Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-11-2002, 03:04 PM
MERCEDES300CE's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 149
500ce?

Ok, dream question, but here goes.

I have a chance to purchase a 500E with 25k miles, with body damage, for $7k. Is it worth buying to put the motor and transmission into my 300CE? It would be a complete donor car, but I am still leary.

My concerns are:

1: Is it really possible?
2: How would this effect the value of my car?
3: Make more sence to turbo my CE?

More curious to what people think, and the actual possibility of doing this.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
__________________
Dean

Just sold em all !! Curently driving a, 06.5 VW GTI

90' 300CE
Euro Lights w/wipers, Clear corners, 17" Monoblocks, K&N Airfilter, Sportline Suspension, Custom SS single muffler exhaust
80' 300D
96' Harley Davidson, XLH 1200
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-11-2002, 03:07 PM
Michael's Avatar
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 2,699
I think that would be a seriously tough install - you'd need to move the firewall, splay the frame rails, and who knows what else. Your tranny wouldn't be able to handle the V8, so you'd need to modify the trans. tunnel to accomodate the 500E tranny.

Sorry not to have better news for you, but this is just some of the stuff MBZ did to get the M119 into the W124 chassis
__________________
"If everything seems under control, you're simply not going fast enough" --Mario Andretti

Michael
1995 E500 street car
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo S track car
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-11-2002, 03:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Posts: 2,633
Where's the body damage on the 500E? Front, rear, side(s), combination?

The 500E had considerable physical changes to fit the 500E engine & tranny.

If the front-clip of the 500E is in good shape, you could cut your front clip out, and replace with the 500E.

You would still have to modify the transmission tunnel to fit the 500E tranny.

If you have the time to have your car of out of commission for 6-months, then go for it.

:-) neil
1988 360TE AMG
1993 500E

PS: if you don't get the damaged 500E, perhaps you can let others in this forum have at it.

I personally would like to find a 500E with rear-end damage, and graft a W124 wagon to it . . .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-11-2002, 05:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,126
I've always wanted a 500CE and thought it would be the perfect car.

Unfortunately, the conversion may be too cost prohibitive.

Good luck in your research and ultimate decision.

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-11-2002, 06:17 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,749
Neil, remmeber if you change that wagon into a 500te, I got first dibs on that c36 enigne and tranny. hehehe

there is a 300ce for sale on ebay right now, sans engine and trans, ready for a build up. full amg bodykit, Hammer wheels, it was being prepper for an m117 engine transplant, and has like 14k on the car. its an 88, looks realy nice. I'd buy it in a second if I could afford it and drop in an engine and tranny for sure. hehehe It could be a sweet project.

Alon
__________________
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - 744 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2002 C320 - 816 - Sport Wagon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-11-2002, 11:33 PM
Hammer Wagon's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 103
firewall mods

Hard to tell but the 300CE on ebay looks like it may have the Hammer firewall mod that relocated the battery to the trunk. It was done to fit the M117 with the wider 32v heads.

That may make the M119 drop in somewhat easier.

Still going through one of these projects, yet i'm tempted- what's wrong with me?
Attached Thumbnails
500ce?-i-5_b.jpg  
__________________
Dave

AMG 300TE 6.0

E320 Cabrio

http://photos.yahoo.com/dshimano
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-12-2002, 11:43 AM
MERCEDES300CE's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 149
Thanks for your reply's! Greatly appreciated. Figured it was too good to be true.

The E500 is a 94, it apears in the pictures to be slightly hit on the sides. althou the rear tires apear splayed. It is in the Auto Hunter magazine, page G42, upper left corner.

The add states:

"94 Mercedes E500, 8cyl, auto 25K miles, damage to left and right side, stk #X270 $7600".

"www.borgesauto.com" Phone 800-662-6250.

http://www.borgesauto.com/carsforsale3.html

Maybe some one can get some use out of it. I will probably pass.

Thanks again for all your input. Guess I have awoke from my dream!
__________________
Dean

Just sold em all !! Curently driving a, 06.5 VW GTI

90' 300CE
Euro Lights w/wipers, Clear corners, 17" Monoblocks, K&N Airfilter, Sportline Suspension, Custom SS single muffler exhaust
80' 300D
96' Harley Davidson, XLH 1200

Last edited by MERCEDES300CE; 09-13-2002 at 11:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-14-2002, 05:15 PM
EXTREME E500
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally posted by MERCEDES300CE
Thanks again for all your input. Guess I have awoke from my dream!
No man, don't say that...don't you ever say that again.....Always go after your dreams..trust me...nothing is impossible....If you really, truely wanted to do this you would...don't give up like that..I use to be just like you...I would always listen to exactly what people would say...dood, if you want to make that car, you can do it..but mostlikly you can find the parts for cheeper than buying that entire car...but on the other hand, you can use what you want, and sell the rest of it....I could tell you right now that the front of that car could be clipped and sold for an easy $2,000 if not more..thats just the front...Think abt it....I worked at my uncles MBZ junkyard for two years...I wouldn't be supprised if you came out on top in the end.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-16-2002, 07:57 AM
MERCEDES300CE's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 149
Thanks for caring!

I dont mean I gave up, just figured it would make more sence to me, to just get a 500E/E500 then to mod my car. After all the mods, $, and work, I would still have an older car with high mileage. I have 195k mi on the coupe now, and Im happy with its performance, but the V8 would be nice.

Thanks again!
__________________
Dean

Just sold em all !! Curently driving a, 06.5 VW GTI

90' 300CE
Euro Lights w/wipers, Clear corners, 17" Monoblocks, K&N Airfilter, Sportline Suspension, Custom SS single muffler exhaust
80' 300D
96' Harley Davidson, XLH 1200
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-16-2002, 01:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Eastern, MA
Posts: 1,743
That looks like a perfect parts car, the front end looks great as does the rear. I'm sure many of the interior components are still perfect considering the car only has 25K miles on it!
__________________
Afshin

Current:
02 C32 AMG

Previous:
92 500E
84 190E 2.3 5 Spd
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-16-2002, 08:07 PM
EXTREME E500
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally posted by MERCEDES300CE
Thanks for caring!

I dont mean I gave up, just figured it would make more sence to me, to just get a 500E/E500 then to mod my car. After all the mods, $, and work, I would still have an older car with high mileage. I have 195k mi on the coupe now, and Im happy with its performance, but the V8 would be nice.

Thanks again!
why don't you just clip the front end of the 500 in place of your coupe? then you'll have a V8 w/low miles and the wide body, and most of all fast as a MOFO think abt it...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page