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      The front bags are RE6s and the rears are Aero...

      The front bags are RE6s and the rears are Aero Sports. The car does not begin to lift until about 55 psi. 80 psi is still very low (1" of ground clearance to the exhaust) but rides and handles...
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      Since the body on this car is so high, here is a...

      Since the body on this car is so high, here is a picture of the pan and chassis when the car is aired out. It may be hard to tell since the floor isn't uniform, but the back end of the pan is about...
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      Not the best picture but this is normal ride...

      Not the best picture but this is normal ride height. The car airs up about 2-2.5" (which only gets me about 1-1.5" of ground clearance to the exhaust since it flexes into the body when I air it out)...
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      Been a long time but the car has had some much...

      Been a long time but the car has had some much needed maintenance done and just got the wheels refinished (centers and barrels painted, lips polished). Still need to order new Benz logos for the...
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      Do you have pictures of these wheels? I am...

      Do you have pictures of these wheels?

      I am telling you, these are really great cars. Yes they are old, and yes most are in not very good shape, but these were the last of the hand built Benz...
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      Yea I am not sure if it is a 500 or a 560 that he...

      Yea I am not sure if it is a 500 or a 560 that he drives in that movie but I think that is a bit above his price range in those days. Either way, I just need to find a fence to drive through, whilst...
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      It's been a busy past couple of weeks but here...

      It's been a busy past couple of weeks but here are a few pictures of the new setup. Wheels fit very well but the back wheels need spacers to get rid of the interference with the chassis and lower...
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      Well...it is not straight forward. The front...

      Well...it is not straight forward. The front suspension is a bit overcomplicated since the spring mounting surfaces are never parallel or in line with each other so you have to make sure the bag...
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      I will work on more drivetrain and audio pictures...

      I will work on more drivetrain and audio pictures for you guys. The previous motor had a hole in the block so I ended up with a freshly rebuilt long block by Adsit in Indiana, so the majority of the...
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      A little teaser for what is to come. Ended up...

      A little teaser for what is to come. Ended up getting 17 x 8.5s (pictured) and 17 x 10s. Hopefully these offsets and tire diameters allow this car to lay frame instead of having the tires hold up...
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      Yes that is a Nardi wheel. It makes the steering...

      Yes that is a Nardi wheel. It makes the steering feel amazing since the original wheel is 4" bigger and the power steering is way overassisted.

      Some more pic whoring for today.
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      Oops! That has been remedied.

      Oops! That has been remedied.
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      Believe it or not, if you air this setup up to...

      Believe it or not, if you air this setup up to about 90 psi it handles REALLY well. Very little body roll and it's fairly neutral up to the point of breakaway with these not so sticky all season...
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      These are some old pictures of the bag setup. I...

      These are some old pictures of the bag setup. I have since cleaned up the mounts a bit and reoriented them for more linear travel (the upper and lower spring seats are not parallel nor are they in...
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      And a quick video of it at max height, revving...

      And a quick video of it at max height, revving and then airring it out. Unfortunately the microphone on my phone can't handle the volume of this motor so it sounds like a diesel when it's idling. ...
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      Now onto the interior. I put the Dakota Digital...

      Now onto the interior. I put the Dakota Digital bag pressure gauge in the center console, replaced the headunit with a Pioneer 7" DVD player (for long trips which I take this thing on a lot) and...
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      I didn't think anything besides an OEM rebuild...

      I didn't think anything besides an OEM rebuild was necessary so I just polished and cleaned any part I found, replaced any wear item and removed the EGR system. The exhaust manifolds were ceramic...
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      The catalog came with the car. The original...

      The catalog came with the car. The original owner bought the wheels and sound system through the catalog and kept all the documentation with the car. I will take more pics of the interior tomorrow...
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      The Benz on it's first departure from the garage....

      The Benz on it's first departure from the garage.

      http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo16/g60cab/500SEC/20140330_122305_zpscf71f756.jpg

      And finally with the exterior back together.
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      Project "Roadhouse" W126

      I will preamble this build thread with saying my previous bagged SEC (seen in the Air Ride technical thread here on the Tex and below in pictures) has been cut up and thrown away after it got broken...
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