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Old 05-23-2016, 12:07 PM
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wow...this car is going to come out nicely. can't wait to see the finished product.
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Thank you. The plan is to have it finished in 2-3 months.... (that's the plan at least)
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Installed rear rotors and calipers.



















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Old 06-01-2016, 10:03 PM
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Cleaned, sanded, decreased, primed and painted the front end before the fenders go on.











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Assembled some front end bits today. New radiator brackets and new hood latch.
















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You definitely know your way around a wrench! Keep the pics coming.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:20 PM
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Thank you
Grew up helping my dad in the shop and learned allot : )
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:12 AM
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Installed passenger side G63 rotors and calipers on my G500. After searching for brake wear sensors, I found a set from Dodge Sprinter, they fit G63 brake pads and plug perfectly in to G500 brake wear cable. Brand new ABS sensor as well. Had to modify the plug on ABS sensor to work with G500 plug that's on the harnes.

Covered calipers to avoid any scratches or chipping.

Stock G500 wheels did not fit, so G63 wheels had to come out of the storage





















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Old 06-17-2016, 12:37 AM
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Driver side rotors and calipers went on today. Cleaned exhaust heat shield's. Working on attaching the G63 AMG exhaust system.

























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Old 06-18-2016, 04:53 PM
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Working on cleaning, restoring and painting exterior door handles.























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Old 06-26-2016, 02:56 PM
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Painted and assembled door handles.

















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Great work!!

Great work! What paint did you use on the handles?

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Old 06-30-2016, 07:42 PM
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This is what I used:
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Cool!! Thanks for the info!! Appreciate you posting your progress. All the best!
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:06 AM
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Took the running board brackets to sand blaster. Tried cleaning one by myself but too many angles so I gave up.

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Painted the running board brackets after getting them sandblasted

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Old 07-21-2016, 11:03 PM
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Installed exhaust on the passenger side. I kept the header flange stock and welded G63 exhaust to it. To hide the weld I used "titanium header heat wrap". I think it came out looking pretty nice 👍









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awesome project. Looking good
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:25 PM
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Im surprised you started with a G chassis to begin with. At this point I fully expect you to form your own frame and stamp your own body panels using average tools in your garage.
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G wagon is a fairly simple and basic construction vehicle. You don't need fancy tools to work on it. 👍👍
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:21 PM
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Yesterday I test fitted the front end parts. Everything fits perfectly (few tweaks were needed but no sweat). Almost ready for paint.





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Old 08-12-2016, 02:26 PM
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Created a custom reinforcement bar to keep the end of the bumper from jiggling around and aligned with the fender.

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How does the G63 exhaust sound with the 5.0? Loud?

Also- looks like you did the G63 downpipes in addition to mufflers, correct?
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:07 PM
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Haven't had a chance to start it up with G63 exhaust, left side is not on yet. Hopefully within next week.

Yes, it's a full exhaust, from headers out.
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