PHASE 97

 Return to the BUILD


“Fit the exhaust tailpipe and muffler top to the exhaust pipe; then fit the center and rear undertrays.”

 

Contents


Parts

  • 97A – Rear Undertray
  • 97B – Muffler Top
  • 97C – Exhaust Tailpipe
  • 14x BM screws (+5 spare)
  • 3x DP screws (+2 spare)
  • 7x EP screws (+3 spare)
  • 1x KP screw (+1 spare)
  • 2x MM screws (+1 spare)

Materials: All of these parts are plastic.

Build


The Exhaust Pipe

Step 01

Fit the Exhaust Tailpipe over the pipe end of the Muffler Top, as shown:

Secure the Exhaust Tailpipe in place with one (1) KP screw:

Step 02

Retrieve your Center Undertray/Exhaust Pipe assembly from the previous phase. Secure the flat end of the Exhaust Pipe to this end of the Muffler Top with one (1) EP screw, as shown:

Step 03

Connect the Rear Undertray to the Center Undertray so they interlock, as shown:

Secure the Exhaust Pipe to the Rear Undertray from above with three (3) DP screws:

Flip this assembly over and secure the Rear Undertray to the Center Undertray with three (3) EP screws, as shown:

Step 04

Retrieve your 300 SL and carefully turn it upside down on a soft cloth. Fit the assembled undertrays to the car, as shown:

The front end of the Exhaust Pipe should fit through this cutout in the Front Undertray:

Secure the Center Undertray to the Front Undertray with three (3) EP screws:

Secure the sides of the Center Undertray to the Rocker Panels with ten (10) BM screws, five on each side.

Getting these holes to line up required squeezing the sides of the metal Body together, which takes quite a bit of effort. Get some help if needed. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Secure the Rear Undertray to the Main Body Shell with four (4) BM screws:

Step 05

Secure the Muffler Top to the Main Chassis with two (2) MM screws, as shown:

Thoughts


Screwing the sides of the Center Undertray to the Rocker Panels was much more difficult than it should have been. I was literally squeezing the car against my chest while adding the screws. Anyway, the undertrays are now in place. I will miss seeing you, tubular frame!

Next Up


Phase 98 – Frame: Battery Box (Fuel Tank) Cover

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.