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Old 08-24-2002, 11:28 PM
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Pics of my 560SEL with H&R's just fitted

Here are some pics that I have just taken today of my 560SEL. List of mods so far

http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/mattpete

17in AMG Monoblock II's
H&R springs and Bilstein shocks
Clear corners front, side, and rear
Illuminated door sills
160w headlight upgrade kit
One touch windows
Dual power exterior mirrors

To come :-
First gear start kit
Monotone paint

Matt.
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Old 08-25-2002, 03:30 AM
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Hey Mattman, your car is beautiful, I hope I can make my '90 560 SEL look (and run) as well as yours someday. Your country though, is even more beautiful; stunning scenery in your photos. It reminded me very much of the Monterey Peninsula near my home in California.
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Old 08-25-2002, 04:03 AM
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I like your car how it is. I dont think you should paint it. A member here put an SEC bumper with fog lights on his SEL. You should do that. I think it looks really nice, once the springs settle in you wont have much wheel gap. Looks awesome
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Old 08-25-2002, 04:11 AM
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hmmm, I was going to remove the chrome strips from the vertical edges of the doors and monotone it. I think the colour would really suit the monotone look. Does anyone here know photoshop well enough to do a quick colour job for me?

Matt.
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Old 08-25-2002, 04:54 AM
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Smile

removing the chrome strips would definitely be an improvement; make it look less like a "gangtank"
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Old 08-25-2002, 05:12 AM
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I like the chrome impact strips. Its more like american car material though, but its still looks good. www.benzsport.com has a forum just for photoshoping, just post it there.
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Old 08-25-2002, 05:23 AM
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Just did :-)
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Old 08-25-2002, 05:39 AM
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They already did it. It looks really nice. Could you email me on how you did the one touch windows down? Thanks
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 08-25-2002, 05:44 AM
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That rules, I think I am going to go with the monotone look and ditch those chrome door edge strips. I picked up a one touch window kit from www.bergwerks.com. I also got my springs, headlight upgrade kit, and my firstgear start kit which should be here in a couple of days, from them.

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Old 08-26-2002, 09:15 AM
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Your car looks great Matt! Congratulations.
And what a beautiful country you live in.

I too just got my 1st gear start modual from bergwerks a few days ago....hopefully I'll be able to get it in the car in a few weeks.
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Old 08-26-2002, 01:36 PM
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Looking good Matt. The spring kit really gives an agressive look to the 560.
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Old 08-26-2002, 02:08 PM
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Where did you purchase your 1st gear start kit from? Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2002, 02:22 PM
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That rules, I think I am going to go with the monotone look and ditch those chrome door edge strips. I picked up a one touch window kit from www.bergwerks.com. I also got my springs, headlight upgrade kit, and my firstgear start kit which should be here in a couple of days, from them.

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He got it at berg werks in california. www.bergwerks.com. Then first gear start is an extreme improvement with any mercedes. Most diesels already start in first.
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
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1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 08-26-2002, 04:40 PM
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Thanks. By the way, the car looks great!
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:48 AM
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Has anyone on the board installed a 1st gear start kit? It appears to be a very cheap and worthwhile upgrade.

How difficult was it, what were the results, and is there any reason not to install it (engine wear and tear, etc....)? Thanks.
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