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Finally starting on the 250C repairs

I've had the car since last September and just did a little detailing and minimal driving. My plan is to check out the brakes and other typical areas to make sure everything is functioning properly. I removed the interior to get a full shot of the rusted out sections. Not as bad as I originally thought but still needs much help. The drivers side only had some minor rust through in the back but the passenger side had it front and rear. I also need to cut the trunk floor out and have that replaced. Can't find any replacement floor pans so we may just use regular sheet metal with some ribbing for strength. I also need to find out how to remove the center console and heater vents above it. My unit is all cracked so I have a replacement for it.



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I will check the 250C in my local yard to see how those corners look, I may be able to cut you some patches...car is in NC. My parts car is rusty in the same places. I also have a console that is pretty much perfect if you need it.

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Thanks Al for the offer, I hired someone today to take the car next week and weld in some new sheet metal. He's also going to add a rhino guard like layer when all the work is done so it will never rust again. On the console mine is in good condition, just need to find out how to remove it. I plan on buying some black dye and respray all the vinyl to give a fresh look. I did it to my old corvette and it came really nice.

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Found some shots of the rusted trunk floor:
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The rust inside the car isn't that awfully bad. My 114, when I had it, was a little worse...
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Went to check on the progress for my repairs. The trunk looks really good, very happy with the results. He just needs to spray it when all is done with a rhino guard coating so it will never rust again. We are also going to use that up front as well. Some photos of the trunk and front floor pan.

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I ordered my floor pans from klokkerholm usa. they were very cheap. they were also for the 4 door, but a little mods and they fit very nice
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The job is completed, here are some updated photos. Quality not too great so I will try and reshoot them later. Next step is to paint everything inside and then add some dynamat floor insulation. I need to find a good carpet supplier and then get the seats repaired. If I can dismantle them myself I may tackle the new padding that needs to be added and possible spring repairs.

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Couple of better pictures, the trunk is a little dusty but much improved with no holes. Second photo is front passenger side, he repaired the outside as well by the rocker panel.



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