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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

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      12-13-2010 05:13 PM #26
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      so it goes... ಠ_ಠ

    2. 12-13-2010 05:31 PM #27
      For some reason I just picture Phil Collins rolling up in that going to meet these guys....





      Great project! I love it. There is a coupe not far from me that I ogle daily...

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      12-13-2010 06:31 PM #28
      epic!

      the real-deal still sells for ~$35-45k
      id love to have one of these one day

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      12-13-2010 10:45 PM #29
      Here is my reminder to check out the full thread.
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      12-13-2010 10:50 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Scuba2001 View Post
      Here is my reminder to check out the full thread.
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      12-13-2010 10:57 PM #31



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      12-13-2010 11:04 PM #32
      Simply stunning. This design has held up incredibly well. The wide body kit is great. It's aggressive but not outrageously so.

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      12-13-2010 11:10 PM #33
      Awesome project. The rear wheels have a bit too much dish for my taste but still looks great. Better pics are need ASAP.
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      12-13-2010 11:11 PM #34
      Stunning beyond words. We need some professional photographs, stat!

      Timelessly beautiful to my eyes...
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      12-13-2010 11:24 PM #35
      Amazing is an understatement!!! Is that the same car you bought at the Junkyard?
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      12-13-2010 11:37 PM #36
      Wow! Thank you for all of the overwhelming support.

      Greatfox, great catch! Glad to hear you're still taking care of her. I think of MKII often...What a small world!!

      The original kit was removed from the donor, molds were made from them and then mothballed. The original AMG rear quarters were bonded onto the OE quarters and they would have been destroyed if I would have attempted to separate them. Besides, I'm proud to have #1, the very first repro kit mounted up on my coupe!

      Here are a couple more photos...














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      12-13-2010 11:40 PM #37
      Ive always wanted one after watching miami vice as a kid, even to this day, amazing thread on mb world op


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      12-13-2010 11:41 PM #38
      Thank you for saving that car. It would have probably been easier to buy a more complete, running car, at the expense of the junkyard car being crushed.
      I'm sure you'll make a healthy return on your investment in the future. Both monetary & karmic.

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      12-13-2010 11:47 PM #39
      OK, that sort of AMG is why I bought my old Benz, and what it was unfortunately lacking.

      Great rebuild

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      12-13-2010 11:55 PM #40
      and just to clarify, all of the AMG vitals were all removed, then documented, some reproduced and the donor carcass was ultimately scraped.

      the recipient, my coupe, has been wonderfully cared for over the years, always in California and just made more sense transferring all of the bits then bringing the found coupe back to life.

      the remains


      the removal


      the recipient before


      the recipient prepped for the conversion with euro bumpers installed and bundts in place.

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      12-13-2010 11:59 PM #41
      Your coupe before looked so clean I'm surprised you went through with cutting it up.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      12-14-2010 12:07 AM #42
      Your coupe before looked so clean I'm surprised you went through with cutting it up.
      thanks! it wasn't a decision that came easy...

      the coupe was due for paint/euro bumpers and in the end there really is no comparison.




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    19. 12-14-2010 12:27 AM #44
      THIS is why I still lurk TCL! Kick ass OP! Any way we can get a link to the MBworld thread? Also, not to nitpick but any way we can get some higher res shots?

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      12-14-2010 12:28 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      thanks! it wasn't a decision that came easy...

      the coupe was due for paint/euro bumpers and in the end there really is no comparison.
      Yes. It looks so angry and muscular now. for using Amber corners.
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      12-14-2010 12:30 AM #46
      beautiful, I love it! I just sold a bunch of AMG parts for an old W123 model what I had brought back from Germany. Curious, why you went with the original orange front blinkers rather than the clear ones you had on in an earlier picture?

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      12-14-2010 12:32 AM #47
      Sir, pornography is not allowed on this forum.
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      12-14-2010 12:39 AM #49
      no small undertaking, lots of unobtanium to be reproduced or found, great job of it so far too

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