W126 Door Panel Repair Recommendations: Melbourne

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W126 Door Panel Repair Recommendations: Melbourne

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 6:56 pm

You can imagine how upset the owner is. 2nd owner, since 1996.
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Preferred SE Melbourne suburbs, and someone who has experience in this model and cares to do a good job.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: W126 Door Panel Repair Recommendations: Melbourne

Post by John Green » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:44 pm

Recreation Automotive in Lilydale (03) 9738 7738, ask for Peter.
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Re: W126 Door Panel Repair Recommendations: Melbourne

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:08 pm

John Green wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:44 pm
Recreation Automotive in Lilydale (03) 9738 7738, ask for Peter.
Thank you John.
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1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Re: W126 Door Panel Repair Recommendations: Melbourne

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sat 22 Sep, 2018 7:37 pm

Wow, a little more than expected to fix. Am sure it would come out perfect.

But considering alternatives. Are the plastic moulds and associated clips etc available new / NOS or is this a wrecker only part nowadays?

Will start checking the internet sites... but anyone have a near perfect set?
Emad,
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1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Re: W126 Door Panel Repair Recommendations: Melbourne

Post by Astro-Benz777 » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 6:58 pm

Take my advice and learn from my mistakes...
No matter whether the door you would get from a wreckers was an exact paint code match, the door will always differ in color from the rest of the car....environmental factors affect the aging process of the paint immensely so even if both the donor car and your car have always been garaged, the difference will still be visible.
This difference is compounded by the infinitesimal level of accuracy required to hang a door correctly so as the metal folds line up with both the adjoining panel and door PLUS the Sacco Bars are unlikely so match in color or installation angle.

That damage looks to me like it could be popped out by the talented folks who can do all sorts of wonders ded by heat and specifically hot water, I would be searching those kinds of repairers if the folks John suggested were a bit pricey for you.
CORRECT panel repair on these Benz is a highly skilled task that involves laser realignment etc so perhaps that might help in justifying the cost of getting it done properly. :dontknow:
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1989 300SE (W126) Midnight Blue, Blue/Grey Interior (Gearhardt)
1982 380SE (W126) Thistle Green, Tan Interior (Sherman)
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