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Specific spots to check for rust?

I am getting ready to look at several W116s in the next week here in the Midwest. There will be no rust free ones here in the Midwest, so what specific body areas am I to check for rust in these models? Are there any spots which are specific deal breakers that I should walk away from? I know everybody loves a rust free car, but the chance of a 25-35 year old MB here in Indiana is going to very slim, so I want to know exactly where to look on the car.

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The most common areas are the trunk side pockets, spare tire pocket, rocker panels, front floorboard, front fenders, bumper mounting area, sunroof drains, fuel filler door and rear arches.
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