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Old 01-19-2015, 12:00 AM
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W124 Spring Perch Repairs

Thought you guys might like this.

My buddy's sister's 300E had a problem with its spring perches.

We used 1/8" thick steel for all the patching and repairs. Once the new perches were welded in black chassis paint, seam sealer and another coat of chassis paint was applied. A can of internal frame coating was sprayed into the cavity to help seal it up and prevent future problems.

Mercedes only wanted $160 for each new spring perch.

The car will also need new struts and springs. These have 215K on them. The struts are completely dead. 0 recoil.

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W124 300E (1993) Spring Perch Repair - Imgur

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Old 01-19-2015, 10:31 AM
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I am worried he did not cut out enough of the compromised metal. Just brushing off surface rust is potentially not enough. You can also add in additional support like on 4matic as in these pictures.





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Old 01-19-2015, 10:35 AM
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Hmm. I'll pass on your concerns and see what he says. I think there is a considerable amount of overlap with the old metal and the new 1/8" plate. Photos might not have done that justice.

You should consider resizing those images! They are huge! I had to zoom out a lot! lol

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