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Old 10-25-2016, 09:53 PM
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W201 rear fender removal

Anyone ever successfully remove and/or replace a rear fender on a w201?

On my 190e, if I follow either fender back, it curves around back to the strip of body just above the bumper/below the taillights. There appears to be an indentation where perhaps a weld is made, but no visibly detachable seam. Can both rear fenders and this rear strip be removed as one piece?

Looking into the possibility of replacing a fender. Any input would be appreciated!!


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Old 10-25-2016, 09:59 PM
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Why don't you post this question at 190REV.NET ? you'll get faster answer
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:03 AM
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I'm not sure where the weld lines are at that point, but what matters more is where the new fender ends. That's where you're going to have to cut and weld.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:06 AM
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The quarter-panel (not "fender") is welded and will need to be cut away. I believe that the procedure is in the FSM, but no guarantee as it's been a long time since I had a 201 FSM.

If you can't find someone who has done this, it is a big help to take a cordless sawzall to a U-pull yard and cut into one of their cars. Even better is to find someone who has a parts car (many show up on this forum) who will let you cut into theirs, there is a cutter made for this purpose but I've found a cutting wheel on an angle grinder to work for most of the rough work.


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