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Old 02-04-2006, 09:02 PM
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Quarterpanel R&R w/ pics

wow, I knew she was a rustbucket when I bought her (but I just HAD to have a manual tranny 300d) but damn it was worse than I thought.

I had read about using a heat gun to soften the body putty, but I don't have one, and I just figgered I'd use a linoleum knife to slice thru it..... WRONG.

After cutting 20 or 30 slices thru the putty and having no success removing the QP, I finally resorted to using my jeeps best friend, the hi-lift jack.

sorry for the gi-freaking-normus pics, but my 'puter crashed and I don't have photochop anymore...

http://rbk3.com/mbz/mbzqp1.jpg


if anyone would be nice enuff to resize and post for me I'd be most grateful

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Old 02-04-2006, 09:03 PM
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well, cover your childrens eyes, here she is showing some leg...

http://rbk3.com/mbz/mbzqp2.jpg
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:05 PM
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heres the qp I pulled from the junkyard from an 83 300d... there was NO body putty, it came off sooo easily... and fit my 80 perfectly...

http://rbk3.com/mbz/mbzqp3.jpg
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:25 PM
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It appears the new qp is of a different color than the rest of the car.....

Just messing, I may be doing this soon with my rear passenger door, I'll probably have to get it painted....unless I just repair mine.
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Old 02-04-2006, 10:57 PM
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Body still looks somewhat fixable, at least in that spot, with a few new panels. A manuel 300 would be pretty fun to drive!
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:54 AM
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It appears the new qp is of a different color than the rest of the car.....
Thanks for the head-up, I'm a bit colorblind..

I just stuck it on there to check fitment.

RG-yes it is fixable, I got this stuff called Rust bullet which appears to be better than POR15, From there I'll decide if I want to go fiberglass or weld something in...

I do love my manual tranny, but the other day I got beat off the line by a mid 80s volvo station wagon

How horribly embarrassing.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:06 PM
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[QUOTE=Mister Byrnzoil]

I had read about using a heat gun to soften the body putty, but I don't have one, and I just figgered I'd use a linoleum knife to slice thru it..... WRONG.

After cutting 20 or 30 slices thru the putty and having no success removing the QP, I finally resorted to using my jeeps best friend, the hi-lift jack.




[QUOTE]


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...
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:30 PM
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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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