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    Quote Originally Posted by fickroxz View Post
    thanks brother! I actually wouldn't mind the manual windows =) My passenger side motor blew once and every time I open the windows or moonroof I make the sign of the cross. feelin your coupe. I'm also going to powder coat my wheels black and get some mooneyes spider caps. it'll give it a rock a billy vibe. makes a huge difference for not too much money. I think it'll look sick on yours.



    http://www.mooneyesusa.com/product-p/asc500.htm
    that will look awesome! sadly i sold the blue rat coupe, ive been building a 250ce since the start of the year so once it was done i sold off the other, my curent merc:
    Mercedes abuse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 541NTT View Post
    that will look awesome! sadly i sold the blue rat coupe, ive been building a 250ce since the start of the year so once it was done i sold off the other, my curent merc:
    nice! looks familiar =)

    here's what it looks like with no hubs in case you're interested in that look. As for me, I would take the time to get them gloss powder coated with at least chrome lug nuts. so the look is more intentional vs. someone just stole your hubcaps. If the chrome lugs don't do it, I'll invest in the spider caps.


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    yes! i love a laid out vintage Mercedes. good job on this one!

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    I love this.
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    took her to the local Bob's Big Boy meet. Pretty dead cuz of Thanksgiving. Not the best shot. There was a very clean Bagged Cadi.






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    Wow, that's stunning... Is that a '49?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    Wow, that's stunning... Is that a '49?
    yes sir. didn't get a chance to chat with him about his Cadi but you can tell it was his baby.

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    That coupe! I LOVE it, well done Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suburuuh View Post
    That coupe! I LOVE it, well done Sir!
    Thank you brother!

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    Testing out the candy paint


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    Nice! :-p

    love those cars!

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    Engine Bay. Still in the process of cleaning it up. Everything is mechanically sound. My goal isn't to make the bay show quality. I like to see an honest engine with everything nice and tidy. Next step is to degrease and steam clean.


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    Looks great! A word of advice from a fellow 72 Merc owner...always adjust the height of the vehicle while MOVING. The rear axle is a split axle, and the right wheel will physically move in and out as the rear moves up and down to compensate for the suspension angle. There's a big (and EXPENSIVE) rubber bushing in the back of the trunk that keeps the differential in the right position. If the wheel isn't allowed to move in and out when the car bobs up and down to adjust for the angle, guess where that force goes? Right into that $270 chunk of rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andratch View Post
    Looks great! A word of advice from a fellow 72 Merc owner...always adjust the height of the vehicle while MOVING. The rear axle is a split axle, and the right wheel will physically move in and out as the rear moves up and down to compensate for the suspension angle. There's a big (and EXPENSIVE) rubber bushing in the back of the trunk that keeps the differential in the right position. If the wheel isn't allowed to move in and out when the car bobs up and down to adjust for the angle, guess where that force goes? Right into that $270 chunk of rubber.
    Thanks andratch. I'll double check that bushing and see what state it's in.

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    Vid of the W114 first start, after a top end rebuild. There was a small fuel leak that was just the fuel line needing to be tightened. Next up Zenith carbs rebuild. That buzz noise is the air pump for the bags.

    Last edited by fickroxz; 01-03-2016 at 03:19 AM.

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    Picked up some body matched hubs today. The color is spot on but they're are more beat up than I wanted. Oh well, can never have to many hubs!

    Last edited by fickroxz; 01-25-2016 at 03:40 AM.

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    Looks so good dude.
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    Trying out a set of cat eye lids. Yay or Nay? Not my original idea. There's another SW member with a W114 who had a set of these on but I can't remember his handle. Anyway, thanks again for the idea.




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    They're ok, If it was mine I'd pass though I think, I think the other style where its a "half moon" might look better, to my eyes at least. From here
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    Thanks for the feedback DER E30. Yea, when I put them on I wasn't 100% sold. I didn't like or dislike them but if it goes on my car I have to love it. Going to try regular headlight visors and not disturb the actual headlamp.

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    Love this!!

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    This car is baller af. Hard pass on the cat eyes.

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