220SE Restoration .

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This is an early 220SE which has been sent in from overseas for a complete make over. .All of the bright trim is being removed followed by a strip back to bare metal .IMG_0072

Unfortunately some repairs in the past were not very well done and will need to be made right to remove rust which is just starting under the body filler.

Here, the front mudguards have been welded to the sill/rocker sections. These are unibody car and they flex a lot which cracks any joins which should not be welded up.

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Not a very clear picture but this is the Drivers side.

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This the rear end of the Sill section at the drivers side rear door. The seams have been filled,again this must be rectified.

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Passenger is side is the same with much work required to fix. As can be seen in both pictures, both jacking points are missing … 😦

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This the Seam at the top of the rear quarter which again has been badly filled and is cracking with rust showing through the paint .

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The bottoms of the doors are showing signs of rust where the door rubbers seat , this will have to cleaned out and treated to prevent further rust.

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Inside the door groove there is a little rust which has just been caught in turn.

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In the past the doors have been sprayed inside  with bituminous under coat, which unfortunately never works .This will be removed and a proper rust sealer applied.

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This is the drivers side 1/4 light frame which unfortunately is rusted away so the hunt begins for a new or better one.

 

 

 

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