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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.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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...













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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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      12-14-2010 09:52 AM #58
      much win in this thread!

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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 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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