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170-S Pickup
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170-S Pickup

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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 06:09:48 PM »
Hi all
I have a 1955 170 S-D pick up I am about to embark on the arduous job of restoration.
I would be interested in contacting any members who have a similar pick-up, and have done this project.

I believe from the chassis and vin numbers that the chassis is for a 170V and the bodywork is for the 170S. (I could be wrong here and would be glad of advice.

The numbers are as follows":
Plate on A pillar: R136 185 4502537
Plate on firewall: 136 45 05474

Lueg Karosserie plate  10721

Any advice and sources of parts hugely appreciated!

Ross.

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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 08:03:55 PM »
The "185" in the chassis number signifies that it indeed is a 170S-D model.  All 170S-D models in the second sequence of numbers begin with "18", the third digit in the sequence tells the type of build it is.  Here are a few 170S-D types:
  • 181 - sedan
  • 182 - sedan w/ sliding roof
  • 183 - chassis for ambulance
  • 184 - taxi

Your "185" was a special build that consisted of a running chassis and partial body cowl & floor plate made specifically for special bodies for custom body builders like Leug.

The 45 in the last sequence of numbers indicates that it left the Mercedes factory in 1954. 
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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 08:24:32 PM »
Forgot to add that parts will be the same as a regular 170S-D sedan except for of course the custom truck bed by Leug. 

The only twist will be if it is a right hand drive car, which can complicate availability of parts for such things as steering, column shift linkages, etc. 

When you get a chance, post some pictures of your pick-up!
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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 08:50:02 PM »
Here are some photos of other 170S-D pick-up trucks.  A large number of them are in Argentina.

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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 12:15:55 AM »
Hi John
Thanks for such a prompt reply and for the various pictures of S-Ds in Argentina.

To be strictly original, should the wheels be the same colour as the body?? I see a range of variations.

I am hoping there are enough parts of S-Ds available in Australia, but may have to cast further afield.
Will try to attach a picture soon.
Kind regards
Ross.

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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 01:06:05 AM »
Ross,

I don't think there were a lot of S-D's sold in Australia, so some parts may be a little harder to find than for an conventional S model - which are relatively common. I may have some contacts if needed, and I also have a lot of spare S parts which may suffice. Where are you located in Queensland ? I was there 2 days ago as my 170s, 300b, and Tatraplan are located there.

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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 09:42:17 AM »
Yes, many of the "S-D" parts are the same as the "S" & "DS" model with a few "V" parts mixed in.  There are a lot more options with the diesel engine OM636, having been used for refrigeration boxes, boats, unimogs, etc.
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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 06:03:10 AM »
Hi John and others

I will try to attach a photo of my 1955 170S-D pick-up, flatbed, ute or whatever it is called in whatever country is watching!

Regards
Ross.
Sorry. can't seem to find a way of attaching a photo. Any helpful clues, please.




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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 12:24:22 PM »
When you are posting and below the text input box, you will find "+ Attachments and other options".  Click on this and it will expand the view to include an input box that says "choose file".  Click on this and then attach your picture from the file location on your computer.  If you want to attach additional pictures, choose "more attachments" right below the input box.

That's it!
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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 06:44:17 PM »
Thanks, John. Will try it.
Ross.
Tried: but input box with "choose file" is not coming up.
Do I have something perhaps blocking this?

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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014, 11:14:00 PM »
Just checked and you do have the permissions to attach documents.  Nothing here that I can see on my end that would block your attempts.  Why don't you send me by email the attachments you want and I will post them for you for now.
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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 01:50:32 PM »
See this attached 2 page PDF.  It has a few screen shots that might help with the file upload/attachment process.
You might also try a different Web Browser program, look for the window behind another window, etc??
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Re: 170-S Pickup
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 08:30:15 PM »
Hello Scott and John

I have taken Scott's suggestion of trying a different browser, and the "Attach" / Browse box has finally appeared.

Thanks, gents for your suggestions and patience!

Let's hope things run smoothly from now.
Kind regards
Ross.