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SLK 200 restoration project advice Cat C

Hi all,

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I just have a project SLK200 i'm thinking of buying, that has sustained damage to the O/S, I am a little worried that the chassis / Wing support may have been shunted/ wondering if the chassis is a whole and connected with wing support or does this bolt off?>

The car is a 99 with 50 K on the clock , which is 31,000 miles approx.

Could you give me some advice from the photo and kindly tell me if it is beyond a simple bolt on job once i got all the parts?

truly appreciated !

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Could you give me some advice from the photo and kindly tell me if it is beyond a simple bolt on job once i got all the parts?

truly appreciated !

Sam
Hi Sam and welcome to the forum.
Two things I can tell you from the photo ............
It aint going to be a "simple bolt on job", and secondly, get an engineer’s report before you part with your cash.


Basically, no one can answer your questions from that picture.
Get yourself a report Sam
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Front end damage is always a serious issue. Something as minor as a dent in a bumper cover can be +$600.

Looks a bit more than that
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You're looking at structural damage to the front unibody. The skirt and upper rail appear to be back as the gap in the door is closed. I'd say you are looking at a pretty expensive project.

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