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Old 12-19-2004, 08:57 PM
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Why yes. I am hoping for a creeper, some wheel chocks (tired of using assorted objects), and more metric wrenches. I own a 190D with 300,000 and a 300SDL with a 170,000. As you might expect I spend alot of time in the garage.
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:30 PM
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Wife got me a Craftsman 6 HP 33 gallon air compressor to replace the 6 gallon framing compressor I had...... she's a keeper..... well the wife too!
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:40 PM
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Most of my friends in college (I graduated in May) had no appreciation for my car ... they assumed because I was always repairing things (or, more often, paying to have things repaired) that it was some sort of junker. I always felt like telling them to come find me when their 2004 Lexus or Land Rover had 200,000 miles on it and we'll see where they stand. Guys generally had a respect for my car ("Oooooo you have a Mercedes!" or "this has 200,000 miles on it?!"), but other girls tended to miss the boat ("Wow, your car is loud" or "this thing is so old").
Yeah I did a presentation in my University Studies class the other day and the question was presented.
What car do you drive?
I spit out "1981 300SD Turbo Diesel Mercedes Benz" faster than I should have...
I got a little "wow" but all was quiet.
Then a girl asked if my car was restored...her 1983 BMW was "fully restored"..
I just said..."um..its stock?" haha

I have gained the respect of my friends in mercedes diesel but this comes from pulling them out of ditches, power sliding, and throwing smoke. With two of my friends driving a 96 Oldsmobile and a 97 RX-7, I can usually keep up with them. Its not all that impressive until you realize my car has 270+k miles, gets 25-27mpg, and still handles beautifuly.

My other car? A 1969 Bug...odd huh? Owning one of the cheapest and most expensive cars made during the 'old days'

Have fun with that restoration project...it can devour time like no other. (But sometimes that is a good thing )
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:42 AM
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I'm getting a set of Bilstein HD rear shocks for the SDL and a few more hand tools. And since I have the week between the holidays off, I get to install them. Plus I get to do some other troubleshooting that I have not had time to do. Wanted a new flat jack, but could not find one I liked before the $$$ ran out.
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:36 AM
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sheepish skinny seat covers
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:36 AM
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Tools

I am hoping for a nice big set of Craftsman tools. Most of my current good stuff is kept on my boat and I can never find a tool at home when I need it. The other day it took me 30 minutes to find a phillips screwdriver.

Oh and a locking cabinet for the tools!
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:02 AM
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Since my starter solenoid was frozen solid this morning, probably a new starter.

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1985 Mercedes 300D 227,000 (totaled by inattentive driver with no insurance!)
1997 Mercedes E300 Diesel 236,000 (sold)
1995 Ducati 900SS (sold)
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:09 AM
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Cool Not unless . . .

. . . I buy it for myself. My lady friend, Miss Linda, couldn't find a clue about cars if you pinned said clue to her coat.

My plan is to pick up the chromed trunk handle accessory the dealer has, and get a new license plate frame to match. Brake tag next week (to satisfy the law -- not exactly a present for me or the car), and maybe I'll have the windows tinted (though that could wait until maybe March).
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:28 AM
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Last year I got the gf a nice set of MB Palomino floor mats for the 240D - ordered them from MB. They were not the cheeseball mats (with giant stars, or "Benzo" scripted on them), but identical to the original mats. I was really excited to give them to her as there were none in the 240D at that time (we had just bought it). I'm single, but you married guys probably have already guessed the size of the lead balloon this went over as. Although she likes them, she said it was "the worst Christmas present ever". Ha! It's been a running joke this season. So, no more MB presents from me...
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:39 AM
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Last year I got the gf a nice set of MB Palomino floor mats for the 240D - ordered them from MB. They were not the cheeseball mats (with giant stars, or "Benzo" scripted on them), but identical to the original mats. I was really excited to give them to her as there were none in the 240D at that time (we had just bought it). I'm single, but you married guys probably have already guessed the size of the lead balloon this went over as. Although she likes them, she said it was "the worst Christmas present ever". Ha! It's been a running joke this season. So, no more MB presents from me...
Oh man! Worst Christmas present ever? If a guy gave me floormats, he'd get extra "bf points" in my book. Floormats were actually on my list this year ...

But next time, maybe just roll up some roses in the floormats when you present them ...
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:41 AM
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I am reasonably certain that there is a large, red, wheeled, tool chest hiding on the premises somewhere for me.

I know for a fact that I'm getting a number of books on the Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit, because I ordered those for myself I also got permission to renew my RROC membership after a lapse of 4 years, which is practically permission to go shopping for a Roller in my mind

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Old 12-20-2004, 10:26 AM
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Last year I got the gf a nice set of MB Palomino floor mats for the 240D - ordered them from MB. They were not the cheeseball mats (with giant stars, or "Benzo" scripted on them), but identical to the original mats. I was really excited to give them to her as there were none in the 240D at that time (we had just bought it). I'm single, but you married guys probably have already guessed the size of the lead balloon this went over as. Although she likes them, she said it was "the worst Christmas present ever". Ha! It's been a running joke this season. So, no more MB presents from me...
back in the day i bought the first wife 2 cibie headlights for the plymouth duster. we were rallying a lot and i wanted her to be able too see the road out in the country. she understood but still wasn't overjoyed.

later when talking to her also just married friends about first presents for christmas she told everyone that i bought her headlights. after their stunned response she warmly rold them how much she liked tham and theu kept her safe. that was about the last time she defended me.
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240d-144+ Manilla Yellow w/ palmino interior-greasecar kit-Blondie-the college kids car

23" gt 21 speed still on original tires-still got the nubs
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:31 PM
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I'm getting a new windshield for my 16. Woo-hoo!
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:02 PM
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