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chris the swede…….WHO ARE YOU!?!?!?!! this is amazing work
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chris the swede…….WHO ARE YOU!?!?!?!! this is amazing work

Im just a selflearned guy running a company working on modifying MBs for about 20 years and then ofcourse that leeds me to modifying my own cars to the specs I like.

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Admirable indeed!!!!!!!!
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holy crappp. i hope this build is not done. i was hoping there was more.
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Ther will be MUCH more...
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Any more pictures of the interior from the R350 mod?
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The R500 mod will come MUCH Pictures soon of thiongs already done. But it is autumn here now and getting Cold so there will not be that much done now until spring. Seats,lowering and exterior upgrades will continue in the spring agaian.
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Very, very impressive work! Keep it up man!!
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WOW...looks like the Swede Chopshop...lol...You da man!

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Wow. That's are really nice interior color scheme.


Chris - I have to ask; for your seat upholstery - I take it you removed the existing stitching to get the panels out that you replaced with black Alcantara. For sewing it back up, did you sew it yourself? What kind of machine did you use?


I've heard of people using a regular sewing machine with a special leather needle, while others swear you have to use a heavy-duty industrial machine. Curious as to what you did as it looks like you did this all on your own at home?


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Yes. Normal house machine.With special needles. But you cant beat a ustrial machine in quality.
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Nice Chris, big undertaking for sure, did you look at adding the fronts to the second row ? you'd just have to run power, ground, and CAN, and they will come to life, as for the airbag I would leave disconnected as I don't think from the image it has side. if you want to add the armrest, steel tube ran through both sides and notch out the end for the arm rest and add a slit for the retaining pin. once hooked up to power and CAN, motorization will work and you can add the seat heaters. Done it before but for a different application.

Don't know if I like the 2 tone, but you have your taste and I have mine, and I commend you on taking on this project. I'd probably of gone perforated inserts of the same leather and diamond pattern. Also a contrasting stitch color.

The Alcantara you are using, is it cover or panel? looks like the thicker. the thinner panel can stretch like no other. and you can wrap organic shapes flawlessly. I love Alcantara for its replant of stains, been using it since 03... they screwed up the USA import of it by adding a fire retardant to the backing which is stupid because the glue is extremely flammable.

pretty cool though have fun with it.
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Adding fronts? I have seat heat. Cover or panel?? Please enlighten me. Sound intresting.
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adding a set of front seats to the middle row

cover or panel is a type of alcantara
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No that makes it so hard to enter the third row.


Oh..I am very intrested in that panel then. Where to get?
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you would have to contact them in Italy, in the USA there is a company in Florida, Gulf Fabrics.
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New taillights arrived. i WILL make this work. Since these misses the reflex maybe something with that can be done in the gap by the bumper.
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To bad they didnt release this one..Then I would have done the facelift on it. But I dont lke the normal facelift. But this one looked good. I Think it is just a Photoshop but I love it.

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Old 04-13-2015, 01:26 PM
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Added some more ALCANTARA details.















Removing all the plastic rivets....





Applying the ALCANTARA...





Finnished..
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Chris- yes that white render is totally a photoshop. hehe
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I did the ugly plastic airbag as well.






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Here is my test fit of the facelift W251 taillights.
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