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Back after 20 years

I once again am a Benz owner. Back in college I had a 1967 250S which my wife and I restored and drove for probably 5 years.
Here is a before and a couple of after pictures.

Since then I spent most of my efforts restoring old motorcycles.

But now we have another project, a 1973 450SL.

Looks pretty good from this angle, but there are some pretty nasty surprises under the carpets and trunk mats.

I know, we should run away and find some rust free example, but I grew up in Wisconsin and now live in New England and by my standards it's not that bad. Certainly fixable.

Notice the expandable foam the PO used to seal out the water.

The good news is I can weld and paint so it doesn't look like money, it looks like a challenge. Although I drove it home, I think it is a perfect candidate for a Mega Squirt conversion.

I thought I might document the reconstruction in the W107 forum both to solicit advice and maybe show what is possible.

Looking forward to interacting with this community.

Mark in VT
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