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Old 02-05-2006, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Benzcrusher

They stopped using the body putty arround '82 IIRC, the MB chassis manual says to use a heat gun, but damn I had to use a torch to get one off of a '79.

The putty is thick and hard and fills compound curves. A knife won't touch it...
My 83 didn't have it.

I would weld in that area. I believe you need some structural strength in that area.
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