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Newbie Here from Texas

Hello Y'all,
I just joined the forum. I own a auto trim shop in Lubbock, Tx. I have worked on 100's of Mercedes in my life. We replace tops on these cars all the time. I have always wanted a SL. I bought a 1993 300SL last week. A friend had this and called me asking if I wanted to buy it. Her and my Fiancée are good friends. I got a hell of a deal on her. We named her Lola. The 1st thing I noticed when I test drove it was It slips in reverse. All the forward gears work perfect. Theres a retired Mercedes mechanic that I have known for a long time that is going to fix the transmission Monday. He seems to think it wont take a lot. maybe some bands and replace all the seals. This car is red with a black top, with a tan interior. The seats are a little worn so we are going to recover them tan with red perforated inserts. I am also going to replace the top with a Java German Canvas top and a new headliner. The hard top headliner was falling down and we are in the process of replacing that as well. We replaced a headliner on one a few weeks ago and the customer brought his top stand, but hasnt come back to get the stand yet, so im utilizing that cool little stand. Im gonna have to get me one of those. Ebay has em for about $100 There a few other minor defects that Ill fix as well. She runs real good and the paint is fabulous.
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