Yep, I got the torque converter first. No crossmember on
the 380SL, but there's a crossover exhaust right behind
the opening in the TC shield for the plug.
It almost but not quite prevents access to the TC drain plug.
I managed to strip the pan plug, but that one is accessible
enough to take alternate measures for removal. Stripping
the TC plug would have been a disaster!
Went ahead and coated the gasket with ATF regardless.
I'll let you all know if it leaks. Creature of habit.