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    Default Silberdistel W126 500SE

    Hi S/W,
    Some of you may remember my recent project:



    When I still owned the car there was a big need for something else; an old BMW or a Benz.
    So I sold the Jetta to fund another car. I never expected that the car goes this fast, it took me about one month and it was gone for good money.

    Another month later I found this W126 with 188xxx km for a dime with only one owner before me and in a very good condition. More important: In original condition! The color wasn't the first choice but whatever. However, the olive green interior is a real eyecatcher and the whole car is clean af for its 33 years. So I bought it immediately. Here you go:







    Plans?
    Of course

    - Custom rear number plate mount
    - Oil change/inspection done
    - Fix some stuff
    F.e. rear electric window passenger side and clock in the dashboard doesn't work
    - New front brakes (already have the parts)
    - Give love to
    Chrome trims, interior, paint, underfloor, rust prevention..
    - Details
    Chrome side mirrors (?), Nardi, engine..
    - Get low
    - Poke some wheels
    - Tuck some wheels
    ..more will occur for sure

    Till next time

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    Ooh nice! Do you have pictures of the green interior, it's velour right? Going 17"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen View Post
    Ooh nice! Do you have pictures of the green interior, it's velour right? Going 17"?
    It's green cloth! Will make some pics of the interior next time.

    I already picked up a set in 17 inch a few weeks ago near the czech border. This will be the poke setup.

    Did a quick test fit the other day





    I'm going for another set to slam the Benz to the ground, I think I'll go with 17s too.

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    In for more man, nice new project
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dome View Post
    In for more man, nice new project

    Cheers!

    Took some photos of the interior today, it's officially known as "056 olive green (cloth)". Will give the whole car a good clean-up in spring.
    Probably will order a Nardi soon even though I really like the look of the original steering wheel.










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    Stock is so beautiful, can't wait to see it slammed.

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    Damn dude, how could I've missed your thread !

    This thing is so clean, excited to see what's next

    Definitely subscribing.

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    count me in! went to switzerland this summer and I fell in love it, will defo be vising some time again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laef View Post
    Damn dude, how could I've missed your thread !

    This thing is so clean, excited to see what's next

    Definitely subscribing.
    I'm excited too

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    count me in! went to switzerland this summer and I fell in love it, will defo be vising some time again
    Cheers! Where were you?

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    She's clean Can't wait to see it hammered! Subscribed
    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=35341&dateline=134303  4155

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    no progres??

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    Hi!

    Today I picked up a set of Futuras and did a quick test fit







    Bags are in production and will be ready to install in about 2 months.

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    The Futuras were assembled wrong by the previous owner so I had to split two of them.

    The plans changed anyway, 18s on the way

    Currently the Merc has some issues to be sorted and is in my buddies shop, proper update with pics soon.

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    17s would be perfect on a W126 with some meatier tire imo. But as I read from Instagram, all the barrels and lips were wrongly sized?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen View Post
    17s would be perfect on a W126 with some meatier tire imo. But as I read from Instagram, all the barrels and lips were wrongly sized?
    I keep both sets

    Two were assembled correctly, on the remaining two the inner barrels were confounded; they were 9J and 9.5J wide instead 8.5J and 10J. I still have to seal them up and torque them down. Maybe I'll use them as my daily setup.

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    Looking GR 888888

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    Well, the Merc is fixed now, the transmission had a massive oil loss which was because of leaking seals, all is changed now and the car is ready for bags.

    I hope this all will happen until the end of may so we can attend Worthersee and Southern Gardasee. My bud's E28 is currently in the shop and is getting his bags.

    In the meantime these beauties will show up soon:



    I think I'll drive the Futuras as my daily setup, although I'm not sure about that yet.

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    Benz is on bags now but there is still some work, the airride need some retouches to get lower.
    Last edited by trm-; 10-08-2017 at 08:42 AM.

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    I love those new wheels on it
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    Needs more poke and camber to pull off these wheels in my opinion

    car itself is really pretty

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    I love the look of those newer benz's

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    Interesting choice of wheels. Kinda wanna see it on the Futura more though...
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