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50th Anniversary Restoration challenge

Started by gurrier, 12 January 2022, 02:51 PM

ptashek

Small hint: if you want to attach Dropbox pics inline, you need to do it like this:

[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcsuwfd9xou1tk0/Rear%20Left%20Passenger%20boot%20floor%20Inside.jpg?dl=1[/img]

1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

ptashek

Do any of the pics below help (click to see the shared folder)?
That's the only pics I've found from the "fitting" part on my car.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zc9j7k6xynejx0q/AABSrK18qSM8N24FiZ-AlDE9a?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zc9j7k6xynejx0q/AABSrK18qSM8N24FiZ-AlDE9a?dl=0)
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

rumb

Most panels like that were spot welded in. Drill 1/4" holes in the outer panels and rosette/plug weld them.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

gurrier

Hello all,

Thanks for replies rumb and ptashek.

Back again on the front now.

The infamous bonnet release cable grommet hole.

I am using cut out from donor as a reference for this totally disintregrated part of mine.



Interesting to see completely virgin steel literally within
two inches of total destruction.



Thanks for the pointer on the Dropbox ptashek-took me until now to work out the addition of
the 1 !  Next thing is to get the hang of correctly orientating.

I am going to be ageist by saying - bear with me, I am 64 after all.

I am putting these up in case anyone else would need a reference in the future.

Bill







1973 350SE

ptashek

I admire your dedication! My 350SE was in similar state, and I've parted it out and scrapped the chassis.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

gurrier

Hello All,

I had thought that all photographs of restorations had been lost on the site since photobucket etc.

Imagine my delight when I came across Wbrian63 thread on the 6.9 restoration.  I can't understand how it took me all this time to locate it

It is some three years since Wbrian63's last post.   I sincerely hope that he is still with us.  I do not wish to impose myself on him with a DM.

As some one at the early stages of hopefully saving another example of the inherently fine vehicle that the W116 is
I would like to put on record my admiration for the effort that Wbrian63 put into documenting his undertaking for posterity.

Bill


1973 350SE