Author Topic: Body Repair below tail lights  (Read 4257 times)

230slhouston

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Body Repair below tail lights
« on: September 25, 2011, 19:56:48 »
Hi All,
The temp in Houston is dropping so i am starting some body repair. I removed the rear tail lights and am not sure if the body is damaged below the tail lights or original. Car was never painted before, it may be the rear bumpers were crushed a little damaging the body. Anyone have picture showing this?

Attached are picture of my car, please comment.

Thanks

49er

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Re: Body Repair below tail lights
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 22:52:12 »
There should not be any crease below the tail light. Your theory that the bumper was pushed into the body is probably a correct assumption.

John
1969 280SL 003820
Un Restored, All Original, including the paint
Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 77217 miles
7280 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

230slhouston

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Re: Body Repair below tail lights
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 00:20:28 »
John,
Thanks for the reply.

Is there a crease on the right side that goes tot he tank filler pipe?

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Re: Body Repair below tail lights
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 00:59:11 »
Not sure if these pictures will answer your question but there is no "crease" near the filler pipe.

John
1969 280SL 003820
Un Restored, All Original, including the paint
Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 77217 miles
7280 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010