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where is that exactly anyway?

course me i look at that and laugh..grab some 20g sheet, roll the edge slightly, cut to fit, butt joint match and stitch weld it in...that would be an EASY fix...not like the alfa gtv i did where i had to make sil's front and rear, new arches, most of the floor from scratch, most of the trunk , all of the chin, deck lid surgery, tail pan cut and made from scratch on top of all the body mods i did as well for the customer..then of course the hundreds of hours of body work time

as for pic's as much as ive picked the car the pic's i have SUCK..rest assured pic's will get posted when its picked up if i dont last min change my mind to the 75 sitting 20 feet away from it...while my wife has seen pic's she will be helping me load n unload..but keep this in mind i am not buying and building it for myself but for a friend, this board seemed like the best place for info as well as a place of insanity to drop the build insanity......

now that my last job is out of my shop its time to finish building the rotisserie for this build and many others
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Itís the rear frame rails around the back wheel arches that I believe are a mess. The firewall work and the blower box.




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At the time of the rust investigations: Engineering Manager (USA-based).
Later: Managing Director (EU-based).
After the rust investigations, MB changed to what has become the "standard" double-sided coated steel.
This is the steel protection most auto and Large over-the-road-truck manufactures use. **
This cured the more rapid rusting, and made the vehicles (both cars and Large trucks) superior in rust prevention.

** An even more dramatic example is the lack of double-sided zinc coating in body panels as the reason for the infamous Vega rusting problems.
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At the time of the rust investigations: Engineering Manager (USA-based).
Later: Managing Director (EU-based).
After the rust investigations, MB changed to what has become the "standard" double-sided coated steel.
This is the steel protection most auto and Large over-the-road-truck manufactures use. **
This cured the more rapid rusting, and made the vehicles (both cars and Large trucks) superior in rust prevention.
I was interested that you earlier recommended buying a mid 80s or later car. Mercedes had further rust problems in the mid to late 90s, maybe even a bit later. W210 was one. We have had our E320 for a long time, but luckily MB Canada and our dealer helped us get preventive work done that avoided most of the problems.


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True that Graham, out of all Mercs I had W210 was the closest to becoming Titanic. Rust was everywhere - body panels, wheel arches, strut support, etc. 107 or 124 seemed like next gen in terms of rust proofing 😉
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