Date registered: Nov 2018
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560 sel amg clone
So the car that I bought off BaT arrived yesterday afternoon, I started working on it once I drove it home. It drives really great, the interior is more or less as expected with just a few flaws but all in all it s in really great shape for a car that s done 145k miles. The paintwork not so much, but that was as expected and as shown in the pictures when I bought it. Quite pleased with what I got considering this will be a car that I d like to use more than my other hobby cars.
Yesterday I swapped the bulky US front bumper for the repro amg bumper (for those curious, the foglamps I found on an italian page, and are the same ones that were fitted to the 328/308 gts/gtb cars.), swapped the headlights for ones with yellow fogs which suit the black car really well imho, fitted the euro headlamp washers. Removed some wood trim for refurb. Removed some useless extras eg bluetooth phone system, and a fm modulating pioneer cd changer. Fixed some interior miscrepancies like wrongly installed rear door trim. Replaced dead bulbs. Installed the red dunno whats the name between the rear lights.
Tomorrow hopefully I ll fit in the amg steering wheel, and start wiring the trip comp, and the 2+2 seating. I ll also remove the aero 3s for my sec and see how the look on the sel. I ll swap out the non working auta el6000 antenna for one I ve refurbished, still need to get the little rubber bushing that it goes into.
Monday I ll get the euro rear bumper with amg repro spoiler and the ducktail spoiler back from the painter. I ordered some new dial faces as the ones from my donor are really faded.
Future plans fitting in the 300 hp ECE engine from the donor, if it doesnt need a complete overhaul as it smokes at the moment, stood for 10+ years, so just might need some movement. I not going into overhauling the engine if it s blown I ll just swap the tri y's and call it a day. I ve decided not to build in the HPF2 suspension as it seems like a real PITA getting it to work even in the donor, kinda like a female on peroid, sometimes it lifts sometimes it just doesnt.
Sorry for the long post, will update as I progress.