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Once you staple the paper templates onto the carpet pieces begin cutting. We just used normal household scissors to cut the paper along with the carpet. The carpet we used is just German carpet that is used in a Porsche Speedster. We ordered much more than we used, just to make sure we had enough for the job.

Here we see the finish product, almost ready to be stuck down. Some places we will use screws whereas others we will use glue. It just depends on if there is something below the carpet that we will need to access in the future. Some pieces don't need to be attached and will sit in there nicely. Before we do this process we have to send the carpet to the upholstery shop as we are adding edge binding to the carpet pieces. We will post pictures of them once they're done.




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Got a sample back for the edge binding. Which one do you all like best?

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So what are we doing with the car, once finished? Marketing? Selling the thing? I like what you're doing so far, by the way
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So what are we doing with the car, once finished? Marketing? Selling the thing? I like what you're doing so far, by the way
Thank you! We will actually be keeping it and hopefully display it at some events/shows.
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We decided to swap out the Mercedes wheels for a set of knock-offs, complete with the hub conversion kit too of course.




We like the new look a lot! What do you think?




Tire size is 185/60/14.

More to come so stay tuned!
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Awesome work and what a hot little number! (And yes I love the wheels!)

Nearly bought one back in the 90s when a good, solid runner could be had for $30K. But I couldn't fit in the damned thing. While driving it was always a question of looking under or over the windshield header. So it was the 300SL for me....trouble is, the last time one of those was affordable was in the 1970s, and I was too young to drive, much less buy cars. My old car mags show that you could buy a 300SL in decent condition for $5 or 6K back then. A reasonable investment..

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Definitely not much room so that's understandable. Glad you enjoy what we've done so far! This is how she sits right now.

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