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Here's the 560SE with the SEC front bumper and series 2 non-homologated genuine AMG spoiler.

(This is the 560 SE conversion - the mechanical upgrade is in the following thread : http://wwww.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1258710&posts=20&fid=12)

I did the front bumper fitment this evening - transferred the chrome from the original SE bumper to the SEC bumper. All parts were pre-painted of course at the bodyshop to match the car.

Just the rear Lorinser skirted bumper left to fit and externally the car is complete.

Also, any thoughts on whether the grille insert should be black or color-matched to the car ??

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talbir
 

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I vote for colour coded grille to tie in with the skirts and spoiler.It will further enhance the individuality of the 500SE.
 

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That looks fantastic
I mocked up a Photoshop of your car with a colour coded grille and it looks great, unfortunately I'm having problems with the program and I'm unable to save images, so I can't show it to you
 

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Hey there,

Black is the colour I prefer for the grille insert.

I believe blue metallic would make the look nose-heavy.

I 'repaired' the boot lid as well on L818 KRP, as a token of good faith.....[:)]

The car looks sharp already, so I shouldn't have done the edges....

Cheers, MBL
 

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coupe - 4/19/2006 3:46 PM

Talbir , IMO keep grill like that , SE looks awesome !!!
I agree with Coupe, that combination just looks too good [:)]
 

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Wow ... that looks fantastic ... i would paint the grill insert some color, be it black or color matched, i think the grey needs to go the way of its door panel cousins. but man is that a good looking W126. Mine next please!
 

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"I 'repaired' the boot lid as well on L818 KRP, as a token of good faith.....

The car looks sharp already, so I shouldn't have done the edges....

Cheers, MBL"

Goodness MBL,on that grille,haven't you heard of masking tape? And on the 140,the paint is rippled-I don't think you flatted the filler properly.Remind me never to send photos to you for bodywork![;)][:D]
 

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Malcolm

Any chance you can show me a pic with the grille in blue please ?

I don't have photoshop.

Oh, and no need to touch up the w140 - I'm going to be trashing that car so hard once I have finished with the V12 conversion !!


thanks for your help - does look very good in black.

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Sure talbir,

Here's the comparison for you.

Top: Stock

Middle: Black

Lower: Body Colour

[:)] MBL
 

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Thanks Malcolm !

you're a star !

I'm gonna try the blue first - if it's to much then I'll paint it black.

The stock grey, whilst it looks good in the pics, is just horrid when up close.

I'll post up pics of the blue first...

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I'm even more convinced now that blue is the way to go.
I hope you don't mind me mentioning it,but I think that Irish registration number spoils the car-makes it look a bit cheap.Have you got anything better on retention??
 

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Hi Deathrattle

I TOTALLY agree on the number plate - it does look horrid !

I bought the plate in 1999, which was the 300th anniversary of the Sikh religion...and as the religion was founded in 1699, the year was a big number amongst Sikhs....


But now, yes, it's time is up.....and I will be changing it asap.

I have a very nice plate, but it is about 1.5k gbp !!!

But it is MEGA nice....I'll reveal once I have got it.


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Bravo... the car looks fantastic.

I hope that when all is done, my car will look equally as good. Keep up the great work...
 

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talbir - 4/20/2006 3:10 PM

Hi Deathrattle

I TOTALLY agree on the number plate - it does look horrid !

I bought the plate in 1999, which was the 300th anniversary of the Sikh religion...and as the religion was founded in 1699, the year was a big number amongst Sikhs....


But now, yes, it's time is up.....and I will be changing it asap.

I have a very nice plate, but it is about 1.5k gbp !!!

But it is MEGA nice....I'll reveal once I have got it.


cheers
talbir
Ah-I understand abt the 1699 now, and see it's relevance in a different light.Keep it on retention!

I have G90 RGY (69 ORGY) if you know of anyone into that sort of thing!!

Look forward to seeing your new reg-I'm sure it will suit your finished project.

Cheers
 
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