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UTn_boy

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Re: Other people tinkering with W116 in Taiwan, apparently.
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2021, 08:26 PM »
Did they not know that the correct velour carpeting is available?.....they matched the new carpet color to the dirty carpet color of the original.  I give the an A for effort, but an F on restoring it to original.  And they called the wood walnut.....it's zebrano.  But that's nitpicking.  Even so, I'd much rather seen one still alive and kicking than to be rotting away in a driveway.  Good on them!  :)
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Re: Other people tinkering with W116 in Taiwan, apparently.
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2021, 06:06 AM »
I like his page for Typewriters in Movies.

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Re: Other people tinkering with W116 in Taiwan, apparently.
« Reply #3 on: 02 July 2021, 12:48 AM »
Comments on the work?

Pure speculation here... but!
Your parts go missing, and suddenly a new project like this pops up when there was none before?
Have you wondered how many of your parts are in that car?

I'd be asking some probing questions I think.
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Re: Other people tinkering with W116 in Taiwan, apparently.
« Reply #4 on: 02 July 2021, 08:28 AM »
I can see Stan sending over the heavies with some baseball bats ::)
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Re: Other people tinkering with W116 in Taiwan, apparently.
« Reply #5 on: 03 July 2021, 03:25 PM »
Yaeh, I spoke of that before. My parts are all over the net here, easy to recognize, rare as can be. Been going on for several years. Can't do nothing about it, for they weren't the ones who took the stuff. They bought it from the thief, or the thief's contact contact etc.
Well, what I can do is avoid any local W116/W123 googles That's just self-torture.
And yes, there has been a very noticble boom in Taiwan W116. At least 3 or 4 cars have popped up in the last 2-3 years, one of them seemingly wellrestored with more than a few of my parts, the other 3 a mixed bunch, barely made drivable, partially with my parts.

Then there is this thing, a factory-built 450SEL Limo with inner glass partition, it seems.It's very shiny and has to cost at least 25 grand to obtain the slip. No doubt a fresh US import with swapped Taiwan original plates from a dump-donor. So iat least it's "legal" to drive.
https://www.ruten.com.tw/item/show?22052418128577

Maybe a GoFundMe page? "Stan needs W116!" ;D