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Old 03-10-2009, 11:54 PM
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1984 300td wagon fender removal

Hello all! I want to remove my fenders to access hinger area so that I can clean out dirt, treat rust and reseal with POR15. Does anyone know how to pull fenders properly. It sounds like the later cars do not have the sticky sealer to contend with as there are fender liners in place but again, a procedure would be nice to have -anyone? Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:45 AM
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I think Chad has done a write up in the body work section. I need to do the same thing, but I have the sticky undercoating to deal with in my '79.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:33 AM
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Hello all! I want to remove my fenders to access hinger area so that I can clean out dirt, treat rust and reseal with POR15. Does anyone know how to pull fenders properly. It sounds like the later cars do not have the sticky sealer to contend with as there are fender liners in place but again, a procedure would be nice to have -anyone? Thanks!
I'll be interested to hear what you find. I've got rust on the lower rear edges of my front fenders that I'd really like to pull off to fix correctly but have been lead to believe it's more of an undertaking than just taking out some bolts.

OTOH who knows what's lurking underneath that we can't see.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:52 AM
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I think it amounts to (IIRC):
Remove the front bumper
Remove the parking lights
Remove the bottom chrome strip on fender
Remove the plastic inner fender protector
Remove all the visible bolts along the hood, under the chrome strip, behind the lights, under the lights , in front on the door (open the door to access)
Pull out at the bottom and up

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Old 03-11-2009, 10:21 AM
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http://www.dieselgiant.com/mercedes_front_fender_rr.htm

Courtesy Diesel Giant.
I believe the cutoff date for the terrible undercoating fusing is 1981, so before that date, it's much, much more difficult.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:38 AM
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Thanks All!

All good information, thanks guys! looks the apron will still be in my way . . . . perhaps just pulling the hinge spring assembly will allow me to get in there and clean the hinge channel. Lots of crud and the drains are critical for drainage otherwise water would no doubt find its way inside the car . . . POR15 here I come -
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:42 PM
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http://www.dieselgiant.com/mercedes_front_fender_rr.htm

Courtesy Diesel Giant.
I believe the cutoff date for the terrible undercoating fusing is 1981, so before that date, it's much, much more difficult.
Cr@p! I was afraid of that.
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This is where tiny hands would be good!
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