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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.
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post #2 of 94 (permalink) Old 02-16-2019, 02:52 PM
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Congratulations bringing it home!

I too, like the amber fogs.. The overall look in a word: 'Sinister' comes to mind.

Great photos & update.

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Congratulations bringing it home!

I too, like the amber fogs.. The overall look in a word: 'Sinister' comes to mind.

Great photos & update.

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I just call it pimp ride, back in the late 80s early 90s pimps, dealers, and gangsters drove around in such cars.

Also funny as things the like red strip between the taillights were considered "tuner john stuff" however I think it really brings back those years, seems more in place now that you dont see every second car with this mod
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Nice, you hit the ground running. Best of luck with your new ride. I also like the cobblestones on the side of the road in the picture very euro .

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nice work, my friend actually almost bought the car in the same auction before you did...he went and met the owner and drove the car and regrets not pulling the trigger...keep us updated with the work and progress

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Very nice. Was also the same look used in Miami Vice many times. I believe Calderon (Colombian drug lord) rode in one regularly
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Nice car! The condition of that pavement kills me. You would think that at some point someone would have said, "You know, If we pave the entire street at the same time it might be a good thing".
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love that front bumper. And the amber fogs is giving my inspiration to get some yellow laminix film and see what it looks like on my Depo euro headlights foglight area
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Nice car! The condition of that pavement kills me. You would think that at some point someone would have said, "You know, If we pave the entire street at the same time it might be a good thing".
Roads are horrible here...
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Gratulálok! You’re spot on with the “gangsters and pimps” comment.
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