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Old 03-02-2010, 10:43 AM
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rusted out rocker ends 1977 450sl

I would appreciate a source (body parts?) of rocker ends for 77 450 sl body. (with jack holes). I remember one outfit that supplied a lot of new metal? Regards, Abe G
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I would appreciate a source (body parts?) of rocker ends for 77 450 sl body. (with jack holes). I remember one outfit that supplied a lot of new metal? Regards, Abe G
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Maybe these folks:
http://www.kkmfg.com/index.php
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:32 PM
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I bought my rocker end caps and the jack point hole from the Mercedes classic center and found them to be competitive in price to Miller Benz and cheaper than K&K. If you are a member of MBCA they give you a discount of 10 or 15% I believe the end cap was around $35.00

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Jack holes.
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Note: Be sure to clean up the COSMOLINE (thick yellow coating) in the area you are welding. It is flammable.
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Dear Werner W: Much thanks for your prompt and detailed reply. I am loking up your source and will need someone to weld these on. I am located in Long Island, NY should you be able to recommend a good welder. Thanks again, Abe G
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Dear Werner:Would you be kind enough to give me the address I can contact the supplier you used for the end caps and jack holes? orEmail me at aggreen4@yahoo.com Regards, Abe G
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:30 PM
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Hello Abe. The person I deal with at the classic center is:
Thomas Hanson
Supervisor, Parts Operations
MBUSA, LLC 9 Whatney
Irvine, CA 92618-2808
Desk: 949-598-4842
Mobile: 949-910-3829
Fax: 949-598-4870
Email: thomas.hanson@mbusa.com

As for the welding, I bought a welder and taught myself to use it.
I do know of a 107SL owner who owns an auto body shop in Long Island, perhaps he can help you or recommend a good welder. He does have an account here under the user name Jjchones. Try PMing him and see if you get an answer. I don't know how active he is here, however I do know he is very active on the Benzworld forum under the same name. If you have an account with Benzworld, you can PM him there also.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1502254-wood-refinish-project.html
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What kind of welding did you use to do that? Is that oxy-acetylene?
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I never touched a welder before starting my restoration project. I am using a mig welder with flux core wire. I practiced a little on sheet metal before I got started. I also watched a lot of how to videos on the internet. It's not that hard to do. You just have to be real careful not to burn through the sheet metal.
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