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Housing clico'd up to the body.

1957 Mercedes 300SL front end restoration: Part 2 Headlight Housing Welded and Metal Finished

Basically this post shows all the pieces we made in Part 1 TIG welded together and metal finished to make one headlight housing piece to now offer up to the body as one unit.  From here we will mark, cut, and TIG weld the housing into the body which will follow in a Part 3 post.

If you are wondering on how we referenced shape to replicate the complexity of the front,we had a Mercedes Gullwing to ‘pattern off.’  We could not use the right-hand headlight from this 300SL because it needed extensive repairs as well.

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End view.

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Housing clico’d up to the body.

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Ready to take the left hand floor half.
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1957 Mercedes 300SL complete front end rebuild from scratch. Work done for a local restoration company.

The completion of this head light housing restoration will be continued in Part 3.

For more information check out the automotive restoration services we provide at our workshop in Denver.