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Old 09-04-2013, 03:12 PM
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lake erie trading post 123 chassis patch panels

Ive ordered up a set of these-

1976-1985 W123 - Rust Repair Panels

wonder if anyone has installed this product and has opinions on its quality?

Very interested to compare with stock sheet metal, but will definitely save me a boatload of time repairing rear fender rust on two 123 chassis vehicles. Price is definitely right
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:15 PM
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Just asked what you will think of them when you get them in your other thread!

I have a whole original rear wing to be fitted (somewhere in this thread)=>

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

(I'm not impressed with the klokkerholm panels that I've bought so far)
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:18 PM
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saw that and answered!

so it looks like this IS the same company that sent you that bath mat floor pan. I hope the exterior sheet metal piece doesn't look like that floor pan, that was horrible.

What was the gauge of the steel if you recall?
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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I hope they put some more effort into the outer panels.

We'll see eh?

If I remember correctly the steel was 0.8mm thick
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:35 PM
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my existing patch pieces cut from a car are about 1.5 mm thick, so .8 mm is already just a little over half the thickness of OEM.

If its stamped well enough, it should still be ok. We will see I guess.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:38 PM
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You've seen the Wheeler Dealers W123 wing episode haven't you?

(I hope it won't be like that for you)
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:02 PM
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You've seen the Wheeler Dealers W123 wing episode haven't you?

(I hope it won't be like that for you)
huh?

whats "wheeler Dealers"?

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:53 AM
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So what did you think?

Wheeler Dealers is sometimes quite good fun - they've been doing quite a few classics as well as the more modern flips
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:57 AM
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So what did you think?

Wheeler Dealers is sometimes quite good fun - they've been doing quite a few classics as well as the more modern flips

I thought the MB they were working on was amazingly unrusted for the age. I also was amazed at that parts facility where they bought a fender. That was impressive.

I did think the "buy and fix for less than 1000 pounds" was amazingly unrealisitic, but they weren't really going in depth to the cars condition, just replacing some obvious surface dents cheaply. That car probably has loads of issues still

One thing is for sure, you could never go on that show. "I bought the car for 400 pounds, and took it to bits entirely, now I am buying 2500 pounds worth of rebuild kits, new parts, and virgin sheet metal, I look forward with pleasure to 1000 man hours or assembly and repair"
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One thing is for sure, you could never go on that show. "I bought the car for 400 pounds, and took it to bits entirely, now I am buying 2500 pounds worth of rebuild kits, new parts, and virgin sheet metal, I look forward with pleasure to 1000 man hours or assembly and repair"
Yep it wouldn't be good TV - most of it would have to be bleeped out. It would be worse than Geordie Shore for bad language but I reckon I look better in heels than Vicky...
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Yep it wouldn't be good TV - most of it would have to be bleeped out. It would be worse than Geordie Shore for bad language but I reckon I look better in heels than Vicky...
Pictures or it isn't true!
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Pictures or it isn't true!
It isn't true.

Whilst she is evil personified - never seen someone that bitter and twisted on reality TV before - she does look quite good in heels.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:10 AM
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and they arrived!



padding was minimal unfortunately-



there are some slight weird areas, including what looks like a mistaken spot weld-



the rear of the fender was damaged by the poor packing and rolled in a bit-



just about half the thickness of the stock material-



but honestly, not that bad. Body line definition is pretty close, they should make good source panels, the arches look identical, only slightly less sharp than stock on the lines-



Looking forward to seeing what the body guy has to say about them
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:56 PM
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install pics-

Rusty fender arch-



removal of original panel- (reason for replacing the entire panel was to hide welding seams under the trim area)





klokkerholm panel installed-





bodyman's review-

The panel is a decent quality and fits pretty well. The only problem area was where the red arrow points, that seam line did not line up with the door, and some manipulation of the panel had to happen to get it just right. Other small area was underneath, the panel did not curve up to hit the trunk floor fully, but not a big deal. In other words it wasn't tons of work trying to make the panel work, and this is a good choice for fixing the rusty wheel arches on the 123.
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huh?

whats "wheeler Dealers"?

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