Cleaning up Grandpa’s Car with this 1978 Mercedes Restoration

John RussoClassic Car RestorationJuly 3, 20170 Comment

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We LOVE cars with a story and this 1978 Mercedes restoration has a pretty cool one….

Our most recent project in the shop is a 1978 Mercedes being cleaned up by a family in memory of their late-grandpa.


Scroll down to see the photos of the project in process.


So far we have cleaned this classic mercedes up underneath, inside the trunk and under the hood. Then we repainted it Sapphire Black using a black primer.


We worked with Mercedes SourceDiesel Mercedes and Autohaus for all of our used and new parts that went into this restoration.


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Progress Photos of the 1978 Mercedes Restoration....


Slowly getting Gramp's old Mercedes back together. Right now we are upgrading the A/C (have to have in Florida), finding some sweet tunes, and a custom made interior with our partners at Soft Trim








This week we wet-sanded the whole car with 1200, 2000, and 3000 grit to get it ready for a 3 stage buff. Once we put on the polished moldings and other goodies this 1978 Mercedes restoration moves on to the next steps which are a mechanical tune-up and custom made interior...



Watch John at Palm Beach Customs as he works on buffing out the Mercedes and gives you a few tips...


Started to put on the parts that we can before buffing! See below


The amber fog lights you see below are a super special and very hard to find. We were able to find a pair with Diesel Mercedes along with new headlights and the bezels.



New tail light lenses: 






The chrome bumpers cleaned up really nice with some Mothers and a little buffing: 


Mercedes 240D restored chrome bumper




Here's the hood after being painted Black Sapphire and waiting to be mounted back on.


hood repainted with black sapphire








All the door jams have been painted...

Door jams painted


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New and Used Parts have Arrived!!


Heres the Mercedes Before the Restoration










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