Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 2004 E500 4Matic Wagon, 1980 450SLC, '94 SL500
Location: Litchfield County, Connecticut
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We are closing in on the completion of the Phase I of the build. We fabricated the bracket for our vintage Marchal spot and it looks great. John Rogers donated a pair of NOS Cibie light support brackets he just happened to have in a box among his collection of old parts.
We went over the a wiring plan and I spent a good part of Mother's Day running wires for the lights, outside temperature gauge and the tachometer. We managed to squeeze everything through an existing grommet too. We should have everything wired by Wednesday.
The last thing will be tacking down four luggage strap brackets for our leather luggage holding straps. This will keep our set of vintage German leather luggage in place in the cavernous trunk.
BTW, if you look at the front picture, you'll see a Puerto Rico badge and an Belgian license plate. The Colonel (our M-B's name) was purchased by a US Army Colonel while in Belgium. That is the plate number assigned to the car when new. The Puerto Rico badge was affixed to the grille when the Colonel was transferred to the island after the Belgian post. It's been there ever since.