Mercedes 220SE Restoration part 20

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The Right rear section ,when paint was stripped off revealed more damage .The yellowish parts on the panel are bronze from the previous attempt at repair .

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The ruler indicates hte depth of the dent 

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Right rear edge of the boot lid is 10 mm too high,indicating hidden damage.

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left rear edge of boot lid fits closer and factory correct.

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The bootlid sits high along this edge too, because the fender edge has not been straightened properly in the past and will have to be lifted up.

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The Difference in the panels 

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The new rear Box for the panel has been fitted and welded into place .

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New outer skin is being welded into place .

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At the ‘C’ Pillar further damage from a past accident has been revealed so this will need to be straightende out ,Once the rear window was removed, further rust has been revealed because the rubber seal had not been fitted properly and moisture had leaked in .

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Rist in the base of theC pillar .

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Inside the C pillar section at the parcel shelf it has rusted quite badly .

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