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220SE Restoration pt 4

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Right Front inner sill section .

This picture shows the inner sill section where it has been patched badly in the past . This will be removed and a proper panel fitted to replace it Object sticking down in the center of the picture is the jack point…!

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Front Guards have been removed 

The guards have to be removed to replace the sills and right front one which is full of body filler.

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Sill Removed on Right Side .

REmoving this part required a lot of work as the sill was 4 layers thick in places including parts of the original sill . This has created pockets of rust which has to be removed. This is the right Front corner The front end is pointing upwards where it was fitted incorrectly. This has to be removed and replaced with a correct part.

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Top Part of Sill to be removed yet.

The Doors have to be removed next so the sills can trimmed off.

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Close up right front jack point 

This the jack point which has also been badly patched. This is the bottom of the A pillar and has a patch on it ,again it has to be removed and repaired correctly .It’s not connected to the body at the rear ,which is a major safety issue as it can collapse if the car is lifted on the jack point.

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The Doors are going to be replaced…

Because they have large amounts of filler which would have to be removed,then replaced as the car is going to be repainted and there is the real risk that the rust underneath the filler will get worse.

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Left Front inner sill section.

Again another part which was patched badly in the past and again this will be removed and repaired correctly.

 

The beginning...

The beginning…

Photos of 220a restoration. Ponton 1 003

I bought this 200a in 2005 with the intention of restoring it  …. many years later the body work is done and partially painted ,the doors still need some work and the bonnet and boot lid need a lot of work before painting . Engine gear box ,diff and brakes are done .new bumpers and various lights are there.  As for the car it self, it was imported into Australia by MERBENZ ,Melbourne and came with a steel sliding sunroof. it was ordered with a special interior, Dark maroon leather with cloth headliner .