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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

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      12-13-2010 02:11 PM #1
      Having been a VW enthusiasts since I can remember but thought to share a little project of another German make as I'm coming down the home stretch on a wide body conversion.

      The conversion was performed on 1985 500SEC with a kit produced from an 1983 500SEC AMG coupe saved from the crusher.

      The donor was picked and pillaged pretty well before getting a hold of it but fortunately all of the vital bits were saved. 5.4 AMG modified engine, rearend and the all so gorgeous widebody kit. The donor had been issued a dismantled AZ and the decision was made to transfer all of the bits onto a healthy, California titled coupe.

      AMG was merely an independent tuner before partnering up with Mercedes. A fully kitted AMG SEC sold for $100k+ back in the day!

      Anyway, here are a couple of photos from the build which took approximately 9 months from the time I began stripping the donor. The widebody conversion has been completed and the interior is currently being freshed up. The 5.4 motor will be installed somewhere down the line.

      Enjoy!

      coupe purchased and being transfered at the junkyard


      coupe officially arrives and the dissection begins


      reare quarters


      rear quarters extracted


      what was left of the donor


      repro wide body kit


      recipient coupe before conversion


      the original "Penta" wheels were gone so bigger, wider, nastier wheels had to be built


      conversion compete, awaits prep for paint


      sprayed, color sanded and ready to head home for final assembly


      12" AMG/OZ vs OE bundt wheel


      and finally assembled, polished and wheels fitted...


      Anyone interested in the entire transformation can read about it here:

      http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126...ml#post3920467

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      12-13-2010 02:13 PM #2
      Soooo awesome!

    3. 12-13-2010 02:20 PM #3
      good job any shots with teh windows down?

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      12-13-2010 02:27 PM #4
      It's so beautiful I almost cried.
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      12-13-2010 02:28 PM #5
      that is awesome. wheels =

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      12-13-2010 02:31 PM #6
      very nice. Why pull the rear fenders if you had a repro kit?
      Dave

    7. 12-13-2010 02:33 PM #7
      I thought I was going to hate it... but
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      12-13-2010 02:33 PM #8
      Mother....Of....God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Best SEC I've ever laid eyes on, bar none

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      12-13-2010 02:35 PM #9
      sum bitch dats nice.

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      12-13-2010 02:42 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      Having been a VW enthusiasts since I can remember....
      Wait a minute, I recognize that driveway.....

      Henric? Is that you!?!?

      I bought my 1991 GTI 16v from you back in '05! Good to see that you're staying true to your roots with oldschool German cars!

      P.S. Here is a picture of your old GTI in that same driveway. She has a good home now!

      Last edited by greatfox; 12-13-2010 at 06:20 PM.

    11. 12-13-2010 02:43 PM #11
      Awesome, I absolutely love it!!!

      Well done!

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      12-13-2010 03:40 PM #12
      Nice!
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      12-13-2010 03:41 PM #13
      Great work!

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      12-13-2010 03:46 PM #14
      Nice!
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      12-13-2010 03:51 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      coupe purchased and being transfered at the junkyard
      Ha! I saw that thing at Ecology before you bought it and posted up pictures here. Beautiful car.

      Pics are long gone though... http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...&highlight=amg

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      12-13-2010 03:53 PM #16
      Love it!! Any more pics?

      Nice work.

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      12-13-2010 03:58 PM #19
      What did you use the repro kit for if you already had all the parts from the donor?
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      12-13-2010 04:13 PM #20
      daeeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm!

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      12-13-2010 04:20 PM #21
      sweet jesus!

      You are #2, behind only barry

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      12-13-2010 04:40 PM #22
      An absolute dream car, please keep us updated on that AMG engine going in

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      12-13-2010 04:44 PM #23
      Secks.

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      12-13-2010 05:02 PM #24


      Mmmmmmm soooooo nice!

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      12-13-2010 05:05 PM #25
      the original "Penta" wheels were gone so bigger, wider, nastier wheels had to be built


      How much were those wheels?

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