restoration 280ge cabrio too far gone?
I have to say, after seeing this in the flesh, its much worse than it looks!!!
Has he completed the diesel cabrio yet?
Somebody tell me that this is not uneconomical madness?! There is hope for 460 after all.
Got the wheels and tyres ready,got four single leather electric c class seats ready.
just looking for the best roof option
The 463 lights available on ebay look ok but you have to cut the panels has anyone done a 460 led light install if so any pictures would be gratful
I would like metal wheel arches instead fibreglass has anyone made a set
Anyone had a rear exhaust made which comes out either side of the tow bar?
I am humbled and should withdraw my first remark maybe - it is looking good! Do you want to do my 280 GEL '83 460? I guess I would need to rob a bank ... and I ask again - does it make economical sense?
I guess I would need to rob a bank ... and I ask again - does it make economical sense?
Depends on what you want to do with it I suppose... if it is being restored to be sold as a profit making venture, initial thoughts would be 'No Way, Jose' - if however its being built as a one, off, not many around, and I like the fact that 1) One is driving a vehicle that , if your lucky, one may see 2-3 other similar on the road in a month and 2) within the G frat. I have only ever seen maybe two of these, I would say, if money was not an issue - why not go for it?
I know if I won the lottery, a 6x6 would be on the cards... why? Because even though I tend to be one of the only G's that turn up to friends places, picking up kids, parents, etc I personally like the fact that one is in a rare car to begin, having a 'sub level' makes it even rarer!
Fair play, there's a fair amount of work needed there, are those genuine replacement panels? If so can I ask where you're getting them from?
Cheers for that, thought that might be the case but was hoping you'd found a cheaper source! Do you think the quality of the 'copies' is much different? Or is it the quality and or thickness of the metal that's the problem?
Cheers for that, useful info as I'm still undecided which to go for and I'll need quite a few!
The car will be kept for use in the uk and will not be for sale I have two cabs thinking on black and one white or one Matt black and one gloss just to confuses people.
Photography is not your strong point is it?
Any more pictures yet david bailey
So it's not ready Friday
So it's not ready Friday
Tish.... would have thought it would be ready by now....
Good to meet you at the agm today. Top guy
i think people liked my g
Best comment was all the questions. Then wait for it, there is always one
I dont think any of these conversions are quite there just yet ????? You have used non mercedes mods.with no intercooler
If you look at mine all important parts are available over the counter and fit straight on. What do i need to proove it
Look at the other in question and its not even close on any score
Mine is silk smooth and does 122 mph and 40 mpg at 60 mph
Im out to prove nothing and i do it for fun, reliability and to be nice to drive with power and economy, if there is such a combination
Please pm me about the merc estate. The more i thought the more it might be good for me
I enjoyed meeting everyone but i had commitments and had to go
Oh i dont worry
Any g that benefits from other peoples hard work should be welcomed and included into the g forum. Not bad press lol. I dont care ive just done it in my spare time and its fast and economical and as the engine was made
To have someone say i dont think your conversion is there yet??????. Whats that mean and all about
Yes i have not spent 1000s on all the correct genuine parts but i can make them and its all done by me with a great friend who did the ecu and showed me ignition and steering lock wires. Top guy
It has a crappy temporary k&n filter as im busy and have not got round to it yet and its got no intercooler. It is on my wish list but after 5400 miles i have not got round to it
Wish i had done with our ace off road trip with Kev and Adrian. Some water was deeper than it looked
All is good and we need more meets with just fun outings and bbq. Its difficult as everyone is work work work. Its a way of life
Do you have any pictures of the previous car once finished?