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Converted Mercedes 170S / b Year in 1952 Hot Rod
In 1991, fragments of a Mercedes 170 were purchased. The body was badly rusted in parts and not complete, so that a restoration in its original state no longer makes sense war.Die idea of building its own Hot Rod was born some time, here it should be realized.
The body was first sand blasted, the rusted parts such as door sills, floor pans, wheel frame with A-pillar, rear panel and wheel arches are made and welded.
Now it was time for real Top Chop, the roof was cut off the front and back. The A / B / C column was reduced by 3. "Before welding of the roof had to be extended by about 5 cm in the middle, on this occasion, I inserted a electric folding roof. Doors had to cut the roof and lied extended.
The front and rear fenders have been widened, the wheel arches have been adapted to the new wheels.
So that the vehicle is also motorized accordingly needed a different motor. The choice was an Alfa Romeo 3.0 V6 with 200hp, the engine was flanged a ZF 5 speed gearbox, which prepared cardan drives the original rear axle.
The front axle is from a Mercedes / 8, it was welded to the frame, shock absorbers, front and rear are made of chipboard.
The front brake is from a 350 SLC type 107, the rear of an Audi A8, the brake discs are ventilated interior.
Currently the car is at the paint shop Stefan brews and is painted, the frame has been painted and is already completed. The construction is back from the paint shop, the "wedding" was held
Meanwhile, the rear fenders are mounted, the electrical system is ready, it still lacks the front fenders and hood, which can be painted at the time.
Slowly the car is completely from the outside, at the time still be the side skirts made, the first Meeting we have behind us. On 22/07/2006 the car in Weilburg was at the first meeting of GSRA Ride was held on 21/07/2006 to the gas station.
The running boards were made, original wheel trims fitted, music system installed, carpeting made. Now he drives really well already, the first 1000km traveled. Only thing missing is the interior, the seats are in the saddle, the sky is made.
The car is as ready, remaining work to dive but still, in issue 1/2008 of the newspaper Mercedes tuner is a report that the vehicle is on the front page!
On 14.03.2010, a report on VOX ran over the car!