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Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962)

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A Oliveira
02-11-2017
04:13 PM ET (US)
Thanks Phil
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philip langlois
02-11-2017
03:20 PM ET (US)
That is the body number
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A Oliveira
02-11-2017
03:18 PM ET (US)

Thanks Phil
I have two numbers stamped:
- A - on the passenger side - where you say.
- B - a different one, on the driver side, in the inner part of the fender, What is the meaning of this one? (see the photo).
Edited 02-11-2017 04:06 PM
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philip langlois
02-10-2017
09:28 PM ET (US)
The VIN number is stamped in the passenger side frame rail just under the voltage regulator. It will be probably filled in by paint so you will have to scrape away the paint. There is also a plate rivited to the frame at this point with the same number. Phil
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A Oliveira
02-10-2017
12:16 PM ET (US)
Hello
In W120, where is the Chassis number stamped.
There are differences between the chassis number and VIN.
I' not asking for de plates localisation, I need the localization of the number stamped in the Chassi.
Thanks
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Marchman1001
01-03-2017
09:01 PM ET (US)
Thank you for the valuable information.
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Heathcliff1
01-03-2017
05:25 PM ET (US)
Mike, just another view point. I am aware that many people love POR15 and consider it the best thing since sliced bread. I do not want to start a whole argument here for or against POR15, but I have used it for earlier restorations but stopped doing so. I have found that for a good preparation - and to make sure it stays on - as much prep work is required for POR15 as for the more traditional paint systems. Modern paints are of very high quality, stay on and do not allow moisture to creep in between the paint and the coating as POR15 did for me even after the very best preparation I could do. I am really meticulous in what I do, to the extent that I use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and wipe all surfaces to be painted with thinner to decrease before painting. I have cleaned the bottom of our car with scrapers, wire brushes and then sanded, vacuum cleaned and degreased it before spraying on a coat of traditional primer and then two layers of the (more or less) correct original colour of the car. Even after 2.5 years on the road through snow and ice, tropical temperatures, over very rough roads, sand storms and bottoming-out on many occasions the condition of my under-car is still very good. Happy New Year, Fred Smits. Follow us on www.Facebook.com/ClassicStrider
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Marchman1001
01-02-2017
10:35 PM ET (US)
Thank you, Don French for the great advice.
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Don French
01-02-2017
04:46 PM ET (US)
Mike, I use - as many auto restorers do - POR15 in chassis black; there are other colors available too. It bonds to rust (POR is Paint-Over-Rust) and provides an almost ceramic-like paint coating that if applied with a brush will eliminate most brush marks as it dries. You can also spray it, and I recommend using a PreVal sprayer (about $5-$8 each) so as to not gum up a standard paint sprayer, since the product when dry cannot be removed with any solvent. I did the bottom of a 190D on a lift using 6 PreVal sprayers and a quart of POR-15. You'll need to wear a painter's "space suit" if you do it that way, as you don't want the product to touch your skin.
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Marchman1001
01-01-2017
08:44 PM ET (US)
Hello, any suggestions on what product I should use to undercoat my 57 220s. Thanks, Mike.
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Marchman1001
12-31-2016
06:30 PM ET (US)
Happy holidays to all !!!
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Jeff Miller
12-29-2016
08:39 AM ET (US)
Try the Hagerty insurance site. This is the link to get values...

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/search/auto

If the wagon isn't listed, give them a call.
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kdelman
12-28-2016
11:25 AM ET (US)
Good morning ponton owners:
I am almost finished restoring a 1959 190Db wagon and will be planning on selling it late summer or early fall of 2017. Are there any suggestions from this group about establishing a price for the wagon? I have scoured the internet on value estimates without any success. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Kirk
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Marchman1001
12-27-2016
10:19 PM ET (US)
Thanks,youngsterpaul....
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Youngsterpaul
12-27-2016
08:10 PM ET (US)

Hello Group , reguarding re chroming . I just had my bumpers done on my 1959 190D , I had them done @ Reds Parts Attic & Chrome Plating , New Caney , Tx 77357 Shipped them from N.C. And i cant tell you how good they turned out . He is very professional and the price wasnt bad ,
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Marchman1001
12-27-2016
07:20 PM ET (US)
Hello group, I am interested in having the chrome on my 57 , 220s re chromed. I'm getting quotes of close to 10,000 for the car. That seems more than excessive to me. They want close to 5,000 for the bumpers alone. To be quite honest, the chrome on the car is in very good condition , the car has not seen rain and been garaged for the last 49 yrs. does anyone have any information regarding having chrome work done. Thank you, Mike
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