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Old 03-05-2006, 08:00 PM
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hotel_calif, I noticed that sign in B4MMY's pictur as well. Good eyes!

I'll throw in a bit of history. Who can find the R129?
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Who can find the R129?
Hint: The R129 is the best-looking of the bunch.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:14 AM
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Hi B4MMY/Chris:

You have a beautiful car and family. I just have to ask if you planned the "Drive Slowly" sign in your photo or was it coincidence? Pretty neat either way.

Thanks, Will

The pic was taken just outside my home... the house is on a private road... on the way to a Convent(!) and the nuns like people to take it easy when they are visiting... Thank you for your kind words.
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Just got this car last summer, in storage all winter now.
40,000 miles all original except 18" rims, 8.0 frt, 9.5 rear,
clear side lamps.
I am starting to see some small cracks in the rear soft top
panels. Will replace this spring, hoping to put tinted poly
to replace clear. Anyone out there done this before?
Seems like a nice addition, and maybe less cost than replacing the whole
top, which looks like new still?
Sorry about the soft top issues, I had meant to post these pictures with the previous post.
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I am a newbie member. Hopefully I've enclosed a couple of pics of my 1996 sl500. Let me know what you think. I like the colour scheme and the AMG Kit with all the extras. It has 17 inch wheels but I could do with 18 or 19. Still, it's a great motor, I love it. I live in Spain and bought the car from a German, and I'm a Brit !
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Now i know how to upload pics thought i would try a couple more . Hope you like them.
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DAMN look at the RED!!!! thats ill!!
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It is a factory AMG sport?

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here are some pix..
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sorry for the bad pics.. this is my new car(currently being shipped from Japan). 1990 500sl, full wald kit, wald suspension, 19" wald dex wheels, 99 tails and headlights, just over 43,000 miles.. I will post more pics when it arrives...


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the third pic is from the auction sheet
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before and after....

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I'm sure - very nice. A subtle modern upgrade that suits the car perfectly, even without the new 'softer' bumpers, but of course I'm a little biased.
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I'm sure - very nice. A subtle modern upgrade that suits the car perfectly, even without the new 'softer' bumpers, but of course I'm a little biased.
Thanks Lea, I put some clear chrome front indicators on last week so I'll post em up in a few days. I got a set of wood roller blind thingys for my centre console as well... have you ever done that, it looks a bit of a handful. Was lucky enough to find a new tacho as well, which I thought I could experiment with for different dial looks? I hadn't thought but I guess it is fully replaceable? I'm trying to find a panorama hardtop in the UK, I don't mind repainting it if its the wrong colour.... have you come across any? I saw one on ebay that went for £700, but missed the end of the auction cos I was in Italy.... bummer! Anyway Lea, good to know that you are still around. Which other forum do you use?
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Originally Posted by LeaUK
I thought I'd join in with the Nautic blue boys ;-)

Hey Lea

I like your front clear corners. Where did you get them and how much do they cost.

I don't like the new one on ebay since they are all clear and can see the bulb. They don't match my lights since I don't have xenon light.

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I've seen plenty of hard-tops but like you very few panoramics :-( Looking forward to the pics of your IC trials and front indicators :-)

In the interests of cross fertilisation so to speak ;-) http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforu...hp3?forumid=18

You'll also find a wealth of tech info here:
http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforu...3?s=&forumid=1

and http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforu...d.php?t=146034

I've done plenty of investigations and repairs to my R129, although always electronics biased, so maybe worth a search on 'LeaUK' if you need to fix something.

BTW - I love your wheels - may I ask how much they cost?


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All my parts are original MB. I hate those horrible front indicators you find on eBay, especially those really clear ones (sorry if causing offence to others) - they just look cheap!

MB parts are not cheap but look perfect and fit perfectly. All are from year '2000. Front indicators cost around 60GBP each, rears 110GBP each! Side repeaters around 10GBP

But I love them.

Cheers for the comments.
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I got the wheels of ebay 18" 9.5 rear and 8.5 front. They cost about £450 or so.... Tyres from black circles, (book and pay on the net and drive to your nearest depot - save a fortune).... are falken, about £90 each, fitted. I think the US guys can get them from tirerack - they are the ASA ST4.


Thanks for the links, I'll check em out asap.
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Thanks, I have tried the dealer in US but we have the yellow corners. I guess I have to get in contact with the UK dealer one of these day.

I agreed with you that the one on ebay looks cheap, and if one wants to keep the value of the car, original parts are the way to go.

The ST4 wheels do look nice.

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