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Finally after two and half years in the shop the bodywork and paint are finished and apart from some final panel fit and buffing the car is ready to be taken home to start reassembly.
The amount of rust revealed turned into a nightmare, close to forty separate repairs were completed with major work done to the bulkhead area and floors.

I'm really happy with the quality of the work, the paint is stunning.

Some pics attached from begining to end.
 

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1986 560SL: '84 500SL: '84 280SL 5 speed: other 107s
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I am speechless. Keep us posted :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Good on ya!


You are my newest fucking hero.


Keep this thread updated. Please.
 

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just a little wiring to button up and you're good to go! :)

in all seriousness, good luck with the assembly and look forward to many updates.
 

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You are one devoted restorer! Good on ya'! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Wow! Very nice! I think you had more work than I did ! Can't wait till I get to where you are. Good going. Keep the pics coming :thumbsup:
 

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87 300SL "Roadster" 86 420SEL "Limo" 89 420SEL The "New" Limo 87 190E 2.6 fact bodykit
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That's a fair bit of work, but it'll be well worth it when it's finished. The last car I did that with was a 78 HZ 308 1 tonner, which would have been easy compared to this :bowdown:

I'll be looking forward to the updates as the project unfolds.

Cheers :thumbsup:
 

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What they said. Impressive amount of work, and nice to see it's so close to me!
I picked up a 500SL AMG a couple of months ago and I'm LOVIN IT!
Good luck.
 

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1986 560SL with M120 V12 Engine, 1988 560SL Stock
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Nice work. Is that good old zinc chromate primer I see.

Keep us posted.
 

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Holy Sh!t - and i thought i was doing it tough.

Keep us posted and if you have a good list of suppliers in the Southern Hemi - that would be a great source of info.

Good luck!
 
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