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View front the cluster opening to a 'hidden' bolt that secures the dash:

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This plastic trim was a bugger to remove till I had the dash out and realized it was just secured by a clip!

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What the LF firewall SHOULD look like:

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The good LH firewall at the hood cable grommet:

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Rust free due to the open hole:

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Motor n trans out. Next time I'll use the 3 engine hooks!!

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Looking pretty sad:

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I wanted to save the front clip but it was bent from prior collision damage:

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The RH headlight surround was rusted from a leaking battery!

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Some parts removed:

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Lucky I don't have to put this one back together!

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This was a bugger to remove even with the front screen removed! You have to rotate it up from the front but the pillars lean inwards and the more you pull the tighter is gets! Must've been easier when they were new and bendy!

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Why some front guards are so hard to remove! I think this car had been damaged before and the repairer went nuts with body deadener in the wheel arch! This makes removal impossible without damage. I'd suggest you use a bead blaster along the inner seam if you wish to save anything!

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The other side was easy:

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Rust spot in the RF inner wheel arch at the firewall:

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Next to the fusebox:

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Wheel arch under the fuse box (note grommets):

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Steel bracket under the dash preventing access to the fusebox nuts:

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Bottom of the bracket above the accelerator pedal:

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In this pic you can just see one of 5 nuts to be removed:

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Fusebox out after some serious wire cutting! If you had to save the loom it'd be a nightmare:

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Note the rust in a rust free car:

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Fuesbox removed:

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There should be sufficient clearance for water to drain if it's kept debris free:

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After cutting with a cordless saw:

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I cut away the bonnet hinges for Dora:

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Double skinned firewall:
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Rust free? LF floor:
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Plenum in a 'rust free' car is scary!
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How the panels meet under the front screen:
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Front screen area doesn't leave much for the seal:
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Under the front seat:
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Box section under the front of the rear seat:
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What's that rattling noise:
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Scary rust under the rear of the back seat. This is sealed....
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Rear wheel arch:
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The culprit:
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Rear parcel shelf:
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Box section including seal:
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Boot and rear 1/4:
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Boot lip:
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Rear section:
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1/4 bracket:
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Rear subframe:
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Very sad (why does it remind me of the Red Pig):
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Front roof section (3 layers!!):
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Rear:
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Next to the fusebox showing the hole that's been partially blocked by sealer (factory):
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Rust created by a partially blocked hole:
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As it is now:

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Removed as a donor for others. I thought I'd be smart and cut it as one section (like new cars are built today), but they're much smaller! I'll probably have to cut it further since it's too heavy to move by myself. Doors are great.

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That is all for now!
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Pity it should have been the King(450SEL 6.9) not the Jester(300SD).
 
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Well ladies and gents today marks a big day for me... Lantern has left the building never to return. I cut off what I needed and she's just left for scrap, along with a few other bits n pieces. Photos to follow.

Turn around on the next one won't be as long as it's a W126 with almost no cutting necessary!
 
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Well ladies and gents today marks a big day for me... Lantern has left the building never to return. I cut off what I needed and she's just left for scrap, along with a few other bits n pieces. Photos to follow.

Turn around on the next one won't be as long as it's a W126 and with cutting necessary!

She's even off the list in your signature, snif snif :(
 
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Yep I'm learning to let go.... :)
 

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You should add a very desirable Ch. 126 to your list now ! Regards. Styria
 

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