Front windscreen panel rusty

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tyrekicker
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Hello

 

I am restoring my W463 SWB petrol wagon

The front windscreen has been removed to reveal a very rusty lower front panel.

Does anyone know of a company (apart from MB) who can supply a repair panel ?

Alternatively I wondered if anyone know of a  G wagon that is being broken for spares?

 

any ideas ?

 

Tyrekicker

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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

Have you checked the price from MB ?  Body panels are not too expensive usually.

You can get (Chinese?) pattern parts (look on eBay) but then it will take you a while to get them to fit properly and the metal will rust again pretty quickly.

Just my opinion, but if  you are going to the trouble to restore, you might as well do it properly.

 

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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

new one from mb is approx £50 !!!!

exterior screen frame is £100 !

ive replaced a few of these 

 

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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

Me too

kindly dropped off by Graham

Cut and fitted in exactly the same place. For the money and it fits properly why by pattern parts. Easy job its just removing all the dash that is the hard part

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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

Is inside rotten behind the dash ? Tho you might need to remove instrument panel or / and dash top to get an idea, does it have air con?

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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

thank you so much for the info guys,

 

I asked at MB and they came up with a panel that cost £1,200 pounds!

I was thinking,that MB must have a repair panel as it is a common problem on these vehicles.

 

so grateful ... for the help

I will get myself off to MB tommorrow !!!

 

Thanks again

tyrekicker
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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

Dear all,

 

FYI a quick update on the MB panel replacement.

 

Went to my dealer found the right picture and ordered the W463 front panel £80 approx

 

The internal (behind dash panel) is £480 for W463.replacement

 

so I ordered the W460 one which was £78 approx and we will fabricate what we need for the repair from

that panel.

will be able to get the body painted now!

 

Thanks again....

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Re: Front windscreen panel rusty

Probably too late, but the internal panel I think is much cheaper in lhd form.?