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gerardj
Posted on: 2011/5/21 13:25
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From: Abu Dhabi & Port Dickson
Posts: 5772
Benz Model: C107 380 SLC
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My Mambang Merah's Makeover
After months of sourcing for parts and screws (the mechanical kind) the time has come for the much awaited restoration and makeover of my beloved 380SLC.

The process will take anywhere between 3-6 months and will be handled by the experts at Auto Dream Custom Kits. These guys have about 20 years of experience and their cars have won several classic car competitions.

Tyra Benz will be leaving PD next weekend. I shall miss her.


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Merc209
Posted on: 2011/5/21 23:20
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
Quote:

gerardj wrote:
After months of sourcing for parts and screws (the mechanical kind) the time has come for the much awaited restoration and makeover of my beloved 380SLC.

The process will take anywhere between 3-6 months and will be handled by the experts at Auto Dream Custom Kits. These guys have about 20 years of experience and their cars have won several classic car competitions.

Tyra Benz will be leaving PD next weekend. I shall miss her.


I almost read 'Tyra Banks' All the best for your project bro... BTW is PD your hometown? Cheers
Mabel
Posted on: 2011/5/21 23:25
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya
Posts: 19272
Benz Model: W201, W124, W140
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
G,

Cerita lah sikit what is the scope of this restoration..


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gerardj
Posted on: 2011/5/22 11:00
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From: Abu Dhabi & Port Dickson
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Benz Model: C107 380 SLC
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
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Merc209 wrote:
I almost read 'Tyra Banks' All the best for your project bro... BTW is PD your hometown? Cheers


Yes bro. I'm a PD boy through and through.


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gerardj
Posted on: 2011/5/22 11:08
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Benz Model: C107 380 SLC
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
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Mabel wrote:
G,

Cerita lah sikit what is the scope of this restoration..


Well bro Mable, here goes:
- Complete electrical rewiring
- Brake system
- Engine & Transmission
- Body - Paint, chrome, weather stripping, lights
- Handling package
- Interior - Leather, carpets, wood trim, dashboard, replace missing arm rest, sound system
- Tinting

Haven't decided if I should detail the engine or leave it stock standard. Any advice?

Have I missed anything?


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renngrun
Posted on: 2011/5/22 12:36
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From: Shanghai/Shenzhen/Minsk/Dnepr
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Benz Model: W210 E320
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
Hi G,

Piccies of the process would be so very interesting !

Congrats on the exercise. I know how you feel, bloody excited huh ???



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renngrun
Posted on: 2011/5/22 12:44
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
Lupa pulak G...

Just detail the engine as per the original. No chrome bits etc...Mostly black paint on the cam/rocker covers and the aircleaner housing IIRC.

Mexican Hats I presume ? Try to source Bibendum XWXs from EU.....that'll make the old girl feel as per The Stylistics' hit tune.......




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Mabel
Posted on: 2011/5/22 21:34
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From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya
Posts: 19272
Benz Model: W201, W124, W140
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
Quote:

gerardj wrote:

Have I missed anything?


Thank you!

When comes to the engine, keep it as original as possible...


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gerardj
Posted on: 2011/5/22 22:30
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
Quote:

renngrun wrote:
Hi G,

Piccies of the process would be so very interesting !

Congrats on the exercise. I know how you feel, bloody excited huh ???




Bloody excited is putting it mildly, RG.
Will post the pics as I get them. The guys will actually send me weekly updates with pics.

Tis a strange feeling, this. A wee bit like sending the wifey off to get silicone boobies installed!


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gerardj
Posted on: 2011/5/22 22:35
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Benz Model: C107 380 SLC
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Re: My Mambang Merah's Makeover
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Mabel wrote:
Quote:

gerardj wrote:

Have I missed anything?


Thank you!

When comes to the engine, keep it as original as possible...


Roger that, bro.


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