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Old 02-19-2008, 12:18 AM
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What's worth keeping on a 450SLC?

All I just purchased two 5 liter SLC's and a 450SLC parts car. As I don't really have the space for the parts car, I would like to grab whatever is valuable on the car and part it out.
Can anyone give me clue's on what hard to find items are worth keeping on these cars? It's not often that you see them in junk yards but unfortunately, I am unable to keep the whole car as I could really use the space at the shop.

If you have any ideas, please let me know.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:24 AM
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The following seems to make good money on Ebay:

Exterior chrome trim--worth a fortune if ti's good
Lock set
All interior trim
Steering wheel
Instrument cluster
Window switches
Sunroof casette (pig to remove)
Seats and door cards (but these are bulky)
Louvre windows
Rear windows
Lights
Wheels with tyres (only if they're good)
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:44 AM
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I have been parting one out on ebay check out my sales under "meltedpanda"
Interior stuff, engine parts and trim seem to sell. I could have sold the window washer tank 10 times, as well as the steering wheel and dash pod
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:57 PM
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Hey Guys, thanks for the response, is the front or rear end from a 77SLC worth keeping? If not, then I would prefer to leave it on the car and push it out.

Also, I have no idea who the fenders come off. I am sure I have all the bolts off but its on tight. Thoughts are gratefully appreciated.
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It all depends on how much you paid for them, and how fast you want to haul-off the remains.
What did they cost you, combined?
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It all depends on how much you paid for them, and how fast you want to haul-off the remains.
What did they cost you, combined?
I bought the car partially dismantled for $300. I have two other SLC's (450SLC 5.0 and 500SLC). Apart from the really heavy items such as the engine, everything else can be placed on shelves.

I need the rear quarter and one of the fenders for my 500SLC as they look a little rusty. To me, the front and rear end are only worth keeping if they are hard to find in a junk yard. Else I may as well scrap them and save the space.

More importantly, how do the fenders come off?
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fender removal is straight forward, seam sealer issues and bolts. Heat helps with the seam sealer.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the response!
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hey al, is the ACCII servo any good on the parts car? I might be interested if it is. . .
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:26 AM
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hey al, is the ACCII servo any good on the parts car? I might be interested if it is. . .
I'm afraid that this car has the manual a/c set up.
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