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Des
26th May 2008, 03:15 PM
There is something odd going on with this W126, I wonder if anyone can spot it?

;)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/254125597O090079425.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/image4963.jpg

Michel
26th May 2008, 03:52 PM
Many 'odd' things..
where do we start?

116Benz
26th May 2008, 03:56 PM
Well, isnt that clever. Very well executed.

Des
26th May 2008, 03:59 PM
Many 'odd' things..
where do we start?


Start at the beginning Sir

:D

WGB
26th May 2008, 04:20 PM
I have a book on Merc customisation and that was quite a common conversion when the 126 first arrived.

Must have taken a lot of effort.

Bill

Des
26th May 2008, 04:23 PM
Bill is spot on, it is a w116 pretending to be a W126

but open the door and you can see what it really is

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/image4964.jpg

Michel
26th May 2008, 04:24 PM
Start at the beginning Sir

:D

1-Non original Grille
2-Non original front bumper (with built in spoiler)
3-Non original rear bumper (with built in spoiler)
4-Non original wheels....

so far

116Benz
26th May 2008, 04:25 PM
You've got Customising and Tuning Mercedes Benz too Bill?

Michel
26th May 2008, 04:29 PM
:o....

it has also a pink interior.....

Des
26th May 2008, 04:32 PM
..now is this a W116 or a W126?

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/image4971.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/image4973.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/image4972.jpg

Michel
26th May 2008, 04:43 PM
I'm gonna put my foot in it but it looks definitly a 126

oscar
26th May 2008, 04:49 PM
That first one, the 116/126 hybrid is amazing.

Des
26th May 2008, 04:51 PM
I'm gonna put my foot in it but it looks definitly a 126


That's what I thought as well, didn't get any info on that one though.

Michel
26th May 2008, 04:53 PM
The first one had the chrome mirrors..... but the second doesn't and the dash looks 126

WGB
26th May 2008, 05:55 PM
If it is not a 126 they must have changed all the side crease lines to the single 126 one.

The first cream car has the twin side crease lines for the 116 but this one only has a single.

Bill.

Michel
26th May 2008, 09:04 PM
That black one is NOT pretty.... :(

Des
26th May 2008, 09:05 PM
That black one is NOT pretty.... :(

If it had a standard 126 headlight front end it would look worlds better.

never know might have been a prop car in KnightRider

Martin280s
26th May 2008, 10:03 PM
Has anyone ever seen a Brabus(?) conversion on the W140 chassis? Well, they graft on the front from a W220...to me, it looks like an early 90's Honda Civic!

I've seem other W116 to W126 conversions..I prefer the original W116! I think we all do:rolleyes:

116Benz
26th May 2008, 10:25 PM
Has anyone ever seen a Brabus(?) conversion on the W140 chassis? Well, they graft on the front from a W220...to me, it looks like an early 90's Honda Civic!

I've seem other W116 to W126 conversions..I prefer the original W116! I think we all do:rolleyes:

Personally...I like the cream one...the black one is an update 126 (smooth lower panels) with early US 126 headlights, and a nice combination of "lets paint it all black for the sinister look" black on black.

BUT. I say if you want a 116, get a 116. If you want a 126, get a 126. If you want one of each...get one of each, makes for a more exciting week.

s class
27th May 2008, 01:29 AM
That first cream one definately is (was?) a W116. It has Burl - made me wonder if its a 6.9. Just can't see the position where the suspension lever would be. Who's got eyes good enough to see if its a 240km/h or a 260km/h speedo?

TJ 450
27th May 2008, 02:25 AM
It looks like a 6.9 to me... I can see the suspension knob and the 260km/h speedo.

Tim

Styria
27th May 2008, 04:54 AM
I like what I can see with both cars - the 'Hi-Fi' panel on the W126,is absolutely mind boggling and wonderfully executed. It'd be something that I would like to have in Gleaming Beauty.

The pink upholstery on the 116 - very nice, unusual and (!) attractive colour. However, have a look at the binding on the kneepad and the carpets (from what I can see) - very, very amateurish. Parks wouldn't put his name to it. Regards Styria

s class
27th May 2008, 05:20 AM
I've just seen the cream one has the flat panel across the top of the rear seat backrest (as opposed to the pleats going all the way) - another 6.9 feature, though given that its been reuphoslstered, not exactly conclusive.

Michel
27th May 2008, 05:35 AM
That first cream one definately is (was?) a W116. It has Burl - made me wonder if its a 6.9. Just can't see the position where the suspension lever would be. Who's got eyes good enough to see if its a 240km/h or a 260km/h speedo?

I can see a suspension knob, but can't decifer the speedo reading.

Des
27th May 2008, 06:26 PM
It looks like a 6.9 to me... I can see the suspension knob and the 260km/h speedo.

Tim

Wouldn't full hydro W126's also have this?

TJ 450
27th May 2008, 07:52 PM
That's a good point, although you wouldn't think it would have a W116 dash and instrument cluster if it was in fact a W126 modified. However, maybe they couldn't decide between the two, so they got the best of both worlds. :D

Tim

Michel
28th May 2008, 05:38 PM
Wouldn't full hydro W126's also have this?

Good point Des......:confused:

Des
28th May 2008, 05:53 PM
Good point Des......:confused:

Isn't your 560SEL full hydro suspension?

Michel
28th May 2008, 07:05 PM
Isn't your 560SEL full hydro suspension?


No.. only half....(the rear)

There were hardly any imported into Australia with the full hydro.

It was mainly for the US market and Europe

SELfor50
28th May 2008, 07:54 PM
There is something odd going on with this W126, I wonder if anyone can spot it?

;)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/254125597O090079425.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/image4963.jpg


Actually overtook a 380SEL yesterday very similar to this. All white, same sorta grill and 17 or 18" AMG Hammers that were chromed to the f*K!!!
Numberplates "Charles" and an asian lady driving it. I almost ran her off the road, car jacked her and drove away....... just for the wheels. :D

That black one on the first page is definately Dr Dre's car!!! So gangsta it's not funny. :cool:

Des
28th May 2008, 09:26 PM
No.. only half....(the rear)

There were hardly any imported into Australia with the full hydro.

It was mainly for the US market and Europe

Got my brain going overtime now trying to think who it was that was talking about a full hydro 560SEL in Australia.

Apparently they can be lowered to minimise drag at high speeds

116Benz
28th May 2008, 09:49 PM
I remember someone that had a mate that had a hydro 560 that was an import...that the one your thinking of Des?

Des
28th May 2008, 09:52 PM
I remember someone that had a mate that had a hydro 560 that was an import...that the one your thinking of Des?

Not sure,

not sure if it was mentioned over on the other 116 site or on the M100 forum.

116Benz
28th May 2008, 10:31 PM
or OZBENZ...I'm thinking thats where it is.

Michel
29th May 2008, 06:40 AM
Apparently they can be lowered to minimise drag at high speeds

Not to mention great handling at high speed

Des
29th May 2008, 07:30 AM
Not to mention great handling at high speed

That's a characteristic of every Mercedes I have driven, well above the legal speedlimit and it is very easy to handle, not like some cars that feel like they are going to throw you off the road and kill you.

While in Australia we are speed restricted to 110k's these cars were designed and intended to be driven comfortable at 100 miles per hour. That was the original crusing speed fo the Autobahns when they were designed back in the 1930's

Michel
29th May 2008, 09:27 AM
these cars were designed and intended to be driven comfortable at 100 miles per hour. That was the original crusing speed fo the Autobahns when they were designed back in the 1930's
You're right es,

Although some sections of German autobahns DON'T have speed limits on them :D

Des
29th May 2008, 09:50 AM
You're right es,

Although some sections of German autobahns DON'T have speed limits on them :D


I heard that nowdays 60% of the autobahns are speed limited. Which is a shame, not just because you can't "belt it" but the number of cars has clogged the roads much like in an other big city.

I have been doing some reading recently on German plans during the 1930's to also have tunnels running under the roads to compensate for the expected huge amounts of traffic that would be going into Berlin and other major cities.
They were thinking ahead, as apposed to other major cities around the world that are struggling to deal with the traffic problems.
Congestion charge in London is a good example of that, you guys over in Sydney/Melbourne have seen huge rises in parking costs over the last few years.

Michel
29th May 2008, 10:33 AM
II have been doing some reading recently on German plans during the 1930's to also have tunnels running under the roads to compensate for the expected huge amounts of traffic that would be going into Berlin and other major cities.
They were thinking ahead, as apposed to other major cities around the world that are struggling to deal with the traffic problems.



Please don't get me started on thinking ahead... :mad:

Our STUPID former Premier, one certain Neville Wran :rolleyes:, decided to sell off corridors of land earmarked for motorway construction so he can retire debt (which he didn't).....

Des
29th May 2008, 10:37 AM
Tasmania is such a joke as well, the highway up the middle of the state is two lane, with the overtaking lanes every 10-15k's, no barrier down the middle of the road. So every week someone crosses on the wrong side of the road and wipes out a truck and kills themselves and other people.

Then we have the issues of the major roads into the city are single or double line, when an accident occurs it blocks the roads for hours, which happens every few weeks.


idiots who designed these roads.

116Benz
29th May 2008, 11:44 AM
Brisbane is the same, have an accident on anywhere near the M1/Gateway and it all goes to hell in a handbasket. Only now are the govt thinking that its a problem. I'll only bet that this is being fast tracked as someone of self importance got stuck in gridlock.

Michel
29th May 2008, 03:54 PM
I wish we would do the way they do in Thailand.

They built freeways crisscrossing the city and as they became heavily used, they started building freeways above the freeway...

Why waste all that space above?

Smart, yes?

Des
29th May 2008, 05:02 PM
No offense Michel, but roads that all criss cross and weave over each other just look horrible.

Have seen them far worse than this:

http://www.geocities.com/perry_peterson_1999/freeway2.jpg


Its like going to New York, so many tall buildings there is no sky left to look at.

Michel
29th May 2008, 05:31 PM
No offense Michel, but roads that all criss cross and weave over each other just look horrible.
Have seen them far worse than this:
http://www.geocities.com/perry_peterson_1999/freeway2.jpg
Its like going to New York, so many tall buildings there is no sky left to look at.
Ohh Des,

I didn't meant spaghetti interchanges...
The crisscrossing is across the city, not into one another...

They are not as sophisticated as the US freeway system