1993 300GE SWB - Paintwork / Shocks / Leather

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Noblebenn
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Afternoon all, a few questions for you knowledageble people. 

1 - Paintwork - A couple of small areas have a little bubbling which I want to have sorted. I know a very good body shop but was just wondering, the paintwork has held up so well and is in excellent condition everywhere else, is there anything info specific to the G Wagon that I should pass on to the body shop? Its metallic black if that makes any difference.

2 - Shocks - The rear shocks are a little worn so would like to refresh the suspension. Again, any recomendations or adivce. It is only used on road so would a set suplied for example by Europarts be acceptable?

3 - Headlining - Anywhere I can get a new headlining ready to fit? It has a sunroof.

4 - Full leather interior, may want to refresh drivers seat - I'm guessing look for a good used one, go to a good local trimmers? Are the front seats used in any other mercedes models?

Thank you in advance for any advice.

 

 

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Re: 1993 300GE SWB - Paintwork / Shocks / Leather

 

 

Noblebenn wrote:

Afternoon all, a few questions for you knowledageble people. 

1 - Paintwork - A couple of small areas have a little bubbling which I want to have sorted. I know a very good body shop but was just wondering, the paintwork has held up so well and is in excellent condition everywhere else, is there anything info specific to the G Wagon that I should pass on to the body shop? Its metallic black if that makes any difference.


The appropriate primer/ undercoat colour is on the paint colour plate on the front bulkead, as is the main paint code. Also check the areas of the join-lines on the read quarter panels for hairline cracks.

 

2 - Shocks - The rear shocks are a little worn so would like to refresh the suspension. Again, any recomendations or adivce. It is only used on road so would a set suplied for example by Europarts be acceptable?

The Sachs items from ECP are the correct OEM part.

 

3 - Headlining - Anywhere I can get a new headlining ready to fit? It has a sunroof.

Dealer ?

4 - Full leather interior, may want to refresh drivers seat - I'm guessing look for a good used one, go to a good local trimmers? Are the front seats used in any other mercedes models?

No, the seats are G specific. A good local trimmer is probably your best bet. But, if the leather is not cracked, you can get them rubbed-down and  re-coated, and they will then look like new.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

 

 

Noblebenn
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Re: 1993 300GE SWB - Paintwork / Shocks / Leather

Thank you, very helpful.

 

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Re: 1993 300GE SWB - Paintwork / Shocks / Leather

Where are the rust bubbles?

Noblebenn
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One patch is on the side at the rear top just below the roof line and the second is on the rear door where a spare wheel has rubbed. 

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Re: 1993 300GE SWB - Paintwork / Shocks / Leather

Seats from a w201 [the 190] and its successor the first C class w202 can be adapted to fit, E class seats are too wide.

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Re: 1993 300GE SWB - Paintwork / Shocks / Leather

Turns out the headliners are no longer available from Mercedes UK.

ANywhere else worth looking?