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Old 11th May 2010, 13:34   #31
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WOW!!! Man, one of the best jobs I have seen. It just looks stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome job so far.!
Congrats.
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Old 11th May 2010, 16:13   #33
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n.devdath[/b];1879551]Wow, in case you are able to refresh/refurbish/renew the interiors, you could very well have the best W124 on TBHP thus far. Keep up the good work and all the best.
Thanks, why do you doubt the interiors bit ?? To begin with it was almost as good as new, I hope it would only get better.



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toiingg[/b];1879576]Man, thats an awesome job on the rims. Good job indeed.

Thanks kind Sir. Ya the rims have come out well, can't wait for the new tyres to be fitted & then the cars sitting on it's "new footwear"



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WOW!!! Man, one of the best jobs I have seen. It just looks stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so very much, I kind of agree with you !! :-)



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faithless_1984[/b];1880109]Awesome job so far.!
Congrats.


Thanks for the kind words. Why do you say "so far" ?? Any doubts creeping in ?? Just kidding !




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Old 11th May 2010, 16:27   #34
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Fantastic thread. Have been following it from Day 1. Well done Ricky. You sure are going that extra mile in getting this W124 back into pristine condition. As a die hard W124 lover, I simply cannot wait for your car to be complete. The refurbishing job on the wheels is just superb. How have the interiors held up? Planning an upholstery upgrade?

Waiting for more updates and it would really be nice if you documented all the work done once the car is ready. It would help lots of other existing W124 owners and those who wish to own one (Yours truly included).

I'm giving this thread a 5 star rating.
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Fantastic thread. Have been following it from Day 1. Well done Ricky. You sure are going that extra mile in getting this W124 back into pristine condition. As a die hard W124 lover, I simply cannot wait for your car to be complete. The refurbishing job on the wheels is just superb. How have the interiors held up? Planning an upholstery upgrade?

Waiting for more updates and it would really be nice if you documented all the work done once the car is ready. It would help lots of other existing W124 owners and those who wish to own one (Yours truly included).

I'm giving this thread a 5 star rating.

Thanks Dippy !!

Yes, I am going the extraaaaa mile as I intend to keep this car for good (atleast I hope to).

The bodywork & wheels have come out very well. The interiors of this car were / are in TOP NOTCH shape, though in 18 year old fabric.

I was planning on doing leather, but it seems my pocket is already feeling the pinch - so will make do with the fabric for now. Leather can be done any time later, when needed.



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Old 11th May 2010, 18:18   #36
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Thanks, why do you doubt the interiors bit ?? To begin with it was almost as good as new, I hope it would only get better.Cheers
Well, among most Mercs I have seen on the roads, what I see is tired looking dashboards, worn out steering wheels, faded stalks and missing pieces of the trim here and there.

Hence, my apprehension.
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Those rims look brand new. Stunning! Amazing! Eagerly waiting to see "better than new" interiors.
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Well, among most Mercs I have seen on the roads, what I see is tired looking dashboards, worn out steering wheels, faded stalks and missing pieces of the trim here and there.

Hence, my apprehension.

Your apprehension is well founded my friend, afterall age does take a toll on everything.

Let's see AFTER the car is completed, if it is good at disguising it's age & health !! Edit : Health is perfect BTW (touch wood)





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Hi ricky,

DROOL MALL Stuff , I am waiting for the entire pictures, Please Post ASAP.
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infotech58[/b];1880480]Those rims look brand new. Stunning! Amazing! Eagerly waiting to see "better than new" interiors.

Hi infotech58

Don't bank on the interiors being "better than new" . I am keeping them stock as of now, but they are in brilliant shape. Like the fabric is in great shape, the dash is perfect, no peeling, no cracking etc etc.

As for the rims, well yes they look "nice"



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hari78[/b];1880504]Hi ricky,

DROOL MALL Stuff , I am waiting for the entire pictures, Please Post ASAP.

@hari78
Thanks for the encouraging words, I am myself eagerly awaiting the car to be completed so the pictures do the talking & not me


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Ricky that's one hell of a job you've got done there! Congrats. Hope to see loads of snaps soon. Bye the way those rims look brand new. Way to go buddy.
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Your apprehension is well founded my friend, afterall age does take a toll on everything.
Let's see AFTER the car is completed, if it is good at disguising it's age & health !! Edit : Health is perfect BTW (touch wood)
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Eagerly waiting. Hey, by the way, could you post the interior pics on the car as they were when you got it? It would make a good comparo.
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Hi

These are some pictures of the car being worked on today. The window Glasses have gone back on. The radiator & fan etc have gone back on. As have some other things.

The bumpers have been given a rough black band as in OE. It matches the door handles, so I wanted them this way.

If you notice, the front windshield is off. That is coz I am putting in a new one, as the older one was kind of well - old, hence had quite some scratches - so I decieded to change it to a brand new one.


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Ricky that's one hell of a job you've got done there! Congrats. Hope to see loads of snaps soon. Bye the way those rims look brand new. Way to go buddy.
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Thank you Sir. I do agree that she is coming out to be a looker & those rims do look brand new. It is indeed a very professional job so far. The trust I reposed in the garage has been worth the $$$



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Eagerly waiting. Hey, by the way, could you post the interior pics on the car as they were when you got it? It would make a good comparo.
@n.devdath
I have posted some more pics today, as for the interior, I will certainly post pics of it once it is vacumed & cleaned. The before & after of the interior would pretty much be the same !!



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@Ricky - This is some inspirational work for W124 lovers and future owners. Like someone else has suggested can you at some point give details of the work done along with the $? Is it being done at MB workshop or some European specialist?
Have to say the wheels look amazing.
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