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Old 12th January 2017, 07:06 PM
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It's not before time that it has been decided to include articles, news, announcements etc. etc. in the pages of TK, covering the Ch. 126 models. As Michel said, their understated elegance speaks for itself, and it is certainly a worthwhile inclusion. It is hoped that a gradual build up of the 126 range will add additional attraction to the pages of TK.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to C107 in coming on board in effecting some of these changes and additions, and in general taking a good look at what improvements can be effected to TK. I have to admit that the site has been a bit of a "walking corpse", but we should all be determined in ensuring the website's successful revival. It would be nice to effect some cosmetic changes to both the Home Page, as well as the Forum Section, so possibly we could start off by perhaps redesigning the colour scheme to freshen things up a bit. Maybe any of you guys are aware of some or various sites that are visually appealing, and we could certainly take a closer look at those, or any other constructive suggestions you may have. Regards Styria
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Old 12th January 2017, 07:39 PM
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Considering this post is about the W126 series I thought this might be interesting if it is okay to post Styria?

https://www.classic-trader.com/au/ca.../s-class/w-126
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Old 12th January 2017, 08:34 PM
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Wheeler Dealer video episode Ed & Mike restore this 1983 500SEC in black of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TvDoT6U9gk
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Old 12th January 2017, 08:58 PM
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A brace of SECs I used to own.

the nice 560SEC and the winter car / rolling parts car that went with it.

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Old 12th January 2017, 10:18 PM
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I tell you the SEC W126 are a nice looking car.

That pilarless coupe timeless design.

Maybe just one day I can see myself driving an SEC.
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Old 13th January 2017, 07:41 AM
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It would be nice to effect some cosmetic changes to both the Home Page, as well as the Forum Section, so possibly we could start off by perhaps redesigning the colour scheme to freshen things up a bit. Maybe any of you guys are aware of some or various sites that are visually appealing, and we could certainly take a closer look at those, or any other constructive suggestions you may have. Regards Styria
Back to the topic at hand, Styria asked me to do a few things on the website, which I am happy to do. One was look at the colour scheme. I am no graphics person, so the easiest way to do it is to find other sites that look nice and I can leverage the same colours.
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Old 17th January 2017, 03:56 PM
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Perfect idea as I find the W126 just an updated W116.... Less rust and more options too! But not as much of a classic design and far more plastic and cost-cutting measures.

Yes I'm all for an upgrade to the site. I thought it needed a freshen-up way back when I was using it more regularly (probably 2 years ago now).

Take a look at some of the Ford Forums to see how it's done... Oh and if we can streamline adding photos, you'd really invigorate the site!!!!!!!!
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Nice pair of SECs! Really not sure if I like the washed-out tail light treatment.... I'm all for personal mods but in that case I thing std is better. Although in saying that, I prefer the W116 tail lights as they're longer and carry more impact. The W126 ones are far shorter and almost feminine in style!
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Nice pair of SECs! Really not sure if I like the washed-out tail light treatment.... I'm all for personal mods but in that case I thing std is better.
Totally agree. the grey SEC was the winter beater so all the bad parts got transferred to it. The horrible Miami vice gold badges, the useless USA lights, etc.
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Check out xfalcon.com for ideas
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Check out xfalcon.com for ideas
I like this look. Interested in what others think.
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Check out xfalcon.com for ideas
Nice and bright colours.
I've always believed in 'easy-on-the-eye' colours.
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