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Offline TexasMercedes

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New Member, Wood question...
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:47:21 AM »
Hello,

I have just started an "already in progress" progress restoration of a 1952 220A.  I have some of the old wood and some new pieces that were started in the carving process (75% completed).  I have searched the forums and seen a few pictures but nothing that gives a really good view or close up/ dimensions for the structure of the the wood.  I have seen the shops that sell make you a new set but I think I have most of the wood already there.  Anyone have dimensions or a shot of their restoration? It seems like there is a lot of mortise and tenon work.  I have others to go by, but they do not have the same wood.

I am excited to work on this! New engine, frame finished and sprayed, body primered, new tranny, I have to paint and assemble.

I just finished a 1972 600 Pullman resto and now have three of these to work on:

1952 220A cabrio in pieces
1952 220B Cabrio whole barn find condition
1952 220 sedan whole in barn find condition
1937 170V Cabrio in 2- condition

Pictures to follow

http://www.thecampbellcenter.com/09consignfront.html

http://www.thecampbellcenter.com/09exhibit.html

Brent
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Re: New Member, Wood question...
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 01:09:43 PM »
What's your association with NTX? Stephen
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1952 MBZ 300 Cabriolet
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Re: New Member, Wood question...
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 01:34:05 PM »
I am doing all of the restoration of the cars here now.  We have about 60 cars currently of which about 45 are Mercedes Benz.  MY specialty is the 600 and the newer 140, 126, 220 cars.  I have always wanted to learn and now have the opportunity to work on some that I might never had the chance to own myself.  Today wood rail assembly on the 1953 220a cab, installing the door leather on a 1959 300SL roadster, and finishing install of the seats on 1957 300SC.  Still waiting on parts/chrome for the newly painted 6.3 and a rebuild on a fuel distributor for a 6.9.

I got the best job!  I got to drive the SLR McLaren the other day too!

Brent

P.S. Is there anyone near Dallas that has a 170/220 or 300SC that I can come and look at.  It really helps to see on together before assembly.

Current cool inventory:
1971 600 23k original miles
1972 600 6-door Pullman
1971 600 King Mobutu presidential limo
1957 300SC
1955 Gullwing
1959 300SL
1971 6.3
1979 6.9 15k original miles
1978 450SEL 7 k and 13k original miles
1937 170V
1936 Old sedan
1955 Cadillac Sedan
1929 Model T 4 door
1929 Model T Police paddy wagon
1957 Ford Pickup
1985 BMW 635 CSI and M6
1955 300b
2005 SLR McLaren
1999 500SL
1999 S500
1964 RR Silver Cloud
1926 RR Silver Ghost
1983 RR Corniche
1967 Firebird 350 and 400
1971 240 Z 98 point car
2003 E55
various 108,109,116, 123,126,140,129 and others in rotation
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Re: New Member, Wood question...
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 08:35:28 PM »
Here are some pictures from our Technical Gallery.  Some would apply to your 220 cab A.  You are correct, a lot of mortise & tendon joints and finger splices to keep the wood grain straight.

http://www.170220.com/gallerytech/thumbnails.php?album=2
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