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    Arrow Zhe Gestapo Cruiser - W124 Benz

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    Hi. I'm Lucas, from The Netherlands, following my Automotive Engineering bachelor degree in Arnhem.

    My first shitbox was a FORD EA Falcon Wagon with a very unhealthy 3.9 straight-six
    I bought it during my 6-month roadtrip across Australia with a buddy.
    I loved the sound but it was was very very neglected and barely had any maintenance done to it. But hey, for 1100 bucks and 320.000 Km's it was't that bad for a 5,5 meter lump of steel and plastic rubbish...
    We slept and travelled in it for nearly 6 months, had lots of fun, but after six months we had to go home and sell the old dinosaur.



    So while I recovered from my 6-month sabbatical, I bought this.
    Nice and torquey turbodiesel, but it was French and it was everything but fun. Let alone it would scare chicks away. It would haul every single one of them with ease, but even with 'FREE CANDY' written on the side, it couldnt stop scaring all the pussy away like a water hose...



    Then onto The Benz:

    My dad has been a Benz-guy his whole life, and he may have infected me with the same virus.
    I searched for a >25 year old model because of national tax reasons in the Netherlands. Found this 25 y.o. grandpa-mobile pretty much bare-stock. Luckily it had the two-tone facelift body panels ("sacco bretter") already fitted. It had no power-anything except for the sunroof and steering.

    But it was a six-cylinder model that I could afford, and that was way more important to me than luxury....
    Especially because at my school at that time, I was one of the few with something with more than four cylinders...




    Then we had WINTER MODE 2012(before rebuild)
    8x16 BBS Brabus Monoblocks I's ET35
    205-50-16 Nankang snowtires







    8 months into ownership, a 79-year-old granny hit me from the right with her Daewoo Matiz.. Lucky for me, it was granny's fault.
    The Matiz survived the crash. The benz had to be towed home...



    The damage:





    My mega rare BBS Brabus wheels fucked:


    Completely toe'd in after the impact:


    Doors bent in. (luckily not the B-pillar)





    After I received a nice amount of money from the insurance (more than I bought the car for), I built her up again and took my chance to look at some rust issues. Gave it a complete respray and new FR and RR quarterpanels.
    (Yes. We actually have a working insurance system overhere )



    Dad's car carried out the transportation before



    Some pics from during the rebuild



    Freshly painted, driving home without any doorlocks, windows and working heater @ -3 degrees CELCIUS (which is around 26 in Fahrenheit for you imperial fags)





    Then: April 2012
    See that front wheel? Half a year later I measured it and compared it with the other side. Turned out that the wheel base on the passenger side was more than 20mm shorter than the drivers side
    Apparently the collision caused the rear excentric bolt of the LCA to misalign. So with a new alignment, that was fixed.




    I'll upload some more in a couple of minutes...
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    For those who wonder:

    The frontlip is made of a stock w124 bumperpiece (the ABS-plastic thing), cut in half, and mated to the bottom of the frontbumper with pop rivets. Pretty easy to DIY actually ..

    here are some pics of the lip when i made it



    With e36 M3 lip: Wasn't gonna work



    Tied together with tie-wraps. Lol


    end result:




    Wintermode 2013
    We're rolling on stock 16x7,5 500E-wheels now. These will be the new winterbeaters, as the Monoblocks will be kept away from the salt and icey stuff



    Front lip had a large crack which was caused by a steep mini-bridge you can only find in Holland:

    So I chopped it for 50% as you can see in the picture above this one^^

    Since she's actually still far from stance-worthy, I have been trolling around with MSpaint and came up with the next funky thing:

    Doesn't look too bad imho...



    NASCAR-Style YO!

    Bought a parts car (1991 300E) with lots of options. You can see it in the next post.
    I just finished the Leather interior swap. Only things I need to do are the top of the dash, the gear knob and trim and a nasty hole in the side of the drivers seat.






    and swapped the bronze/window/roof trim

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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    I made this two months ago on my '91 300E parts-car:

    Brabus-style exhaust tips!







    About the 300E parts car: Its in pretty good nick. Swapped the black leather interior already (prev. post). Engine will be next after I rebuild it. 166 Bhp is just not enough for 1500 kg's...

    Like a very very wise man once said:



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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Recent update!

    I found a set of Fiesta XR2i fogs for the front bumper:


    So it will look a bit FROM this:


    TO this:




    MS paint ftw
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Sweet merc Those 16" mono blocks looks killer! Too bad they weren't 17" or 18" hehe :P and btw ms paint rulezz! haha
    wait..what?

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    I love w124's!

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    Took the car out for a clean. With all the salt, ice and snow outside, she's got pretty nasty.
    But when I tried to drive inside the carwash for the drying program, I nearly got stuck on the metal thing (whateveryoumaycallitinEnglish), and I had to drive out backwards.
    Lol. And it isn't even that low...

    At least I know one thing for sure. I won't have to come back there when I lower it properly...



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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Love it!!

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    Just bought a set of original MB Ceginus Wheels (the wheels that came with the W201 EVO II)

    They need work, are not staggered or thee-piece and just 7,5x17's. But damn! For only €125,- I Couldn't let them go!

    The clearcoat is pretty messed up, but there is absolute NO, I repeat 0,0 curb rash on them.

    The tyres are 2010 225/45 Michelin Premacy HP's. The rears are as good as new and the fronts have 50% thread on them.

    The guy who sold them had absolutely NO IDEA what he was selling... JACKPOT!




    And ofcourse I had to testfit them before I'll start sanding and prepping them:









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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Supersweet 17'' wheels for cheap!!

    Polo will be back soon on BBS wheels and much lower..

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    Real classy upgrades going on here. You so smart with the lip.

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    the cosworth wheels with smaller stretched tires and spacers and more slammage ... om nom nom ...

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    Deal of the century on those 2.5 wheels!

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    You have a gorgeous W124. Your home built spoiler is superb. I would like to feature it on my W124uk forum. I went with a repro AMG on mine, wish I had seen your work before hand.




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    love the color, but don't like the front lip and the fiesta fog-lights idea...

    would suggest you to keep the body clean/oem+ without any ricer shits.

    any plans for new wheels or you'll keep the EVO ones?

    suspension?

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    The new rims are great! Spotted them on Facebook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bystrov View Post
    the cosworth wheels with smaller stretched tires and spacers and more slammage ... om nom nom ...
    Don't know about that. I think these 17's are too narrow. They won't fill the wheel wells the way i'd like. even slammed.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike-81-240d View Post
    Deal of the century on those 2.5 wheels!
    It sure is!

    Quote Originally Posted by GtCoupe View Post
    You have a gorgeous W124. Your home built spoiler is superb. I would like to feature it on my W124uk forum. I went with a repro AMG on mine, wish I had seen your work before hand.

    [img]httg[/img]
    Feel free to post it. I would love to see some others with it. Oh, and a link to the thread would be nice too.

    Quote Originally Posted by projektzwo View Post
    love the color, but don't like the front lip and the fiesta fog-lights idea...

    would suggest you to keep the body clean/oem+ without any ricer shits.

    any plans for new wheels or you'll keep the EVO ones?

    suspension?
    Suspension wise: Yellow Speed Racing Shocks, and some coils cut off the current Eibach springs.
    I'm trying to restore the EVO's right now. I will try to run them upcoming summer. After that, they will be sold. I already have a 500E owner lurking for them!
    Eventually I would like to run some fat and staggered 18's or maybe 17's. Like 3SDM 0.05's or AMG Aero's. No disrespect, but I've seen too many futura's on w124's lately. So those won't be an option...

    I'm still going to try the fogs I think. Just for the lolz. I Have a spare bumper


    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmk3 View Post
    The new rims are great! Spotted them on Facebook
    Yo Laus! Welcome! when can we expect your intro-thread??!!
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    Feel free to post it. I would love to see some others with it. Maybe you can introduce it as a 'Dutch lip' ?? just for the credits oh, and a link to the thread would be nice too.
    Thank you here's your link

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    ^^Sweet! You're welcome
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Feel free to drop by and update us on any mods you might do in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post



    Yo Laus! Welcome! when can we expect your intro-thread??!!
    As soon as the Golf is low enough

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    Cool wheels! But i think these aren't the original EVO wheels because the original ones are 8,25J. The original EVO wheels doenst fit on a normal w124.

    But still like them under your ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twannnd View Post
    Cool wheels! But i think these aren't the original EVO wheels because the original ones are 8,25J. The original EVO wheels doenst fit on a normal w124.

    But still like them under your ride!
    I know these aren't THE evo II wheels. But they are Typ EVO II wheels, also original MB and came as an option on W201 16v's and the 500E. And still... I would even pay this price for just the tyres alone
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Took the 3.0 out of the 300E parts car today. I'm going to rebuild the engine if it's any good after 290.000 km. So I will probably go for new bearings, piston rings, bolts, gaskets etc.

    I got a lot of help and knowledge from my brother-in-law. Who used to be an BMW, Viper and Chevy racing engine engineer. So his presence was very useful. (He worked on a couple of engine swaps like that maaaaaad British E46 V10 M3: https://bimmerpower.wordpress.com/20...46-v10-e60-m5/ ).

    Pic of the removal


    please take note that I've done this only once before (and that wasn't my car). So I was pretty excited today when we finished

    Oh, and using standard engine hoists is sooooo 2012...
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Although I'm a BMW E28 driver, I have to say this car looks very very good! Those EVO rims definitely makes the car prettier!

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