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Started by ptashek, 28 March 2014, 07:56 AM

ptashek

Quote from: floyd111 on 06 September 2015, 07:57 PM
What's the other hose's part number?

A1162034082 - 59.49EUR/each
N900271042012 - 99.81/m

(inclusive of 19% German VAT)
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

floyd111

A1162034082 - 59.49EUR/each (21 euro nex vat at my man's)
N900271042012 - 99.81/m (42 euro ex btw at my man's)

Watch out where you overspend..

ptashek

Quote from: floyd111 on 08 September 2015, 08:40 PM
A1162034082 - 59.49EUR/each (21 euro nex vat at my man's)
N900271042012 - 99.81/m (42 euro ex btw at my man's)

Watch out where you overspend..

Parts cost is one thing, VAT and shipping are another. Then there's non-EU import taxes and duties, often designed to be prohibitive.

It can be a false economy; just like those damn non-OEM fenders I've bought.

I've settled on two suppliers who may not be the cheapset of the lot, but are very reliable and geographically close to where I need the parts, hence shipping is usually very cheap.

If you have tested and reliable suppliers of new OEM parts in the EU, please send their details on :)
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

floyd111

This specific one is from maff.ro. Inside EU, no extra taxes. Use a friend with a courier-account to have TNT, DHL or some, go do a pick-up.


ptashek

1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

floyd111

I had read that, yes, but just in case you have parts missing..
How are you going to do the vinyl parts? Get/keep/clean all parts in green, or are you going to do a vinyl-respray?

ptashek

Quote from: floyd111 on 11 September 2015, 09:17 PM
I had read that, yes, but just in case you have parts missing..
How are you going to do the vinyl parts? Get/keep/clean all parts in green, or are you going to do a vinyl-respray?

Surprisingly enough, my interior is complete. There's a few small dings or cracks here and there, yet nothing that would stand out unless you know where to look. Apart from a good cleaning and seat cover / carpet / headliner swap, nothing else will be done with the dash, or side panels.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

floyd111

Lucky you!.. well, at least in that department.. Your basic chassis was quite another story..

ptashek

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1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

ptashek

After weeks of waiting, and an impossibly prolonged Polish customs clearance (and 28% in duties and taxes!) my new seat, headrest, armrest covers and headliner have all finally arrived from World Upholstery.
We'll see soon enough if they fit as good as they look.





Meanwhile some engine auxiliaries are getting glass-bead blasted:





1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

ptashek

Ooops, looks like one the previosu posts has had its pics messed up...
Let's try again then.

Paint prep is going well.




Some freshly plated parts.


Engine with new chain, gears and guides installed.


1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

ptashek

Something interesting I've noticed today about my car, going through its documentation yet again. The older it gets, the more it drives. Kind of.

Between 1994 and 2008 she's covered, on average, 719 miles per year as per road worthiness certificates, going from 46273 in 1994 to 56350 in 2008. And then another 3650(ish) between 2008 and 2012. Then I've come along and clocked 9000 miles in 12(ish) months :D.

Another random, but interesting, tidbit from all the dozens of invoices - the cost of A1168850321 (bumper rubber) has gone up from £7.92 to £20 since 2001, with only a 2.5% change in UK VAT rate...
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

floyd111

Should still be 9 Pounds 52, EX vat.. like in some other places
Stealerships.

gavin116

Hi Lucas


The engine is looking good, I know that I should be looking to do the same: those chain followers look great!  The bodywork is coming on, it'll look so transformed when they shoot the first bit of colour.


Whilst I've not done 9000 miles miles in Mrs W, I'm not scared to use her (during the summer at least).  I think I've done about 4500 since getting her.  My daily does less than 2000 miles a year, don't drive much living in London.  Come to think of it, I last drove Mrs White down to Goring-by-Sea in July to get started.  It's looking more like it will be trailered back to storage when the job is complete, as we'll be in the thick of winter, with salty roads...


Happy 116'ing,


Gavin
1979 450SE "Mrs White"
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