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Old 02-16-2007, 05:53 AM
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i think it would be pretty hard to get it to look smooth with filling all those holes....especially on a budget.

and unless you are in a no rust area, it woulld present a huge number of places for rust to start.

good luck whichever way you go.

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:41 AM
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What do you think of this project?
http://dallas.craigslist.org/car/278570585.html
In the mid-80's, I had a diesel Rabbit in the UTE format for running appliance service. It was cute and that's about where it ended...if you think a 240D is anemic, you should have driven that Rabbit pickup. It didn't have the guts to pull the skin off of a rice custard. 5-speed, 48mpg and 23, maybe 24hp. Dad was riding with me one day and the A/C compressor cycled on. He thought I'd hit the brakes.

That damned thing shook so much that in three weeks, it destroyed the #2cyl injector line 6 times. The last time it broke, I drove the miserable POS 40+ miles on three cylinders, #2 sprayin' diesel all over the underside of the hood and on the ground. I was praying it would burst into flame so I could take the loss. Turns out the IP had been pulled at one point and the Einstein that did the work neglected to replace all of the IP's support brackets.

I found a bracket, installed it, replaced the injector line and drove it exactly 21 more miles before the lift pump on the IP died a horrible death. I was spending more time pulling service on that truck than I was on paying jobs like washers and refrigerators.

I parked it and eventually found a gas engine to stab in.

Everytime I have a brainfart and think: "Man, a TDI would save me a lot of cash driving back and forth to the farm..." I recall that miserable Rabbit truck and love my Mercedes even more.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:14 AM
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Sounds like you have a new project in the works. I bet it would look pretty sharp. I might add the piin stripping thats just above the trim if you don't have it. I think it would be pretty tough to fill the hole properly without the filler breaking out eventually
I agree with the general concensus about the trim being functional. Personally I think the blacked out trim on the AMG's is teh sex, especially on a darker color car. The chrome is what makes it look a bit dated. I'd leave the grill chrome of course. The star removal option makes me cringe.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:19 AM
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One of my co-workers has a Mazda 6 that's painted an outrageous school bus yellow. I dig that color.

It would be über cool to dechrome a 123 or 115, black out the remaining chrome and then do the school bus yellow thang to it. Black interior too. Put a taxi sign on the roof.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:19 PM
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In the mid-80's, I had a diesel Rabbit in the UTE format for running appliance service. It was cute and that's about where it ended...if you think a 240D is anemic, you should have driven that Rabbit pickup. It didn't have the guts to pull the skin off of a rice custard. 5-speed, 48mpg and 23, maybe 24hp. Dad was riding with me one day and the A/C compressor cycled on. He hought I'd hit the brakes.

That damned thing shook so much that in three weeks, it destroyed the #2cyl injector line 6 times. The last time it broke, I drove the miserable POS 40+ miles on three cylinders, #2 sprayin' diesel all over the underside of the hood and on the ground. I was praying it would burst into flame so I could take the loss. Turns out the IP had been pulled at one point and the Einstein that did the work neglected to replace all of the IP's support brackets.

I found a bracket, installed it, replaced the injector line and drove it exactly 21 more miles before the lift pump on the IP died a horrible death. I was spending more time pulling service on that truck than I was on paying jobs like washers and refrigerators.

I parked it and eventually found a gas engine to stab in.

Everytime I have a brainfart and think: "Man, a TDI would save me a lot of cash driving back and forth to the farm..." I recall that miserable Rabbit truck and love my Mercedes even more.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:31 PM
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Anemic?
You gotta warn us before posting pictures like that...
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:43 PM
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:50 PM
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You won't find that combo going down the road on Youtube I bet.....
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:10 PM
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:13 PM
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OMG I really did LOL!
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:18 PM
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..running a bit rich.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:44 PM
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Not anymore.

That's hilarious.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:01 PM
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Nice. That made me feel a little better about our spiritless friend...the 240D.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:02 PM
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That coffee-spittin' funny! I was going to tell JimmyL not to count on it.

I used to get all kinds of looks in my younger, more foolish days while pulling a 2 place sled trailer behind my Subaru Loyale wagon. Even though it was heavier than it should have been, at least I was smart enough to have brakes on the trailer.
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