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Old 4th May 2017, 08:49 PM
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Gday all, I have a 450SEL that I have just brought home to Canberra from the Gold Coast.

I need to do some rust repairs to her, does anyone know what thickness sheet metal is on the outside (under doors and rear quarters). I could also be swayed into paying for it to be fixed if anyone could recommend a repairer in the ACT that isn't too expensive.


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Old 4th May 2017, 09:01 PM
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Welcome to the forum Jordo.
Nice car. I don't have the answer to your question, but I'm sure others do.

These cars can hide rust pretty well, so have you also checked around the rear windscreen, sills, wheel arches, bootlid etc? These areas that are known to rust. Also if the car has a sunroof (which most 450SEL do) check around the drains.
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Old 6th May 2017, 10:25 AM
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Gday, yep checked a few of those spots, the car is actually pretty good, I just need to fix up a few patches for rego at this stage. Full blown resto might come down the track.
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Congratulations Jordo!
Nice looking Benz... Great Colour.
I could help you with the repairs, but I'm in Sydney.
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Old 8th May 2017, 09:43 AM
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Gday Michel, thanks for the kind words, do you mean help as in give me a hand or pay you to fix it? I can get it to Sydney if you want the work? Happy to pay someone that has an interest in classic Mercedes.
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Old 8th May 2017, 02:00 PM
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I will happily offer an unsolicited endorsement of Michel's work.
He did some rust repair work on my 6.3, very pleased with the result and the price!
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Hi Jordo, you won't go wrong with Jerry - he offers personal attention and detail in his work - and he is quick. Regards. Styria
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Old 10th May 2017, 09:32 PM
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Great, thanks guys, I really can't wait to get it sorted and be back behind the wheel of an old benz.
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