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Old 28th September 2017, 10:03   #61
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Default Re: Mercedes W123 240D - Yet another addition to the family

Updates as of 28th September

The first floor panel is ready to be patched in.
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Innards of the front fenders are being coated with primer.
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Wheel arch at the rear has been repaired too.
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Old 28th September 2017, 21:27   #62
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Default Re: Mercedes W123 240D - Yet another addition to the family

Pics of the floor panel welded in place.
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Old 29th September 2017, 21:00   #63
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More hand made parts
  • reinforcement located below front floor pan
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  • part of the rear floor pan (under construction)
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Old 30th September 2017, 20:26   #64
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Default Re: Mercedes W123 240D - Yet another addition to the family

Updates as of 30th September

The rear floor pan was welded in.
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The hump near the transmission tunnel being fabricated.
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Using a grinder to smoothen out the welds.
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Updates as of 03-Oct

Welded sections have been coated with red oxide primer. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
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More body panels being fabricated.
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Everything we touch turns to rust - the car appears to be a rust bucket in the truest sense.
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Updates as of 05-Sep

Rear panels have been welded in, after repairs to the inner section (including a liberal smearing of primer).

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Updates as of 05-Sep

Rear panels have been welded in after repairs to the inner section (including a liberal smearing of primer).
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Fitment of tail lights and trim being checked.

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Warpage kept in check using turnbuckles.

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Updates from 11th October

Work on the rear has been completed. Repaired sections have been coated with primer to arrest corrosion.

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Floor pans on the left being replaced.

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Updates as of 14th October

The floor pans on the left side of the car have been attended to. They have been temporarily coated with red oxide primer.
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The jack up point at the front left has also been repaired.

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The area above the dashboard has completely disintegrated.

And I wanted to avoid opening up the dashboard...

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The wiper motor and linkages were unbolted today.
Part of the cowling was removed using an angle grinder to make some more room.

Our target is to fix the this area without using an oxy acetylene torch. Let's wait for the end results.

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A few more pictures from today.

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Updates as of 16th October

Repairs to the front door near the mirror mount.

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Rear screen was removed from the car and corroded sections of the frame is being fixed

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Everything we touch turns to rust - the car appears to be a rust bucket in the truest sense.
Welcome to the wonderous world of the W123.

Obviously these cars have a phenomaly good reputation for lasting for ever. In reality that's more on the mechanics then the chassis. They rust badly! I was very surprised when I started looking into buying a W123 how big a problem this really is. Having owned Italian and English cars from the same era, I thought I was pretty familiar with rust, but the W123 is particular prone to rust in multiple places. On the upside, most of it is relatively easy to replace.

Will you be doing some additional rust proofing, such as Dinitrol or similar when you're finished welding?

Just noticed an image of some work done on the trunk. I noticed two large presses/jacks sort of pressing the two sides of the car apart? Why was that, is there a problem with structural intergrity of the car at the rear?

Good luck with the project. I enjoy folllowing it!

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