the cool two-tone ones with the contrasting roof?
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