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    More pictures of the front end assembly and a picture of the relined brake shoes. Getting the front hubs installed on the upper and lower control arms was one of the most difficult jobs. You'd be surprised how many seals, washers and spacers need to fit in to a tight space. Took my father and I about 5 hours to get both sides installed.
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    Completed front end.
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    Time to get back to posting updates on this thread. These are some pictures of the rear end. These old Mercedes had an early independent suspension known as a swing axle. One side of the rear end is fixed while the other has a pivot.
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    Assembling the rear end was another project that was fairly difficult. Getting the correct backlash and meshing pinion gear correctly with the differential was a bit of trial and error without some special jigs the factor uses. Also lots of washers and and seals that fit on to the pivot pin of the swing axle which was quite difficult to assemble.
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    More of the rear end assembly. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the fully completed reassembly.
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    this thread is great. Very interesting project thanks for sharing. That rear end is different for sure lol

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    Here is the car with the front and rear ends bolted back on and dropped on to its wheels again.
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    These are the latest pictures on the progress from about a month ago. Preliminary mounting of the body panels. I don't believe there has been much progress over the last month as they have been finishing up some other projects.
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