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220SE Restoration .pt 2


After Removing the Front bumpers , this tell tale was discovered, a spacer between the Chassis bumper mount and the bumper iron.  Someone had done this to allow the front bumper to  appear to sit evenly . A closer look under the car was necessary .


This picture shows a group of creases in the left front chassis leg

Because i intend to refinish the under side in the correct PVC undercoating I had begun to strip the bituminous underseal that had been applied in the past . This stuff causes rust rather than protect against it .  The front of the left hand chassis leg is bent backwards with a large crease in it.


The Circles out line the easiest visible damage which had been covered with body filler to disguise it. 

The Chassis leg will have to be replaced to repair the damage .


More damage and bad repairs have been discovered in the sill sections . where the remnants of one the jacking points has been discovered albeit with some bad patches and would have been too dangerous to use. 

The sills on either side have been patched several times over the decades to hide rust, the one above was removed and discovered to have been held on with contact glue…..


The Circle indicates an area where the sill is 4 (four) layers thick of rusted metal and body filler with patches applied with contact adhesive. 

Close up of one of the patches which looks to have been cut from the side of an old fridge.


Mercedes 300SE W112

Most of the rusty panels on the left side have now been removed with help from the oner,Phiol. Phil ha flown in from Western Australia to see how it’s done..


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the lower sections have to removed to get rid of all the rust and restore the Strength to the body.


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as can be seen the jack point is rotten with rust opening holes into the cars interior .

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the bottom of the wheel house wall is removed to gain access to the rust .

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the rusted parts are ground off to the edge of rust free metal

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measn while in the Front the rusted parts have been sought out ,the left side is qite good (apart from the sill sections)


On the Right side the booster will have to removed to get at the rust under it, leaking brake fluid has stripped off the paint and resulting moisture has attacked the steel.


the bottom of the front chassis support will need to be replaced.


In the left front guard it can be seen that the PVC undercoating covered everything,unlike lesser Finnys.



The fuel tank sender shows that it is basically shot.