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Started by ptashek, 28 March 2014, 07:56 AM
Quote from: gavin116 on 01 November 2014, 07:16 AMThe car is coming along in leaps and bounds now. Dare I ask: are you still on budget? What can you tell me about the new front fender. I take it is a reproduction. If so, what was it like to fit, and how is the fit? Was the quality and gauge of the the steel the same as that that was originally on the car? And where did you get it from? Won't be long now before it goes for its dip.
Quote from: floyd111 on 21 February 2015, 02:19 PMsecond is.. did you know the metal was in such bad shape? Was it not possible to get a better car to start off with?
QuoteAlso, what's that dip you talk of? Tin-coating? What's the price for such a job?
QuoteI hear you talk about 150 new parts in the car, by the time it's done. Is that really enough/ possible to achieve your goal?What exactly is your goal? Just drive it, keep it, and delay much of the maintenance? I totally understand that angle.Or is there still an idea of market value attached to your project? If that is the case, I would be a little worriedYou go all-out with your stripping and dipping. But, where does that land you if you don't go all the way?
QuoteMy idea is that if I only go halfway, I will end up with a car that will cost 20000 to fix, but can not be valued as a concours car, and thus will remain at the 5000 euro market value.I am making the choice to go all-out, hoping that, in it's rare splendor, without fault, my car(s) actually have a chance of entering a league of their own, with one of them finding a buyer at 50.000.
QuoteA mint W116 can actually offer decades of classic driving, daily, while retaining it's value, while offering much of a modern day's car comfort. Maintenance could/would/should be the same as what you get from buying a new car [..]
QuoteThis is my angle. I want to get to a point where one of my cars can sell at 50-75000usd, with 3 yrs full warranty, just like a new Merc.
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