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new member

Posted: Mon 04 Jun, 2018 10:16 pm
by hyjinx1
hi i recently purchased an 89 w124 230E as abit of a run round ive previously owned 2 w108s so it was nice to get back in to a benz.
It seems pretty solid and doesnt have to many things apart from power thats missing.

Re: new member

Posted: Tue 05 Jun, 2018 3:16 pm
by Christo C
> apart from power thats missing

Ha! and Welcome!
After a lifetime of owning VW Beetles and a succession of Kombis, indeed power was never my motoring experience. I inherited an ‘86 W124 230E in excellent condition and am just enjoying the experience of gliding through old age gracefully; these are a great model to own, well built and solid, reliable, parts readily available, easy to maintain yourself for rhe most part, and easy on fuel, especially when country driving....
Enjoy!

Re: new member

Posted: Mon 11 Jun, 2018 6:09 pm
by hyjinx1
yeah ive recently canned my build on my VW but i never drove that so it was super slow. haha

i have a tendency to modify my cars so who knows what may happen here. here is a couple of my old benzs and today i blacked out my grill on the 124 its nothing exciting but i really like the grills black.
this car just cruises along so nicely its amazing. i have noticed the rubber strut shock top mounts have splits in them so this may be my first repair i think.

Re: new member

Posted: Mon 11 Jun, 2018 8:14 pm
by Christo C
Like the grille! Looks mean on a white car.

Yes theres a bunch of rubber parts to keep an eye on with girlfriends of this age; engine mounts, tailshaft couplings, brake hoses, suspension & sway bar bushes etc. etc. All easy enough to attend to yourself.

Re: new member

Posted: Mon 11 Jun, 2018 8:58 pm
by Eski
Nice I really like the blue one

Re: new member

Posted: Tue 12 Jun, 2018 2:15 am
by Tony From West Oz
Sitting on the ground like that does not look good (to me) it looks like the suspension is stuffed!

Re: new member

Posted: Tue 12 Jun, 2018 6:27 pm
by hyjinx1
dont worry Tony that car ended up like this, turned out the suspension was stuffed. haha

each to their own when it comes to cars in my opinion as long as people are enjoying them and driving them its a good thing.

Re: new member

Posted: Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:23 pm
by Eski
Holy crap, what happened?

Re: new member

Posted: Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:51 pm
by hyjinx1
there is a build thread on it from years ago on here under hyjinx
basically it was parked in a street a porsche lost control hit it and took off.

Re: new member

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 10:20 pm
by hyjinx
thanks to Joe i got my old account sorted back out so im me again yay.

Re: new member

Posted: Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:34 am
by hyjinx
Finished up the air ride on my w124 last week. Afew things to finish it off and then its done. I know it wont be everyones cup of tea so please scroll past. Cheers

Re: new member

Posted: Wed 14 Nov, 2018 6:26 am
by hyjinx
Quick pic this morning

Re: new member

Posted: Fri 16 Nov, 2018 10:08 am
by Dean 560 SEC
Hi Mate,

Looks great!

Can you post a couple of pics of your bag set up? I'm particularly interested in what bag-cups you used - custom fab or generic?

What control system did you use?

Regards

Dean