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R.I.P. Never Forgotten
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Yes, YOU can do it!

I have observed a lot of photodocumentaries done by this fellow member for our hobby and thought a good idea to consolidate them here for easy reference for our members.

Kudos to Mike (mclare) for all his hard work and sweat for our hobby!

I am sure there are a few more - will add them as referenced.

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Photo documentary of Mike's 1991 560 build - Mikes_91_560_SEC

560 10:1 euro motor conversion, ASR Excision (a must read!) - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1542676-trek-up-north-holy-euro-motor.html

Hard brakes - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1430316-hard-brakes-possible-fix.html

Making your own "French" fog lights - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1424580-how-make-your-own-french-fog.html

Tying into the car's electrics - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1553496-x30-power-block-diagram-how-tie.html

SEC Door Handle removal - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1475606-sec-door-handle-removal-disassembly-reassembly.html

w126 Glass Sunroof Retrofit - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1654573-metal-glass-sunroof-conversion-diy-gen.html

Keyless entry in a w126 - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1638499-w126-keyless-entry-installation-made-easy.html

A/C Center Vents not working - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1459361-c-center-vents-not-working-fixed.html

Hirschmann Antenna Rebuild - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1432845-hirschmann-antenna-rebuild-control-change.html

w126 Colors in a Paint Can? Yes! - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1587436-does-anybody-know-if-you-can.html

Gen2 (86-91) MB Electrical Troubleshooting Manual - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1423605-gen-ii-mb-electrical-troubleshooting-manual.html

Water Pump R&R and Vacuum System Restoration - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1446652-c126-w126-water-pump-r-r.html

Brake Caliper Powdercoating and Rebuild - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1465942-how-powder-coat-rebuild-your-brake.html

Recaro Seat/Switch Restoration - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1499147-recaros-have-landed-another-restoration-thread.html

AMG Gen2 bumper conversion - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1500877-amg-body-kit-euro-bumper-conversion.html

Testing ABS Wheel Sensors - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1425313-abs-sensor-test-results.html

Hard Start Issue - Fuel Regulator fix - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1459751-hard-start-problem-solved-r-r.html

Rear Differential R&R - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1477950-inside-differential-rebuild-r-r-diy.html

Running Hub-Centric Spacers - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1479891-why-you-want-hub-centric-spacers.html

Shuddering while Acceleration - Rear Axle R&R - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1470874-shudder-upon-acceleration-high-speed-vibration.html

Dash Wood Replacement - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1468272-mclare-replaces-dash-wood.html

Gen 1 Pentas on a Gen 2 car? You bet! - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1465502-i-think-we-can-put-gen.html

ASR General Repair - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1428505-help-needed-repair-my-asr-system.html

A/C not blowing cold - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1457672-weird-c-issue-fixed-other-problem.html

W126 Instrument Gauge Face/Chrome Ring Installation - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1458095-diy-instrument-gauge-face-color-change.html

Rear Sunshade Installation - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1439118-got-my-rear-sunshade-today.html

AMG Steering Wheel install - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1440202-mclare-mounts-amg-steering-wheel-48hp.html

Cracking open a locked rolltop - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1440367-does-anybody-know-how-open-locked.html

Mounting AMG Trunk Spoiler - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1433002-amg-trunk-spoiler-finally-mounted.html
 

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Wow! Thanks David! I didn't know I did all those threads! I am actually working on one right now as we speak.

If there are any pics missing from the threads, Post it in the thread and I will attempt to repair it. I have been working with the site administrator to restore the broken links and pics in my threads.

Thanks again! Hope it helps people.
 

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Wow! Thanks David! I didn't know I did all those threads! I am actually working on one right now as we speak.

If there are any pics missing from the threads, Post it in the thread and I will attempt to repair it. I have been working with the site administrator to restore the broken links and pics in my threads.

Thanks again! Hope it helps people.
YES mclare, it does help more than you realize. Thank you for all of the great DIY write up threads.
 

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Yes, YOU can do it!

I have observed a lot of photodocumentaries done by this fellow member for our hobby and thought a good idea to consolidate them here for easy reference for our members.

Kudos to Mike (mclare) for all his hard work and sweat for our hobby!

I am sure there are a few more - will add them as referenced.

>>>>

Photo documentary of Mike's 1991 560 build - Mikes_91_560_SEC

560 10:1 euro motor conversion, ASR Excision (a must read!) - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1542676-trek-up-north-holy-euro-motor.html

Hard brakes - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1430316-hard-brakes-possible-fix.html

Making your own "French" fog lights - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1424580-how-make-your-own-french-fog.html

Tying into the car's electrics - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1553496-x30-power-block-diagram-how-tie.html

SEC Door Handle removal - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1475606-sec-door-handle-removal-disassembly-reassembly.html

w126 Glass Sunroof Retrofit - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1654573-metal-glass-sunroof-conversion-diy-gen.html

Keyless entry in a w126 - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1638499-w126-keyless-entry-installation-made-easy.html

A/C Center Vents not working - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1459361-c-center-vents-not-working-fixed.html

Hirschmann Antenna Rebuild - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1432845-hirschmann-antenna-rebuild-control-change.html

w126 Colors in a Paint Can? Yes! - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1587436-does-anybody-know-if-you-can.html

Gen2 (86-91) MB Electrical Troubleshooting Manual - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1423605-gen-ii-mb-electrical-troubleshooting-manual.html

Water Pump R&R and Vacuum System Restoration - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1446652-c126-w126-water-pump-r-r.html

Brake Caliper Powdercoating and Rebuild - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1465942-how-powder-coat-rebuild-your-brake.html

Recaro Seat/Switch Restoration - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1499147-recaros-have-landed-another-restoration-thread.html

AMG Gen2 bumper conversion - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1500877-amg-body-kit-euro-bumper-conversion.html

Testing ABS Wheel Sensors - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1425313-abs-sensor-test-results.html

Hard Start Issue - Fuel Regulator fix - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1459751-hard-start-problem-solved-r-r.html

Rear Differential R&R - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1477950-inside-differential-rebuild-r-r-diy.html

Running Hub-Centric Spacers - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1479891-why-you-want-hub-centric-spacers.html

Shuddering while Acceleration - Rear Axle R&R - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1470874-shudder-upon-acceleration-high-speed-vibration.html

Dash Wood Replacement - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1468272-mclare-replaces-dash-wood.html

Gen 1 Pentas on a Gen 2 car? You bet! - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1465502-i-think-we-can-put-gen.html

ASR General Repair - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1428505-help-needed-repair-my-asr-system.html

A/C not blowing cold - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1457672-weird-c-issue-fixed-other-problem.html

W126 Instrument Gauge Face/Chrome Ring Installation - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1458095-diy-instrument-gauge-face-color-change.html

Rear Sunshade Installation - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1439118-got-my-rear-sunshade-today.html

AMG Steering Wheel install - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1440202-mclare-mounts-amg-steering-wheel-48hp.html

Cracking open a locked rolltop - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1440367-does-anybody-know-how-open-locked.html

Mounting AMG Trunk Spoiler - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1433002-amg-trunk-spoiler-finally-mounted.html
That's quite the body of work! Thanks David for the compilation and of course Mclare.... that was quite the effort.
 

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amazing!! i needed the differential one with the pics!!! had it without them. gives me encouragement to install the diff on my latest benz i bought!! many thanks!!!!
 

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Awesome! I know when I did my water pump I used your DIY without the pics. It was still good.
 

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For he's a jolly good fellow...

Thank you, Mike, for your inspiration and help to many, and certainly myself. Great job!!


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
 

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Many thanks...

..to you both, cornerstones of this forum imho...and nice guys into the bargain.

May your timing chain guides never crumble, and your AC blow ice-cold in perpetuity :)
 

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Thank you Mike, for all the hard work, and then still being able to find the time to post it on the forum, that can take as long as some of the jobs themselves.
And thank you David for putting all of the links together, I'm sure endless amount of members are going to be using them over and over.
 

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sticky this please
 

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I tried to find a "Super Dewar" image but couldn't find one. This will have to do. Mike, thank you for all that you have given to the board :bowdown:

Mike
 

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R.I.P. Never Forgotten
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Thanks for the necro nirvana of re-upping your DIY's with photos today. This thread had collected your DIY articles into one TOC table of contents page.

Brings me back.... thanks Mike! :thumbsup:!
 

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Thanks David!
 
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