Thread: '82 300sd
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:54 PM
charmalu charmalu is offline
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Look between the firewall and the wall in front. leaves and junk get in there and can cause rust issues. there are drains on either side that will get plugged up.

also under the battery can be rust issues from the battery acid. on my 84 there as a hole rusted through the firewall from the acid and neglect. had to patch that. so if owner will let you remove battery and tray for a peek would be good.

look under the carpets for rust in the floor pans. rust can be between the undercoating and not see it.

check rockers and wheel arches, around rear tail lights where they seal against the body.

lift up the carpet and lid in trunk and check the spare and for tools/jack and any rust in the tub. kind of hard to lift out the trunk liners in the quarters, but there are drains under them and could be rust there. look under the car to see the rubber drains. check to see if they are open.

there are MB shop members in your area, one in SAILOR15015 with a85 300D. he is in Norman, Ok. not far from you. do a member search and maybe PM him.

Charlie
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