220 SE rust repairs

This car looked OK at first glance ,but a quick look underneath revealed previous rust “repairs”. Repairs  is a word incorrectly used in this context though. Once I pulled the interior out it was obvious someone has simply welded loose parts of steel over the top of something…. That something was revealed once I used the plasma cutter to remove all the scrap that had been added.


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Under the left front of the sill ,the fairly new paint is peeling off ,not a big problem as it’s all coming off.

The jack point is missing!.

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The box under the front seat has rusted away from the floor.

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Pic on the left shows the patches welded into the inside of the sill box ,Drivers side.

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deans W111 2015 010 Underside of the floor when the bitumen crap was removed.

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The inner edge of the sill was revealed ,once the patch was removed . The ragged edge of the steel is actually rust .The jack point is also missing on this side . The car is lacking in strength now which must be rectified before the outside of the sills can be repaired. This will include a new floor .

Floor turned out to be two layers,one welded over the other !! all this had to removed. Pic shows the rotten section from the drivers side floor.

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patch  pop riveted over the jack point !!

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crappy patches welded over the rust ,all misshapen ,so covered in 1/2″ of body filler. deans W111 2015 029

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All this will be removed .

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