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Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By duh_vinci
Yep, took it apart at home ...

Yep, took it apart at home

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-B8LxNcW/0/1e833015/M/i-B8LxNcW-M.jpg (https://drphotography.smugmug.com/Mercedes/n-Pkq3cn/i-B8LxNcW/A)

And delivered like this to...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-16-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By duh_vinci
Yes Sir, full respray, including the spoiler,...

Yes Sir, full respray, including the spoiler, front and rear aprons and the hard top. Keeping the factory color, I don't see many red R129 cars anymore, and the ones I see all clear is peeling...
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Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-16-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By duh_vinci
I was going to guess it was for a pup lol ...

I was going to guess it was for a pup lol

Regards,
D
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-15-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By duh_vinci
While the car is in the body shop getting new...

While the car is in the body shop getting new paint, mind as well finish the headliner. Another one for the books (this one is #4 for R129) - synthetic "alcantara"

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Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By duh_vinci
Cheers Chicky, If it is just the matter of...

Cheers Chicky,

If it is just the matter of VIN, there is WDBFA68FX2F202765 for sale on BAT, https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-mercedes-benz-sl500-17/


another one WDBFA68F42F203037...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,909
Views: 857,993
Posted By duh_vinci
Cheers! No need for windshield removal at...

Cheers!

No need for windshield removal at all, no "exposed" painted surface touching the area, A-pillar covers are removed and are being re-sprayed, once fitted back on, everything is fully...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-08-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6,909
Views: 857,993
Posted By duh_vinci
A step closer to looking new again... My brother...

A step closer to looking new again... My brother stopped by the body shop (he used to work there while back), sent me few pics of the progress. Years of use and neglect are coming off!
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Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-19-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By duh_vinci
Exactly what's said above, rear in the 20's...

Exactly what's said above, rear in the 20's offset. Fronts you can certainly use as is, but the rears https://otisincla.com/product-category/wheel-spacers/mercedes-wheel-spacers/ with 20mm spacer...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,909
Views: 857,993
Posted By duh_vinci
It is time for the project to go to the body shop...

It is time for the project to go to the body shop for a full re-spray. Final adjustments and test fittings of the styling pieces I've been "hoarding" for few years... Almost ready for the re-spray,...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway   05-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By duh_vinci
Glad to help, put her back on the road! ...

Glad to help, put her back on the road!

Regards,
D
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway   05-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By duh_vinci
I believe this is the one you are looking for...

I believe this is the one you are looking for https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-300E-Valve-Cover-462849/312595049357?hash=item48c81deb8d:g:K6UAAOSwJ8hczHUi:sc:UPSGround!22508!US!-1

Regards,
D
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway   05-13-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By duh_vinci
Finally, a properly kept W140, beautiful! (and...

Finally, a properly kept W140, beautiful! (and rare color combo) if you were local, she would have new home! GLWS!

Regards,
D
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-13-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By duh_vinci
If we are indeed talking about the lower harness...

If we are indeed talking about the lower harness (starter, oil etc), there is no way in hell it's 10 hours. I should have repaired mine when I had transmission out on SL500, but I was too...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-13-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By duh_vinci
#22 on the diagram below Mercedes-Benz...

#22 on the diagram below

Mercedes-Benz Teilekatalog (Ersatzteile online)...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-13-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By duh_vinci
#22 on the diagram below Mercedes-Benz...

#22 on the diagram below

Mercedes-Benz Teilekatalog (Ersatzteile online)...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-12-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By duh_vinci
There were 2 small retainer tabs in the button...

There were 2 small retainer tabs in the button (one on each end), preventing it from falling out, now broken...

Part 110 on this diagram...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By duh_vinci
Cheers! Well, for what it's worth, official...

Cheers!

Well, for what it's worth, official gains of M119 running with LH modules (based on W124 .36 cars) numbers were as follows (based on Renntech factory brochure):

091240093 HP 10 Lbs.-Ft....
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-10-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 214,175
Posted By duh_vinci
All the information are looking for you will find...

All the information are looking for you will find right here, best advise I can offer:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/1449768-r129-wheel-sizes-ets-2.html

Match the sizes ESM...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-07-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By duh_vinci
Just removed both of mine from the project car,...

Just removed both of mine from the project car, as good time as any as I'm taking everything apart for the paint job. Swiveled them out (rod lengthwise along the car) positioned the visor...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-07-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By duh_vinci
He is looking for a lower wiring harness. Some...

He is looking for a lower wiring harness. Some models are still available from the dealer, some are no longer made, and the only option would be to have one refurbish at a competent place that is...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-05-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By duh_vinci
Really? No one? I have to meet him at the junk...

Really? No one? I have to meet him at the junk yard tomorrow after work, will have only 30-45 min before they close for the day, need to know where is this thing located...

Regards,
D
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-05-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6,909
Views: 857,993
Posted By duh_vinci
As much as I enjoy the topless driving fun, the...

As much as I enjoy the topless driving fun, the time has come to prep red devil for the full respray, started taking it apart. Amazing how much dust and dirt underneath of all the trim pieces after...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-05-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6,909
Views: 857,993
Posted By duh_vinci
Yes, my project car... It's been siting outside...

Yes, my project car... It's been siting outside from prior owner not driven for over 2 years. I had to use the allen key one size over (Standard) and gently tap it into the head of 2 of those rotor...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-05-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By duh_vinci
Rex, Regarding the location and how to...

Rex,

Regarding the location and how to change it, there was a recent thread with the visual of the module and it's location
...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   05-05-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By duh_vinci
Where is this distribution block located?

Cheers all!

Could you guys show me where exactly this vacuum distribution block located please (white arrow)... Is somewhere behind the passenger side airbag?
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