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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

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      12-14-2010 01:39 AM #51
      Awesome!
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      12-14-2010 02:15 AM #52
      Absolutley stunning.

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      12-14-2010 02:29 AM #53
      Wow, that thing is sex on wheels... It's... I can't stop looking, the shape, the lines... Mein Gott...

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      12-14-2010 08:18 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      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...













      Sooo nice!
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      What's the silver car hiding in the background? do I spy another classic Mercedes back there?

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      12-14-2010 09:43 AM #56
      HAAAWWWTTT, more pics please.

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      12-14-2010 09:51 AM #57
      Well done.


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      much win in this thread!
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      12-14-2010 10:25 AM #59
      Nice work!
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      12-14-2010 10:30 AM #60
      very nice work!
      here's an original one that showed up at our Great Falls, VA Cars & Coffee last month:









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      12-14-2010 10:40 AM #61
      Wow great work! This AMG is one of the only Merc's i would want to own, slushbox and all!

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      12-14-2010 11:21 AM #62
      Thanks again everyone, I'm floored!

      I think I know the 560sec Wide body above. Belongs to a fellow enthusiast. Regardless, that would a fine example of Gen II +86 European market Wide Body. Often found in Japan as well. Though Japan had their own AMG division back in the day and offered a one piece wide body specific front bumper.

      Good eye, the Mercedes lurking in the BG of the rear arch shot is a friend's 300CD that I've infected with the MB bug, lol.

      The Benzworld link as provided in the OP is quite long but detailed and has some really good info about all things wide body and pre-merger AMG.

      http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126...-nix-wide.html

      There's also a condensed version with higher rez photos located on the MBCA:

      http://www.mbca.org/forum/project-ar...ide-body-story



      Re the slushbox...I've got plans.



      Thanks again for all of your support and please don't hesitate to ask questions.

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      12-14-2010 11:41 AM #63
      holy sickness batman! I am in love

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      12-14-2010 12:27 PM #64
      Well played...well played!

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      12-14-2010 12:32 PM #65
      Utterly superb, thanks for sharing


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      12-14-2010 01:19 PM #66
      You need to get in touch with someone and do a professional photo shoot of that thing.

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      12-14-2010 01:41 PM #67
      Sooo nice. My favorite MB other than the original Gullwing.

      There's a beat up dark blue AMG widebody SEC running around locally. Chipped and faded paint, but the original 5 spoke wheels still on it. Looks a little sad and I'd love to take it off the guys hands...

      This one has been on the web for at least a decade, and was one of my early favorties in teh '90s:





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      12-14-2010 10:41 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by HaterSlayer View Post
      You need to get in touch with someone and do a professional photo shoot of that thing.
      Absolutely will once the interior is freshened up. I'll keep you guys posted.

      Cheers!

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      12-14-2010 10:58 PM #71
      You MUST drive it down to Cars & Coffee one of these days! You simply MUST!

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      12-14-2010 11:10 PM #72
      Am I too late to join the ZOMG party? I'm not a die-hard MB fan, but that is a DAMN nice car. Do want. DO. WANT.


    23. 12-14-2010 11:19 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      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...
      that is the BEST episode... seen it... more than once...

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      12-14-2010 11:30 PM #74
      Dang, it's a small world.

      (This is Rob from Benzworld, if you couldn't see so by the fleet in my avatar info...)

      Great to see you spreading the word so others can appreciate the SEC, Henric.

      Oh, and be sure to let Mark P. know... the console box is coming as of tomorrow!

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