W220 Jacking point rust, and then some!

lordgaz

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Hi All -

The photo attached is pretty nasty - It is of the N/S/R jacking point area on a W220 - Needs a bit of work (or the car is going to Mercedes heaven) - Same for the other side.
Does any one have any direct experience of having this area rebuilt/repaired - Does Mercedes or aftermarket provide any sections which can be welded in - I am also looking for 2 rear floor pans - are any of these parts available (maybe in a few more years when the car has reached a bit more of a classic status, someone will start making them!) - Any suggestions welcome Rust.jpg

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Hi All -

The photo attached is pretty nasty - It is of the N/S/R jacking point area on a W220 - Needs a bit of work (or the car is going to Mercedes heaven) - Same for the other side.
Does any one have any direct experience of having this area rebuilt/repaired - Does Mercedes or aftermarket provide any sections which can be welded in - I am also looking for 2 rear floor pans - are any of these parts available (maybe in a few more years when the car has reached a bit more of a classic status, someone will start making them!) - Any suggestions welcome View attachment 42393

Cheers

Odd before my sister sold her (ex mu ) 2000 S Class, she had exhaust baffle rattle ... so I had a look underneath.
No rust at all!
I think the rear wheel arch lip had some very light pin prick rust showing on one side. 149,000 miles .
Loved by me for 3 years, utterly neglected by her except a full MD MB srvice probably the only time it ever got washed!
 
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Odd before my sister sold her (ex mu ) 2000 S Class, she had exhaust baffle rattle ... so I had a look underneath.
No rust at all!
I think the rear wheel arch lip had some very light pin prick rust showing on one side. 149,000 miles .
Loved by me for 3 years, utterly neglected by her except a full MD MB srvice probably the only time it ever got washed!

Yeah, I think this just went unchecked due to the plastic underpans covering up the deterioration. A skilled welder could have it up and running I think, but due to urgency I’ve had to buy a new old car and will likely sell it sadly :(
 

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That's nasty :eek:, undertrays and engine covers have a lot to answer for.
 


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