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Old 05-14-2019, 08:56 PM
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DFWdude FCOTM Submission for May, 2019

Screen Name: DFWdude (Bob)

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth area, North Texas, USA

Car Info: 2016 Mercedes Benz E350 Sport Sedan W212 -- aka “Marvin (the Martian)”

Stock Options: Vehicle is mechanically stock, Diamond Silver Metallic, with stock 18” wheels, all the driver assist aids I want, parktronic (that I use daily), Sport wheel with wood inserts, etc.


Modifications:
My car features several practical mechanical additions of my own design, plus several subtle, inventive adornments inside and out that I created to make the car uniquely mine. I like to have fun with my MBs. I hope you have fun along with me, too…

Exterior:
-- JBSpeed Rear Deck Spoiler
-- Illuminated Star in Grille
-- Phillips Diamond Vision High Beams (no more yellow highs)
-- Sport Badging on front fenders (looks empty without them)
-- DFWdude’s own White Star Flat Badge on hood (ser.#001 of 600)
-- MBWorld.org badging on rear window
-- Marvin the Martian badge on rear panel
-- Flux Capacitor logo on outside antenna – just for fun

Interior:
-- HU firmware upgraded to HU5S1 to accommodate rare (for 2016 sedan) Apple Carplay-Android Auto upgrade
-- Brand New Burled Walnut trim throughout.
-- Aftermarket multi-function Heads-Up Display with Remote on 3D-printed mount
-- Modified ash tray to incorporate self-designed and built, 4-port USB charging station
-- “The Shade” windshield blind from Dash Designs.com (to protect interior wood)
-- Full Madico tint on all side/rear windows, and across top of windshield.
-- Custom-created “Mercedes-Benz” labeling on center stack and Comand control knob
-- Flux Capacitor Drive adornment on unused center stack button -- just for fun

Future plans in Process: Adapting a video or radar sensor system under front bumper to see concrete parking tire stops. (The first radar system I bought neglected to include the power connections, so I had to return it. But I am not deterred.)





















Thanks for taking a peek at my buddy, Marvin...

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Old 05-14-2019, 08:59 PM
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Nice pics man, looks great!
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:12 PM
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Nice pics man, looks great!
Thanks, kind sir!...

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Old 05-22-2019, 09:21 PM
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To keep within the seven image requirements (6 pics + 1 video), I have inserted images within larger photos to show many subtle, one-off cosmetic and mechanical enhancements. I couldn't justify using one of my picture allotment for a full-size image of my self-designed, 4-port USB changer, for example.

I hope you like my approach.

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