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Old 07-17-2014, 10:37 AM
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We're excited to offer this new forum for those who embark on long-term restoration projects! We all know it takes blood, sweat, tears, patience and true ambition to get through these sorts of projects but with the Peach community behind you all the way, you can do it!
  • Use this forum for long-term resto projects
  • For general maintenance DIYs, use the other related forums
  • Pictures are key to successful documentation of a resto project; please post pictures and let us know if you need help doing so
  • Any and all Mercedes models are welcome project cars for this forum

Let's see some fantastic projects!

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:08 AM
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Nice one chaps! Are you going to transfer some of the existing ones here or is that going to be at user request?
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:25 AM
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Thank you as this should be an excellent section full of inspiring projects.

We featured your baby benz thread in our newsletter and with your permission, I'd like to redirect the thread to this section, what do you think?
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:28 AM
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Yeah great stuff - I might be starting one for my W123 soon too - if I do "do" that one I'll post it in this bit.
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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Old 07-17-2014, 01:58 PM
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Dude, this is great!

Can you move my thread (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/343113-my-1982-300sd-project-thread.html) here?

Thank you so much!
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1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

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Old 07-17-2014, 02:27 PM
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So the new PP seems to have more and more categories of threads. And I want to be sure that everyone is clear of the downside. Right now, if it relates to a diesel car, I have three places to check... DD, Vintage, and Diesel Performance (or whatever it is called). With this new forum, there will now be diesel related threads in four places. So essentially, things will be harder to find and each area will get less traffic. Unless things are cross listed, fewer categories are always better for finding helpful information.

The primary reason I don't use BenzWorld is that it takes too many clicks to find all the forums where a diesel related thread may appear. Unfortunately, PP seems to be heading in that same direction.

This sub-forum will get less traffic than the primary Gasser and Diesel sub-forums, which doesn't seem like it will be as helpful as keeping all the info in one place.

Just sharing my $0.02
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:49 PM
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So the new PP seems to have more and more categories of threads. And I want to be sure that everyone is clear of the downside. Right now, if it relates to a diesel car, I have three places to check... DD, Vintage, and Diesel Performance (or whatever it is called). With this new forum, there will now be diesel related threads in four places. So essentially, things will be harder to find and each area will get less traffic. Unless things are cross listed, fewer categories is always better for finding helpful information.

The primary reason I don't use BenzWorld is that it takes too many clicks to find all the forums where a diesel related thread may appear. Unfortunately, PP seems to be heading in that same direction.

This sub-forum will get less traffic than the primary Gasser and Diesel sub-forums, which doesn't seem like it will be as helpful as keeping all the info in one place.

Just sharing my $0.02
I kind of know what you mean but I'm amazed at the number of interesting threads I miss under both systems. (I've missed ones here and BW - 25 pages later there's me saying "how the %^&& did I miss this?") I think it is a good idea to try new administrative groupings - it could hep - if it all goes tits up we can always ask for the threads to be moved somewhere else I guess.

I'm going to use my signature to link to the longer term project threads anyway (I've already started that for the W201 craziness)

What I'd really like to see is a way of customising the user information pages so I can organise and add in links to the best stuff here as well as stuff I've done - kind of like an always open editable thread that would be full of links that I could categorise in a way I like - a bit like a homepage but here...
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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Old 07-17-2014, 04:38 PM
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Shortsguy1, thank you for your comments and understood about the dangers of diluting the site. We are consider adding a New Member Introduction section sometime in the future but beyond that, there are no plans for adding more sections.

There are some amazing long-term build threads out there and we've had forum users request the creation of this particular section so that they can showcase their build along with the highs & lows, all within one thread.

Regarding the search function, searching individual forums is effective but the site as a whole search button within the navigation bar works pretty well too.

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:15 PM
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I like it! Other forums I frequent have sections like this and it's great!
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:11 PM
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Thanks! We need to start populating this section. Do you think "Uttini" may work well here or suggest some other long-term builds and we'll reach out to those folks.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:10 AM
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Some suggestions (in no particular order)

1939 Studebaker coupe express

My Official OM617 Toyota Pickup Repower Thread

Reviving my 1983 euro 300D....

MB--> INTERNATIONAL Metro Swap

380SL Diesel Conversion Project

new purchase, 1 dollar 240

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/vintage-mercedes/339662-whunter-joins-darkside-gasoline-1978-280se.html

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/vintage-mercedes/274602-just-purchased-1968-280se-mercedes-so-cal.html

Squiggledog's W116 300SD thread

The professional photographer with a W115 (=> sorry chap forgot your user name!)

Cadin's jeep thread

Perhaps "dead links" to the performance boys =>

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/performance-paddock/174080-300e-12v-turbo-project.html

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/performance-paddock/251302-190e-3-0-12v-turbo.html

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/performance-paddock/270815-bad-300e-project-commenced.html



Here are loads more but I can't find or remember them all right here right now!
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:25 AM
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The professional photographer with a W115 (=> sorry chap forgot your user name!)
Phil_F_NM, I believe ( = Phil Forrest New Mexico).
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:33 AM
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Phil_F_NM, I believe ( = Phil Forrest New Mexico).
Good chap! That's him.

I forgot about his W123 220D as well

My "new" 220D and my Mercedes diesel love

Can't find the W115 thread (may be there wasn't one after all?)



Anyway Jooseppi are you gonna join this part of the forum with your big thread?

EDIT - blink and you'll miss it! 'Tis already there!
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1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

I'm here to chat about cars and to help others - I'm not here "to always be right" like an internet warrior



Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:31 PM
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Good chap! That's him.

I forgot about his W123 220D as well

My "new" 220D and my Mercedes diesel love

Can't find the W115 thread (may be there wasn't one after all?)



Anyway Jooseppi are you gonna join this part of the forum with your big thread?

EDIT - blink and you'll miss it! 'Tis already there!
No, his 220D is a W115 . Scroll down in the thread, you'll see it!
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1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die."
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:07 PM
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Oh right that's it then - I saw a picture of a W123 and got me wires crossed...
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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