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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009, 02:26 AM
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Aah, the 6.3, super fast and reliable, only let down by its huuuuuge thirst and ability to eat tyres in minutes, both due to its weight.

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Undeniable.


The wider body/flares is what I'm stuck on with the 114. Usually I'm full of ideas, but this body is... different.
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Those style flares are availabe all over the place, you just need to find some that are close to the body shape, pretty easy to alter as most of them are fiberglass, or you could make a widebody kit, either from moulds and in fiberglass or using real body panels chopped off under the trim line in steel, something along these lines, maybe not so sharp edged to suit the mercs rounded lines.



It would need seriously wide tyres though, i know for a fact you can get 8" rims under these, i had some on mine for a while.

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wow...

it would be cool to race one of these cars, but if you actually want to have something that handles it may be WAY easier to start out with a better platform
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It's about fun to me, not winning. I love doing my crazy custom stuff, and I do it all. I LOVE it. I enjoy building cars so much more than driving them even.
Thinking flares similar to what the big-bodied cars used to run would be well suiting, and some mild interior things, a half cage, my Toyota motor/tranny, custom control arms, wheels, adjusted spring rate and ride height, lighting and some good tires and I'm good to go!
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Also, some real brakes and some sort of tight LSD. I'd like to locate a Torsen differential, but I have a feeling that I'd be needing to use a different pumpkin all together for that.
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....did you say a Toyota motor and tranny?

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Yeah, hopefully not in a manner that would offend the Benz gods.
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Rather than putting a Toyota engine, you could fit an alloy 5.0 M117 euro V8. This has been done on W114s and this is the engine used in the W107 500 with a similar platform. If you're lucky enough to find an early engine out of a 450 SLC 5.0 you can even fit a manual trans with very minor modifications, as bolt pattern is nearly a straight fit. This is what I am doing now, but on a W111 Coupe chassis.
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