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Old 12-11-2008, 10:58 PM
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Modification Compulsion Club

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No ricer mods need apply. Open to oil burners only. List your model, year, your mods and your results if applicable. Sole membership entrance is decided by the MBMCC board of directors. The BOD can change rules or grant exemptions. There is no initiation fee. The MBMCC does not have member numbers. The MBMCC supports Fastlane.

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Old 12-11-2008, 11:20 PM
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Only tasteful and fairly conservative mods for the most part but lets see if I qualify:

1984 190D in Astral Silver

- Black, gloss painted grill
- Euro Lights (A must)
- Upgraded brakes with Bundt wheels (a mod for a w201 )
- Chrome exhaust tip

- More wood trim in 3.2 AMG style
- AutoPC installation for Voice recognition and integrated GPS into the headunit
- Integrated iPod into armrest link
- Euro style Velour door panels
- Keyless Entry
- Wooden shifter knob (in the next week or so)
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'84 190d 2.2 - Silver
Converted to 5-Speed
'84 190d 2.2 - Blue
Factory 5-Speed

'76 300D (W115)
Sold, found again in less auspicious circumstances
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:22 PM
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Do hazard warning triangles and AMG Pentas count?
1985 500SL Euro w/ AMG bits 130k
1984 300SD Turbodiesel 192k
1980 240D Stick China 188k
2001 CLK55 AMG 101k
2007 S600 Biturbo 149k Overheated Project, IT'S ALIVE!!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:23 PM
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my post hath been removed.. You shall rue the day you attempt to best the OBK!
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:31 PM
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Nice link and mods. Your rims look very nice!
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:31 PM
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I upgraded my 1985 300TD with 1st generation w126 rotors and calipers and added keyless entry.

No brake fading and my lock tumblers never get used anymore.

I also did appearance mods like the blacked out grill and headlight fins.

I'm currently adding a third row seat and I also support Fastlane AND AllPartsExpress.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I replaced the sound system, all speakers, added a subwoofer in the spare tire cover and an amp where the first aid kit used to be. I guess that's as "ricer" of a mod I've done.
2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE
1998 Acura 3.0 CL
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

1985 300TD - Red Dragon
1986 300SDL - Coda
1991 - 300TE
1995 - E320
1985 300CD - Gladys
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TylerH860 View Post
Do hazard warning triangles and AMG Pentas count?
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:32 PM
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my post hath been removed.. You shall rue the day you attempt to best the OBK!
Nothing to do with OBK. No need to take offense.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:38 PM
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OK chief, here are my extensive and very technical mods:

1st- we have hubbies on the '85 wagon

My results are that I don't have to look at Bundts!

2nd- we have a rather cheesy and extended-temporary boost gauge

My results are an almost unsafe fascination with watching the boost gauge under different types of driving.

3rd- We have the blackening of the grill insert. [China and the white wagon]

My results are not having to look at the horrible faded and chalky grill insert.

4th- we have the added horsepower of the passenger side mirror on China

My results are that objects are not closer than they appear

5th- [and most important] We have the added console cup holder!!!

This is China's above

You can just see a portion of the white wagon above

[Squash and Smash have 'em too]
No pic for Smash... [looks like all the others]

My results are a secure place for my ever present coffee cup to ride, and a reduction in the use of my center arm rest!

Your results may vary.......
Jimmy L.
'05 Acura TL 6MT
2001 ML430 My Spare

'95 E300 188K "Batmobile" Texas Unfriendly Black
'85 300TD 235K "The Wagon" Texas Friendly White
'80 240D 154K "China" Scar engine installed
'81 300TD 240K "Smash"
'80 240D 230K "The Squash"
'81 240D 293K"Scar" Rear ended harder than Elton John
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:44 PM
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Aftermarket radio in my 240D.

Also amp and cd jukebox in the trunk.

Raycor filter / water separator.

Tinted windows on both cars.

That's about it......

2004 C240 Wagon 203.261 Baby Benz
2008 ML320 CDI Highway Cruiser
2006 Toyota Prius, Saving the Planet @ 48 mpg
2000 F-150, Destroying the Planet @ 20 mpg

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Old 12-11-2008, 11:59 PM
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European headlights (soon with functional vacuum adjust)
European corner lights
Rear headrest
Usable first aid kit
Warning triangle and clip
15" Bundts made by Centra
Akebono ceramic pads in front
Inline vacuum filters
Gray pin switches for doors and trunk
Extra trunk lights
Bosch Europa horns
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:24 AM
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1981 300SD

SEC front bumper with fogs
Blacked out grille
w123 Engine and trans

the 85 300D is 100% factory, and staying 100% factory. Oh, except for the chrome cowls and tinted windows
1981 300SD 512k OM603

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Old 12-12-2008, 12:37 AM
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  • AC Delco compressor and Freon 12
  • Aftermarket Stereo and speakers
  • 8 Hole MB Alloy Wheels
  • Creative use of zip ties throughout automobile
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:41 AM
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I'll give this thread a go........

I ripped out the ricer single cd player deck. Replaced it with an authentic Mercedes Benz cassette deck. Even paid to get the code, so it would work.
Worked numerous hours to get the bypassed fader switch to work.
Installed a w126 clip and warning triangle.
Replaced the original dash with period correct dash without cracks.
Replace the driver's original seat with a black incorrect pattern seat from a 560SEL; to which was replace with a period correct seat pattern.

Well? How have I done so far?
Germantown, TN

Current Car --- 05/2012 1984 300D Light Ivory, Red interior
Cluster Needles Paint
New Old Stock (NOS) parts

3/2008 1986 300SDL "Coda"
04/2010 1965 190D(c) "Ben"
& many more
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:50 AM
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I'm having a Hellfire mounted in the SDL's trunk to remove those left lane bandits with FL plates that drive everyone nuts!

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2007 Tiara 3200
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