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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

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      08-27-2011 01:17 PM #141
      Here are a two photos taken at the "Legends of the Autobahn" West Coast Summer Concours in Carmel, California 2011 by photographer Larry Loney. Enjoy!

      1985 500SEC AMG WIDEBODY




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      08-27-2011 02:10 PM #142
      Simply perfect.

      That is all.
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      08-27-2011 02:37 PM #143
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      08-27-2011 08:35 PM #144
      Thank you for keeping this car awesome for future generations.
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      09-17-2011 10:51 PM #145
      Thank you gentlemen.

      Meanwhile, I landed a very rare AMG 32v DOHC M117 engine. It arrived in bits, pieces missing, considered unreliable and is known to leak like a sieve but said to sound like a symphony when turning 5-6k and tuned.

      Another piece of AMG history that deserves a shot at being brought back to life.


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      09-17-2011 11:00 PM #146
      wallet > brains

      but for that, I applaud you for taking the chances that no one else will.

      someone's gotta do it, and that someone has to be you, sir!

      *SALUT!

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      09-17-2011 11:06 PM #147
      I am right there with you, Chapel. Here's hoping that beast will arise to roar yet again!
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      09-18-2011 05:16 PM #148
      Just discovered this thread. Have a 94 W140 500 Coupe in the family and since I'm a technician by trade I keep it in top running shape and have done a few mods but I have more of a softspot for the W126 Coupes especially the almighty Widebody AMG, the holy grail of Mercedes big body cars. I'm definitely keeping track of this thread. Great work man, great work!

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      09-18-2011 05:29 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      Thank you gentlemen.

      Meanwhile, I landed a very rare AMG 32v DOHC M117 engine. It arrived in bits, pieces missing, considered unreliable and is known to leak like a sieve but said to sound like a symphony when turning 5-6k and tuned.

      Another piece of AMG history that deserves a shot at being brought back to life.

      **** yeah!

      I like people like you, sometimes you just gotta do what you want, even if it means your retirement fund will be a little smaller down the road...


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      09-18-2011 05:30 PM #150
      If you ever want to sell it, not that you probably would .....PM me please.

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      10-07-2011 04:27 PM #151
      Through the support of fellow enthusiasts our coupe was named October's Ride of the Month



      http://www.benzworld.org/

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      Congratulations and well deserved. The interior is as stunning as the rest of the car.

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      10-08-2011 12:00 AM #153
      this car is sick. i can't believe i never saw it on here until now. you really need to hire a professional car photographer and head out to the windmill farm by cochella.

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      11-19-2011 12:02 AM #154
      Thanks again!

      AMG Private Lounge hosted a driving event at Laguna Seca in October. Our coupe was very well received amongst a sea of 70+ contemporary AMG examples.

      AMG put on a spectacular event which included hot laps with a professional drivers in their AMG CLS63 and AMG SLS63. They also organized an autocross event giving visitors an opportunity to throw the AMG C63's around the course.






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      11-19-2011 12:49 AM #155
      any progress on the MT swap?

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      11-19-2011 01:17 AM #156
      these cars are without a doubt my all time dream car.

      i am speechless(trust me that never happens).

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      11-19-2011 04:10 AM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by .:bigred12 View Post
      any progress on the MT swap?
      Taking a break from projects but penciled it in for early next year. For now, just enjoying it.

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      11-19-2011 07:41 AM #158
      When I win the lotto I'm gonna buy that off you okay?

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      11-19-2011 07:59 AM #159
      that is one beautiful car. I really enjoy admiring the AMG cars from the 80's.

      Thank you for saving history!

    20. 11-19-2011 09:03 AM #160
      Gorgeous car.

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      11-19-2011 10:29 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      Thanks again!

      AMG Private Lounge hosted a driving event at Laguna Seca in October. Our coupe was very well received amongst a sea of 70+ contemporary AMG examples.

      AMG put on a spectacular event which included hot laps with a professional drivers in their AMG CLS63 and AMG SLS63. They also organized an autocross event giving visitors an opportunity to throw the AMG C63's around the course.


      Jealous.

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      11-20-2011 05:01 AM #162
      Here's one of my favorite photos taken by one of the photographers present at the event.


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      11-21-2011 02:23 PM #163
      Suscribed!

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      11-21-2011 02:42 PM #164
      So much 80's goodness. I love it.
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      11-21-2011 03:13 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      Here's one of my favorite photos taken by one of the photographers present at the event.
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      11-21-2011 05:46 PM #166
      Tha Benz looks Bad Ass with those wide wheels under that wide body!

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      11-21-2011 06:14 PM #167
      Simply amazing and thank you for sharing it with us who can only dream to restore a classic MB.


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      11-22-2011 09:29 AM #168
      you need to find a girl that looks like this for a photoshoot:





      or this guy

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      11-22-2011 03:20 PM #169
      One of my favorites:


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      11-22-2011 03:22 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by AndrewDaniels View Post
      Tha Benz looks Bad Ass with those wide wheels under that wide body!
      Ty.


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      11-30-2011 12:59 AM #171
      If anyone has more technical info on the DOHC engine or knows someone that might please let me know. The heads above are missing the intake/exhaust valve,springs, cups and keepers. Thanks in advance.



      BTW, AMG themselves currently do not have any information on their early years.

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      11-30-2011 02:36 AM #172
      awesome build dude

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      11-30-2011 04:40 AM #173
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      03-15-2012 12:53 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      I'm still on the lookout for a set of AMG Five Spoke Road Wheels aka Pentas in a unique size and offset specific to the W126 Wide Body. 9JX16 et0 and 10JX16 et-12.7.

      If anyone has a lead please drop me a PM. Thanks!

      I have these rims in a 16" however I believe they are 16x8 or 8.5 I had them on my W123 Model Mercedes back in the early 90's... back when people thought 15's were BIG I will go in the attic and double check the dimensions. Brought them over from Germany. I'll sell them if you know someone else interested in a set of these!

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      03-15-2012 01:09 PM #175
      don't know how the hell I missed this thread before! Nice work OP
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