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Old 6th April 2010, 11:18   #16
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Dear All,

Thank you for the best wishes! I am going to need it all,

Thanks V16 - I am making my dhobi list and will start collecting parts even before my tinker starts stripping. I will sure take a lot of cues from your restoration. I look forward to your continuos guidance.

I will surely try and change the injectors (will also chat with my mechanic).

Thanks Canon,Nandish, Pavan & Deutsche, I have been following your thread Pavan.

67 Bug yes this has AC.

Can anyone help me with what is a good price to pay for an ivory steering wheel? ALso checked a few out in BAngalore they are cracked and quite bad in condition.

I am attaching some more pics. My Tinker Man is coming tomorrow and I am dreading what I am going to see once its stripped. I like all normal humans do feel have bought this in a hurry and may have paid too much but what the heck! You live only once...

Actually I don't want to start stripping this car till I finish my other restoration project. I think I'll start making my lists and collecting trims till my 124 comes home. Here is the update on that one.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ng-report.html (My 1996 E220 W124: A Restoration Project | Running Report)
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Old 21st April 2010, 12:20   #17
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Good News!

SOme of my stuff have started arriving. Like I mentioned earlier am not going to start stripping till my 124 comes home. But that does not stop me from buying and collecting stuff.

I have bought a full set of decals from ebay ( guy sent it from UK ). And now the tail lamp covers have arrived from Turkey. They are the original flat type but the later model ribbed type. I am still looking for the flat type but they are way too expensive on ebay so till I find a good pair at a good price will use these.

Now scouting for original radio and bakelite steering wheel. Guys all contributions , directions and advice welcome. Also any idea where I can aget some good white wall tyres?

Even got some classic key rings from Mercedes benz classic museum store germany.
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Machdar this is great you are really going at it very encouraging and inspiring start
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Wow man

Those stuff that you are collecting are priceless.

Wish i could get decals for my Beetle and my Bus.
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Dear Machdar- love those keyrings, wish you all the best for your restoration.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 11:29   #21
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Hey thanks guys!

Any ideas, recommendations, advice??

White walls, Becker radio??
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Hey thanks guys!

Any ideas, recommendations, advice??

White walls, Becker radio??
No whitewalls please - at the most a white stripe. A period Becker will look great.
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Hey Mach go for everything period if you don't do white walls at least put slightly broad ties as this particular type/model looks mouth watering when she squats and slight broad tires will give her a sick look. before anyone jumps at me I am not suggesting full blown balloon's. If the retro look is your thing which if well thought can turn out very classy try sourcing the original AMG 15/16 inch staggered or regular alloys they will make her look sick on second thought she is a quarter window so I think some nice looking period alloys (strictly 1960 to 1970) would look better. If not possible nothing beats those mouthwatering steel/metal two tone body colored full hub caps - grew up lusting after them
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Thanks Karl/Canon,

I am actually planning to go for White Stripe with the full hub caps body colored and chrome.

Any idea if period becker/blaunkpants are available in Mumbai Chor bazaar?
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Okay guys update time!

Got a big bakelite steering wheel from Australia. Its used and slightly damaged but still looks very good. I wanted the ivory but the black will go with my black dash. There is two small cracks on the wheel and the pad is slightly chipped. Think I should be able to diy fix it!

The chrome ring is fab and all shiny so pretty happy with this purchase...
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Hi Machdar, just came across this thread, yes the car is very restorable and yes it may cost you a packet but hey its a Mercedes and it will always appreciate if restored correctly. Try Millers Benz in the US they stock almost all parts for your model. again best of luck and keep us posted.
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Hey Mole,

Thanks for the encouragement! Will surely check out Millers Benz.
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Guys an suggestions for DYI quick fix for the cracks on the wheel? I am unable to find any guy in BAngalore who can fix these minor cuts without fleecing me.

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Guys an suggestions for DYI quick fix for the cracks on the wheel? I am unable to find any guy in BAngalore who can fix these minor cuts without fleecing me.

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I would suggest you leave it alone for now. They are minor, and dont look to be too much of an eyesore. A quickfix would probably ruin the finish in those areas, and that patch would stand out even more. There are chaps who can fill in the cracks and then repaint the wheel but it isn't as classy looking as the original.
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Probably will take your advise Karl and let it be! I am unable to find a reasonably priced inside pocket for the left door. Any suggestions, directions??
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