BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: 280SLC, 350SLC (parts car)
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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still in the shop...
Well, the SLC is proving a hard beast to fix. They put it on a puller to get the dent out but it didn't cooperate. Funny that - the steel is pretty thick there and not really designed to pull out. The panel man was saying that the way the steel is sandwiched and welded in that area it is hard to pull in the right direction without working against other bits under the skin.
So, the insurance assessor came back and they decided to cut a whole new panel in. Proabably better in the long run with the whole crumple zone thing. Hell of a lot of work though. I just want my Benz back so I can go for a drive. I've been using my work car to get around - a little smart Fortwo... Good fun, but strangely far more visible than the Benz as everyone still looks at you like you are a zoo specimen...