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Old 5th June 2010, 13:24   #61
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Some more good news my smoked lights have arrived from HONG KONG! here are the pics..

I think it will look cool on a black car! What do you think people?
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Old 5th June 2010, 17:44   #62
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The smoked tail lights look good, but somehow, the idea of Xenon Headlamps and Smoked Tail lamps don't gel with the character of a W124. Just my opinion
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Old 7th June 2010, 11:56   #63
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Hi Repsol,

I know what you mean well the option to fix back the original grill, headlamps & Tails are always available. And will not take more than an hour to do that. I wanted to do the mods to see how it will come out! Its better to try than never try right? Also will be a change from the regular!
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Old 10th June 2010, 02:38   #64
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Hi Machdar,

The colour you have chosen is really good. Apart from that could you please put up some pics of the full car from both the sides, front, back ? Could give us a better idea of how it is looking.
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Old 10th June 2010, 02:40   #65
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Good thing everyone talked you out of the matt paint...

Also, you should consider giving us some zoomed out shots of the beauty ... to allow us to ogle her in her entirety...

Also, was the painting done over the door handles? Is that correct? Or am I missing something?Name:  idea.gif
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We await further posts and pics...
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Old 10th June 2010, 02:42   #66
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I too vote for the classic look...

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Old 10th June 2010, 10:58   #67
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Hi Guys,

Little bot of painting still waiting to happen on the rear end as the mechanic's helper boy had rammed it into another car. So will be ready for the photoshoot over the weekend!
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Old 20th July 2010, 16:14   #68
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Any updates? Been over a month since the last post!
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Old 9th August 2010, 12:59   #69
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Finally a long delayed update! The car is 99% done! I have done the following:

- Brand new seats -pure leather from ovion with carbon black inlays. Seats, Steering, Door PAds + Boot etc
- New AMG Alloys - 16inch upsize + Maxxis 205/55/16 tyres
- Brand new music set up - Hetrz component speakers + Polk Audio speakers+ MTX Amplifier+ MB Quart Dual Coil Sub woofer + Kenwood 6043 speajkers
- New sunfilm
- New Tail Pipe
- P8 HID kit for my high beam and fog lamps
- New floor mats
- Interior led lighting

Here are some teaser pics!!!

Will do proper photo shoot soon..for now camera phone pics
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Darshan the car looks simply amazing.my favourite picture is the first one.
one small request,please fix the original grill with good chromium,this after market grill is killing the look.
also i liked the 15 inch 7 spoke original wheel more than the AMG.
i am giving you a honest opinion.

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Old 9th August 2010, 18:13   #71
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how about these??
the AMG 17" mono block 2 piece wheels??
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Old 9th August 2010, 18:23   #72
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These are available in Hyd. Original Brabus set of 5 in immaculate condition.
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Old 9th August 2010, 23:40   #73
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The front grille doesnt look good though,other than that the car looks very good.The AMG actaully well with the all black look.Congrats!
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Old 10th August 2010, 09:11   #74
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Wow, that was simply amazing! It was worth the wait though. Brilliant work indeed.

If you could provide the cost breakup, that would be really useful for W124 fans (including me). Thanks!

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Old 10th August 2010, 11:25   #75
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Thank You all! Nandish I have 15 inch original set of alloys so upgraded to the 16inch.

Hi Manu - the costs for just the seats, alloys, tyres, Hid kits, Music set up and mats is nearly 2 lacs.

I will post better pics soon!
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