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Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« on: 15 September 2007, 04:01 AM »
Well, 1/2 way through the weekend and decided to tackle some of the less glamorous parts of the SEL "backyard blitz". Unfortunatley I had to pilfer some parts from the 280SE as a temp solution. BUT there was some hiccups, and some HOORAY moments. Theres still some work to go, but its getting easier!
before starting work

engine bay

under bonnet

post cleaning

under bonnet again

finished product


It's on the home stretch!!



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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #1 on: 15 September 2007, 04:22 AM »
Looks a million dollars - well, half a million anyway ! How did you get the hood insulation off ? It's stuck on pretty well. I know - I tried and gave up after 1 hour to think of another strategy.

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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #2 on: 15 September 2007, 04:34 AM »
Lots of WD40 and a high pressure cleaner. It works a treat, but I got covered in the grit and crumbs from the remnants.
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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #3 on: 17 September 2007, 08:58 AM »
it's starting to look half decent now. just a bit more elbow grease...do you need any help? Buy me a plane ticket and I'll bring my tools!
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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #4 on: 17 September 2007, 02:49 PM »
Nice work 116!  The Engine bay before and afters are good.  You've inspired me to get off my a$$ and do this too!

And yeah, i don't mind the stripes at all...  ;)

Looks a million dollars - well, half a million anyway ! How did you get the hood insulation off ? It's stuck on pretty well. I know - I tried and gave up after 1 hour to think of another strategy.

What about a Kerby vacuum cleaner??  They can lift BOWLING BALLS!!  ...how does the song go again?  ;D
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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #5 on: 17 September 2007, 04:57 PM »
Nice work 116!  The Engine bay before and afters are good.  You've inspired me to get off my a$$ and do this too!

And yeah, i don't mind the stripes at all...  ;)

Looks a million dollars - well, half a million anyway ! How did you get the hood insulation off ? It's stuck on pretty well. I know - I tried and gave up after 1 hour to think of another strategy.

What about a Kerby vacuum cleaner??  They can lift BOWLING BALLS!!  ...how does the song go again?  ;D

When in doubt get Kerby to lift your balls?


it's starting to look half decent now. just a bit more elbow grease...do you need any help? Buy me a plane ticket and I'll bring my tools!

Excellent, I'll email the details ASAP  ;D I would ask about the tools, but its a family forum ;)
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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #6 on: 18 September 2007, 03:45 AM »
She's looking good. ;D

You know I was one of those (rare members) fascinated by the stripes.
I still reckon they look unique... ;)

You know Michel, those stripes do grow on you...a bit like a cyst...but grow on you. Unique is the perfect word to use.
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Re: Full Frontal before and after shots 280SEL
« Reply #7 on: 18 September 2007, 04:05 AM »
A cyst? fair enuff.... :'( I'm growing attached to them, NOT! :D
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