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Mick74

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #15 on: 07 July 2019, 01:54 PM »
Hi Bernd,

I just ordered your book. Looking forward to reading it.

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #16 on: 08 July 2019, 09:51 AM »
Bernd,
This is a fantastic book!  I particularly enjoyed all the information you provided on the VIN and data cards.  I highly recommend this book to all W116 owners!

Kirk

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #17 on: 10 July 2019, 02:38 PM »
Hi Bernd,

My copy arrived yesterday and I couldn't put it down.  Thank you for writing such a wonderful book!!

Jeff

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #18 on: 29 July 2019, 10:07 AM »
Book just arrived.  Fantastic!  This is a must-have for anybody owning a W116 and certainly anybody on this board.  Great job, Bernd!
-Dave
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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #19 on: 30 July 2019, 01:48 AM »
I've just finished the book (Kindle edition), and I must say I don't really share the enthusiasm. While the details on some of the more exotic conversions of the time were interesting and not common knowledge, there was not much new otherwise, and the subject matter just felt "glanced over" in most of the chapters.
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marku

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #20 on: 30 July 2019, 10:18 AM »
You don't recommend to buy then?
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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #21 on: 06 December 2020, 08:16 PM »
Hello Bernd,

I purchased your book and it is very helpful. I have a question about the chrome wheel arch trim. Are those removable?

Thank you,

Andrew
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floyd111

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #22 on: 10 December 2020, 03:54 PM »
yes, they are, but so sometimes they were installed to mask fender-rot, and if not, having trapped rain water for ages might land you with an unsuspected restoration of said fenders after removal of these arches.

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #23 on: 10 December 2020, 09:17 PM »
But you may want to detect that type of corrosion better earlier than later, won't you?
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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #24 on: 12 December 2020, 06:49 PM »
I know I wouldn't sleep at night if I had them arch covers on my car.  :)

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Re: New W116 book
« Reply #25 on: 13 December 2020, 08:27 AM »
Hello Bernd,

I purchased your book and it is very helpful. I have a question about the chrome wheel arch trim. Are those removable?

They are removable if original fixed with small screws under the edge of the arch. If not then probably pop rivets which are easily drilled out. My 450SE had them from new. They were taken off for respray and I plan to replace them. I quite like them.

Thank you,

Andrew
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