Musty, damp carpets, water in the footwell, temperamental blower motor, unpredictable electrics… these are all symptoms of a rusty bulkhead. The well documented Achilles heel of the R107SL has taken many a car oﬀ the road in the last three decades. Even the later galvanised cars are not immune from the corrosion, as the metal inside the bulkhead was not galvanised by the factory.
We’ve seen from the horror stories that have arrived in our workshop that there is no quick ﬁx for this particular ailment. The only way to deal with the problem eﬀectively is Mercedes Bulkhead Restoration by removing the dashboard, heater components, wiring and insulation to gain access to the bulkhead, then cut out the rusted, corroded metal, reﬁt brand new panels and rust proof everything once it’s in place.
Our bulkhead restoration work uses our very own bulkhead panels, a part that’s exclusive to the SLSHOP and one we developed after years of dealing with corroded bulkheads. Each bulkhead job we do comes fully photo documented, with a unique bulkhead certiﬁcate and sticker to verify that the work has been carried out to the highest standards by the SLSHOP. See our video for more details.