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    Default Vic's Classic Roadster - MB 560SL

    So now that H20 is over, I figured I'd make a thread on this car.

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    1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL
    84,000 miles and counting
    Petrol Green / Blue - Palomino interior
    5.6L V8 - 227 hp

    Current Status:




    After an extensive search, I found her basically in my backyard. She'd just had a quality repaint and mechanically was in excellent condition. The A/C didn't blow cold and the radio was non-functional, but I couldn't pass up a color this interesting.




    When I first started looking at these, the first thing I thought was, these would look killer when bagged. So I started trying to find someone local who had some expertise since these cars have virtually no aftermarket parts. I did, but he turned out to be a deadbeat, so the bags are the next project.
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    In the mean time, I needed to find some wheels and some euro parts. I stumbled across these, which were pretty interesting. They're HRE 504s - 17x7 et 37 and they use 16" centers with barrels and lips that step up to 17"

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    Next up I found some euro bumpers...




    Massive improvement.

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    By this point it was the beginning of September and the guy I had found to help me fabricate mounts for the bags hadn't even started on the project, claiming he couldn't get metal tubing in. I started to get concerned because I'd first gotten him "started" on it in mid-July. That's when I lost all contact with him, wouldn't return calls or texts and I still haven't heard from him a month later.

    The car was looking like this at that point:



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    So a weekend before H20 I contacted a friend of mine who has helped me out in the past and we got the springs cut. 2 coils out of the front and 1.5 out of the back. We got it fairly low, not low enough but good enough for having such little time. Plus the shocks are blown all around so any lower and I never would have made it to H20. Fucking VA beach and their crap ass roads.

    Anyway, now I'm back and had a blast, and the car is looking pretty good. The next plans are to finish bagging the car and then rebuilding the HRE's






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    This is the eventual goal for the aired out height.


    What I've done so far:

    stock trunk


    false floor cut







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    I always loved these, but i never thought it could look better bagged and you're going to piss many purists off for a good cause.. I love the changes amd the plans. DuweDuwe


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    this will be epic once bagged, looks damn good as is tho
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    I saw it person, I came.

    Looks pretty damn good as is and it's gonna look like beautiful sex when it's done. I'll keep an eye on you.


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    nice color!
    nice car!

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    Thanks guys I'd honestly be happy with it static if it was about an inch lower all around. I'm just getting old for riding around like that and the benefits of bags are too nice to pass up. Plus I already have all the expensive stuff from my last car.

    But if I sold my management I could get a Canon 6D. Hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicSkimmr View Post
    Thanks guys I'd honestly be happy with it static if it was about an inch lower all around. I'm just getting old for riding around like that and the benefits of bags are too nice to pass up. Plus I already have all the expensive stuff from my last car.

    But if I sold my management I could get a Canon 6D. Hmm...
    I have my '68 on E-level and I wouldn't go back to static unless I HAD to. It's so easy to drive it and when you hit those big driveways, it's worth it.

    Looking forward to seeing more on this

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    yeah exactly. my last car was bagged and I can't imagine going back to static.

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    I think i came... Pure sex!

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    Bad ass, can't wait to see it come together

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    really awesome.

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    I also came!
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    excellent work on this! such a classy car!
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    Well done so far, can't wait to see it on Air. I love the 504s, just wish they were a bit smaller... Keep it up.


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    Can't wait to see more of this beauty !

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    Always been a fan of the cars you've had. Car looks good now, excited to see this bagged.




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    My parents had 3 R107's, so naturally I LOVE this. Plus I have a soft spot for petrol green.

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