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TJ 450

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #15 on: 29 November 2012, 08:11 AM »
Excellent news, you're well on your way to an excellent result with those parts! 8)

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #16 on: 01 February 2013, 01:41 PM »
Hi Guys.

It has been a while since I post anything,due to christmas breake.
But project still on so...here is some update.



Managed to few brand new item aswell ( OLD STOCK)




Will keep posting
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #17 on: 01 February 2013, 11:45 PM »
Unfortunately I can't see any of your new pics!   :(
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alabbasi

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #18 on: 03 February 2013, 05:51 PM »
I have ordered Velour from Cabrio.de
They were recommended by mercedes benz classic in Germany,so I hope its going to be good.The samples looked ok.
For 5 m of plain and 3 m of ribbed velour and full carpet set I paid 1100 euro.

Good deal, is this enough to cover the door panels as well as the seat? I'm debating whether to switch to leather or stick with velour. The velour is about the same price, but my main concern is that if the upholsterer cocks it up. I'm going to have to skin him with a carrot peeler.
With best regards

Al
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #19 on: 04 February 2013, 02:26 PM »
Hi Guys.

It has been a while since I post anything,due to christmas breake.
But project still on so...here is some update.






Managed to few brand new item aswell ( OLD STOCK)






Will keep posting

This might work


Ooooor not...... lol

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #20 on: 04 February 2013, 02:29 PM »
Hi Guys.

It has been a while since I post anything,due to christmas breake.
But project still on so...here is some update.



Managed to few brand new item aswell ( OLD STOCK)




Will keep posting

And again without the /

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #21 on: 04 February 2013, 02:31 PM »
Hi Guys.

It has been a while since I post anything,due to christmas breake.
But project still on so...here is some update.
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Managed to few brand new item aswell ( OLD STOCK)
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Will keep posting

And again lol



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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #22 on: 04 February 2013, 02:34 PM »
. (double)
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #23 on: 04 February 2013, 02:38 PM »
I wonder how he went pulling the monster out with the bonnet still in place?
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #24 on: 04 February 2013, 09:09 PM »
I wonder how he went pulling the monster out with the bonnet still in place?

I imagine he got it up as far as he could, snapped the picture, then proceeded to remove the springs and unclip the hinges.

I've been wondering about retrofitting newer MB hinges so that the hood can go 100% vertical without needing a person to hold it or otherwise secured like W123's and newer do.
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TJ 450

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #25 on: 04 February 2013, 10:34 PM »
Yeah, we never removed the bonnet when the motor came out of my 6.9, but it would be easier that's for sure.

Tim
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #26 on: 29 July 2013, 04:43 PM »
Hi Guys

I has been a while since I posted here however the work still in progress.
Here is an update.
lets start with M100 before


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107024  450 SLC   202 kkm
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #27 on: 29 July 2013, 04:54 PM »
Wow, if the attention to detail on the engine is any indication of what the final result will be, than it's one of the most impressive builds I have ever seen.

Hats off to you, Sir!

BTW, what is the new deadline?

alabbasi

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #28 on: 29 July 2013, 05:10 PM »
Looks great. Amazing what a bit of paint , polish and plating can do.
With best regards

Al
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #29 on: 29 July 2013, 06:27 PM »
WOW that looks fantastic!  One of the best engine restos I've seen yet; particularly for a 6.9.  That car is gunna be great!   8) :D :)
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P