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    Thread: The Colour of Money......Part 2

    1. Member Mr.Tan's Avatar
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      11-28-2011 10:07 AM #71
      ^ that all blacked out looks ill on that example...however with your car being 2-tone, i dont know..maybe if it was all 1 color it would work but i dont think with the green and white
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      11-28-2011 02:49 PM #72
      Wrap it in vinyl. If you don't like it in a few months you can take it all off again. No harm, no foul.
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      11-28-2011 02:58 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tan View Post
      ^ that all blacked out looks ill on that example...however with your car being 2-tone, i dont know..maybe if it was all 1 color it would work but i dont think with the green and white
      I wouldnt do it on the two-tone, I'm just considering options for after I do the body/re-paint it. A long ways off in the future...

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      11-30-2011 06:39 AM #74
      did anyone notice the suicide door conversion????????????? the black on silver looks great, but dreamstate is right. wrap it and if you dont like it, rip it off.

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      12-28-2011 12:27 AM #75
      It looked so sad sitting in the driveway unused, and its been really mild around here, so I took it to Toronto and back Christmas day for a family get together, clicked over 5000 miles on my way home since I put it in my name in June...



      Also dropped the RS's off at the powdercoaters last weekend. Car finally gets stored indoors tomorrow, so I'll have a place to work on it till spring, mostly maintenance stuff will be getting done this winter as school had a bigger impact on my car fund than anticipated. Looking forward to many more miles in 2012!

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      12-30-2011 01:53 PM #76
      All snowy and sad...



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      12-31-2011 02:30 AM #77
      I just found this thread and had to say I love what you have done to the car. Really looks good.

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      01-12-2012 02:46 PM #78
      Picked up a package from the powdercoaters yesterday, came out a little more yellow than the color tag looked, but I'm still very happy...











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    9. 01-12-2012 07:26 PM #79
      thats gonna look awesome....get to work on them lips

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      01-12-2012 07:36 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by insert clever name View Post
      thats gonna look awesome....get to work on them lips
      Lips are being replaced, orginals are too far gone to justify saving

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      01-12-2012 07:41 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Lips are being replaced, orginals are too far gone to justify saving
      Unless they are bent out of shape you should be able to bring them back.. Everything else in this thread is impressive.. I do like the look of the blacked out chrome, bit with the green and new lips I think keeping the chrome will look great.
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      01-14-2012 04:36 PM #82
      My problem is I'm a bad perfectionist with little things like that. No matter how much work I put into restoring the lips, I'd probably never get them the way I want them. Still debating whether to go aluminum or stainless with the new ones...

      On another note, look for some big updates coming next week...

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      01-15-2012 09:58 PM #83
      Started tearing down the engine bay today so I can get everything to the powdercoaters. I wanted to wait until I had the engine out and I could do the complete bay all at once, but when you have the opportunity to do something, sometimes you have to take it! Even the girlfriend helped me, though we didnt get much done due to the fact it was -13*c out and I forgot both my light (so we could see with the garge closed) and my portable heater. Look for more pics of the teardown throughout the week...



      Reference pictures, I can never remember how these damn linkages go back together...





      Smiling, though she was not that impressed with me forgetting the heater...



      Done for the day, no feeling in fingers or toes. Not much progress, but still filled a whole box with stuff. Heading back sometime during the week when its a bit warmer...

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      01-23-2012 09:33 PM #85
      Sub'd. I want to do one of these some day

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      01-23-2012 11:09 PM #86
      Looks like alot of fun. keep it up!
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      02-04-2012 02:49 AM #87
      After an insane, Monster energy drink fueled four hours, I got almost everything I wanted out of the bay last Thursday before I left for Florida. Received all the stuff I ordered from Mercedes and currently awaiting my order to arrive from Mercedes Source...





      And some pictures I found from the previous owner comparing stock ride hight. You can also see the difference Euro bumpers and the shaved marker lights make...




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      02-04-2012 07:44 AM #88
      i am SO jelly. i ****ing love this car.

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      02-06-2012 11:32 AM #89
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      02-10-2012 06:41 PM #90
      Absolutely gorgeous.
      Scrape, scrape, boom, hissssssss.........

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      02-11-2012 03:16 AM #91
      Thanks!

      Just found this while digging through my photo albums, the only sticker on the car, my favorite character from one of my favorite shows...


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      02-11-2012 08:48 PM #92
      must be terrible to do all that in the cold weather. Your cars got a lot of character, can't wait to see what it looks like this season

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      02-12-2012 03:12 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Thanks!

      Just found this while digging through my photo albums, the only sticker on the car, my favorite character from one of my favorite shows...

      Bubbles!

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      02-12-2012 02:49 PM #94
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      02-12-2012 10:46 PM #95
      Mmmm new parts...

      Lets see if I can remember what I've bought so far

      From Mercedes

      Intake/exhaust manifold gasket
      everything to re-seal the top end of the injection pump
      fuel filter housing grommets
      transmission tailshaft seal
      exhaust manifold to downpipe gasket
      throttle linkage bushings
      oil filter
      fuel filter
      throttle cable guide
      some nut that I dont remember what its for

      From Mercedes Source

      Trunk seal
      Vacuum pump overhaul kit
      engine shock mount kits
      glowplugs
      oil pan/drainplug/gasket
      Power steering filter
      brake fluid resevoir seals
      Master cylinder to booster O-ring
      Differential mount
      driveshaft flew discs
      driveshaft hanger-bearing and mount
      driveshaft dust boot

      From The Benz Bin

      New alternator
      engine mounts
      waterpump
      radiator cap
      transmission mount
      parking brake shoes

      From local autopart store

      inline fuel filter
      rear brake pads/discs
      transmission filter kit
      thermostat o-ring
      various gaskets

      So much work to do before spring. This weeks to-do list: remove old oil pan, check height of oil pickup to see if I can shorten the pan, take new pan/pickup to welders to have them modify it (my welding sucks), replace glowplugs, set valve lash, purchase all new vacuum/fuel line....

      Still can not find any decent interior parts, seems like all the good original interior stuff is attached to $5000+ cars, I've looked at 6 different parts cars and the interiors have been trashed in every one. I've found two parts cars that belong to one of the customers at work, both total wrecks, but chocked full of useable stuff, including all the parts from a car that was wrecked in the early 80's, then taken apart completely and put into storage. The thing that makes me happiest is I got a near rust free OE passenger front fender! Pics when I go back to pillage more parts...







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      03-28-2012 02:22 PM #97
      Update!


      Not much has been going on lately with the car. I had stripped the bay to get everything powdercoated (removed everything I had already removed back in November), and then it fell through and I just got my stuff back a couple weeks ago. I'm in the middle of a move also, so things have been crazy. Towed the car from my girlfriends to the new shop last weekend, hoping to finally get some work done once I'm moved in. Also had a issue with the injector pump (I removed something I shouldnt have) and now I may have to pull the pump out for re-calibration :mad and I've been having issues with improper parts from both aftermarket suppliers and Mercedes....

      Hoping to have it mobile by the end of April...



      Its new home! We have from the two shop doors forward



      View from the bedroom...


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      03-29-2012 01:33 PM #98
      Found this on Air-Society this morning, looks like they did a showcase under the old owners name


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      03-29-2012 03:17 PM #99
      Hey, great job on the car restoring it. It still looks great. Since you've got the becker radio, have you thought of perhaps using the face as a cover for a more modern stereo? What I was thinking is have a little electric actuator, and a hinge on the top or bottom to make it fold down, and have a modern stereo behind the face. It'd require some fabrication, but I think it'd look great.

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      04-29-2012 06:33 PM #100
      Car is coming back together, slowly but surely...

      In the meantime, I found this...


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      05-07-2012 09:10 AM #101
      It's alive again

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      05-09-2012 07:33 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Its new home! We have from the two shop doors forward

      Looks familiar, what are the next big steps? Good meeting you and your girlfriend.
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      05-10-2012 07:57 AM #103
      Nice meeting you too!

      Well, the plans were to just drive it and fix stuff/install all the new parts I have stockpiled along the way. However, we too it out and put around 30km on it before the transmission started slipping terribly, so looks like it may be out of commission for a few more weeks. I may just do all the work I was planning on doing gradually throughout the year while it's down.

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      05-14-2012 12:40 AM #104
      Well, It's back on the road, put about 200 miles on it this weekend. I ended up draining the semi-synthetic fluid I put in the transmission and re filled it with the cheapest ATF I could find and replaced a blown out bushing on the shift linkage at the transmission, and it's now shifting better than it ever has.

      Anyways, some pictures! First wash of the year after getting it back together


      Draining the transmission


      Out on the highway


      Some random pictures







      Mine and the girlfriends cars
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      05-18-2012 12:36 PM #105
      Never posted a picture of the stock ride height



      And picked these up last weekend



      Some pictures from this weekend in downtown Toronto



      Last edited by Zman86; 05-22-2012 at 10:45 PM.

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