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Old 05-27-2012, 09:55 AM
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W123 sedan / saloon rear wing / fender removal - has anyone done it?

G'day Folks,

Like the title says - has anyone ever done it?

Has anyone ever done it in a better way than that described in chapter 66-330 in the FSM?

Has anyone ever done it and the car has lived to tell the tail????
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:56 AM
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Bump!

Not even a comment about the bad joke then?
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:10 PM
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Love to help but I sure havent done it.
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I haven't done it on a Mercedes, but I have done other cars.

Are you repairing collision damage? Rust damage?

I usually place the new wing(fender or 1/4 panel for those of the North American persuasion) over the old one, then decide how much of the new panel I'm going to use. If the damaged area is small, then I'll cut out that bit, plus another 2 inches(50cm) and then draw around that while it's over the old panel. Then I go an inch inside the marked line and cut it out. Depending on the welding skills available, one can either do butt welds(edge to edge) of use a joggler to create and offset in the old panel for the new piece to overlap on. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHEET-METAL-JOGGLER-EDGE-SETTER-WITHOUT-HOLE-PUNCH-/280617475928http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHEET-METAL-JOGGLER-EDGE-SETTER-WITHOUT-HOLE-PUNCH-/280617475928 I prefer the model with the hole punch, but you get the idea.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:16 AM
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I haven't done it on a Mercedes, but I have done other cars.

Are you repairing collision damage? Rust damage?

I usually place the new wing(fender or 1/4 panel for those of the North American persuasion) over the old one, then decide how much of the new panel I'm going to use. If the damaged area is small, then I'll cut out that bit, plus another 2 inches(50cm) and then draw around that while it's over the old panel. Then I go an inch inside the marked line and cut it out. Depending on the welding skills available, one can either do butt welds(edge to edge) of use a joggler to create and offset in the old panel for the new piece to overlap on. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHEET-METAL-JOGGLER-EDGE-SETTER-WITHOUT-HOLE-PUNCH-/280617475928http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHEET-METAL-JOGGLER-EDGE-SETTER-WITHOUT-HOLE-PUNCH-/280617475928 I prefer the model with the hole punch, but you get the idea.
I have one of those tools but I'm trying to avoid patching stuff. In a perfect world I'd like to repair the rust I have in the rear wheel arches by replacing panels and spot welding factory style everything back together.

I've started this thread here showing how far I haven't got!

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/body-repair-restoration/303669-my-w123-saloon-sedan-old-accident-repair-bit-rust-repair-thread.html

I'm slightly concerned that if I just cut the %%^&&er off then I'll never get the panel fit back again...

At the moment I'm aiming for a super duper perfect 100% fantastic job. (And that's one of the reasons I've taken so long getting nowhere to date)
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