R107 front wing removal

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Hi all, I am in the process of restoring the front end of my 450Sl, and want to remove the front wings, however the two bolts joining it to the A post are partially hidden by the door, the heads are visible of course, but you can't get a spanner on and as for a socket forget it, do you have to take off the door? Loosen the check strap or......
Thanks in advance
 
I had a similar issue when removing wing from w211. We used a flexi extension to get it to bend just enough to get onto the nut. This is all while holding the door slightly open.

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No it's fiddly but no need to take door off just use as suggested extension I just replaced wing in my sl500 guess it's the same
 
Might you get a ratchet spanner in ?

I recall with W123 , W124 , W126 doors it was a fiddle getting in with a small socket on a 1/4" extension bar , but 'just' possible with the door fully open ; another option , rather than removing the door might be to undo the check strap if you just need the door to open that little bit further than normal ?
 
I also have these Halfords ratchet spanners , which hinge at one end , might be helpful , think you can buy them individually .

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I note that you've already done it but, if not already aware, a crowsfoot wrench/socket can sometimes be useful for difficult-to-reach fixings. Not always, just sometimes ;).
 

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