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Issa500
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New member - back in a 500sec

Post by Issa500 » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi all, as the title states, I recently picked myself up an Irish import 500sec. Needs some tlc to get back on the road so looking forward to getting some knowledge on the nitty gritty of their resto work :)

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Post by CraigB » Sun 21 Oct, 2018 3:58 pm

Welcome. That's interesting, not heard of an Irish import but of course they had them. Is it gen 1 or 2 ie. before or after 85? I think gen 1 imports may be more common because you could only buy a 380 here.
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Post by Issa500 » Sun 21 Oct, 2018 10:02 pm

Gen 1. It’s an 83. Vin says originally ordered in Ireland so I’m assuming it’s an Irish import! Has cloth interior too.

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Post by CraigB » Mon 22 Oct, 2018 12:16 am

Very good. I wish these cars could talk and tell us their story!
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Post by Dean 560 SEC » Mon 22 Oct, 2018 10:48 am

Hi Mate,

Great choice of car!

Let me know if you're chasing any parts, I'm still cleaning out my shed from when I restored my 560 SEC and have a few bit and pieces surplus to my needs.

Post a couple of pics when you get a chance.

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Post by KimB » Mon 22 Oct, 2018 3:30 pm

Dean 560 SEC wrote:
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 10:48 am
Hi Mate,

Great choice of car!

Let me know if you're chasing any parts, I'm still cleaning out my shed from when I restored my 560 SEC and have a few bit and pieces surplus to my needs.

Post a couple of pics when you get a chance.

Regards

Dean
Hey Dean,
Sorry to butt in, but do you have a spare driver's side seat switch? I assume a switch off a 560sec would still fit a 380sec?
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Post by KimB » Mon 22 Oct, 2018 3:31 pm

Yes photos please when you have a chance Mr Issa!
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Post by Dean 560 SEC » Mon 22 Oct, 2018 10:55 pm

Hi Kim,

Sorry cant help with the door switches.

Something to keep in mind is the difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 seat switches as the Gen 2 has the seat position memory function.

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Post by KimB » Tue 23 Oct, 2018 10:29 am

Dean 560 SEC wrote:
Mon 22 Oct, 2018 10:55 pm
Hi Kim,

Sorry cant help with the door switches.

Something to keep in mind is the difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 seat switches as the Gen 2 has the seat position memory function.

Dean
OK! Thanks anyway Dean!
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Post by Issa500 » Wed 24 Oct, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi dean, yes I would be very interested please! Let me know what you’ve got but I’d probably need a lot anyway haha. I’ve decided to try and keep the brasil velour interior as it’s grown on me and it’s nice to be a bit different.

I’ll try and attach pics. Needs some tidying but should be fun.

I’ve bought some amg aero 2 split wheels but we’re for the w140 I think so I’ll need soacers anyway
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Post by KimB » Wed 24 Oct, 2018 6:39 pm

That's a nice Champagne colour 500 Mr Issa!

I've never seen that seat colour combination before. Can anyone confirm if that was a factory combination?

Could I suggest you might like to consider wheels like these five holers? Just using a stock photo for reference. I'm not selling any.
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Post by Issa500 » Wed 24 Oct, 2018 7:16 pm

Yes vin check says it was ordered that way! These are the wheels I bought

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Post by KimB » Thu 25 Oct, 2018 10:17 am

Issa500 wrote:
Wed 24 Oct, 2018 7:16 pm
Yes vin check says it was ordered that way! These are the wheels I bought
Fabo Mr Issa! :occasion5:
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Post by Issa500 » Sat 27 Oct, 2018 10:34 pm

Found a rust hole in the chassis. I’ll tackle it next week.

Test fitting the amg wheels. Needs spacers.
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Post by merc-304 » Sun 28 Oct, 2018 11:11 am

Are Wheel Spacers illegal in Vic ? Likely to Void your insurance if in an accident.
Can you post a pic of chassis rust you found.
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Post by CraigB » Sun 28 Oct, 2018 11:29 am

I can't think of the word but you can space using a concentric spacer or something they are called and that is legal. Its important the centre of the wheel is sitting on the right sort of ridge and not just hanging on wheels studs spaced out by a bit of ally.
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Re: New member - back in a 500sec

Post by KimB » Sun 28 Oct, 2018 12:17 pm

Hey Mr Issa,

Those five holers really suit the W126 SEC model.

Much easier to clean than the factory 15 hole manhole rims! Well done! :occasion5:

Cheers and beers,
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