The refit is now complete and our 1983 Mercedes 230E is now ready to head back to Ipswich.
We will next be seeing her at the Bridge Classic Cars Classic & Sports Car Show on Sunday 26th August
Our 1983 Mercedes 230E has returned from the paint shop having had the welded areas blended back in. The loose components have also returned so we are now on the final stages of fitting up. The internal arches have been stone guarded too to help fight against the debris that comes off the roads during a drive. This will help also to prolong the life of the paintwork.
Over 30 years apart but the iconic 3 pointed star remains the same.
The welding work continues on our 1983 Mercedes 230E as we get her ready for the re-spray. The rotten areas have now been removed from the rear arches, both inner and outer. The sills have been replaced, the front has been completely stripped so they can be painted separately. A new front cross member has also been fitted and prepared.
Tommy has had a good, solid two days of welding on the Mercedes 230E, tackling the corrosion and affected areas.
All of the rot has been cut away, metalwork is now being re-fabricated back into the body before being treated. We estimate another couple of days on the bodywork before we let her loose with our paint guys to make her pretty once again.
It’s been a long time coming and this date has been in our diary for many months. Our 1983 Mercedes 230E is now in our workshops ready to have the first sign of corrosion addressed and the new arches secured into position.
Monday morning we will get on it right away as we have a fair bit of welding to undertake before we look to get the bodywork into paint preparation.
You can’t get more local to Bridge Classic Cars than living one road up.
Francis called by the workshops today with his beautiful 1983 Mercedes 230E. The front arches are starting to show signs of wear, mainly through years of mud and grit being stored behind where the mud flaps used to be. Now is the ideal time to tackle the issue to prevent it going any further.