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Thread: Resting on the Ground - "Static Drop" Redefined.

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    Default Resting on the Ground - "Static Drop" Redefined.

    You may remember my '75 benz... or maybe you don't, I don't know. I only made one post about it. If you do remember it, here's a look back. If not, this will catch you up to speed.



    Okay, so that's that. Its a '75 240D. It's slow as hell, but way too much fun. Its like driving a blimp.... well, it sat for a long time, as I had way too many other projects going on... but then Ben (Jedidiah for the uninformed) decided he wanted to buy it from me. I said "why not", but was a little sad I never got to do anything with it.

    Ben said to me "Mike, build me a benz. I want a "Mike Burroughs" Benz."

    And so I did.



    I knew I wanted to paint it a tannish coffee color. No one really agreed with me, saying it'd clash with the interior and such. A few said to go for it, but as always, I just did it anyway.
    To accent the body, I wanted to do an off-white roof and hubcaps. Again, lots of negative feedback in the planning stage... I don't think anyone said I should do it. But again, I was building "my own" car here.





    How low is it?

    The answer is pretty simple. The oil pan rests on the ground. No bags or hydros here.





    Its not practical yet. The subframe is less than an inch from the ground, but after some simple modifying, this thing will be ready to cross the country... and get 40mpg too.





    So I guess for anyone who doubted that we keep it classy down here, let this be a lesson.



    And for what its worth, the pics really don't do the ride height justice. You can't physically see under the car, even if you lay down. You cant put your hands under it. You cant drive over a car key laying flat.
    I think we're on to something here.

    And yes, it just drags while driving.

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    Also, all the pics are low angle. Here's an eye-level photo.


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    Baller.

    It's not gonna be everyone's cup of tea, but honestly, I would love to have one like it.

    edit: how the hell does it turn tucking that much tire?

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    love it. so so so sick. got a nice rake to it too haha

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    Told ya tan on red would work son.

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    it looks so hot.
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    Looks sooo hot.
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    DUDE, I just really want one of thoose, u guys really pull everything of!

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    Love it. I actually like the tannish coffee color. Fits well for the Benz.

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    I like it.
    The color combo is nice IMO.

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    I love those so much. It'd be dope with some different wheels.
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    Thanks guys!

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    I love those so much. It'd be dope with some different wheels.
    No way man, the hubcaps are too good to be true.

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    looks great

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    Oh hell yes.
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    omg that is so sick. you my friend have good taste.
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    I like it a lot, I'd like to see some videos of it driving though
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    I'm conflicted, Its totally awesome; yet I simply say "And the point is?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhskyline View Post
    I'm conflicted, Its totally awesome; yet I simply say "And the point is?"
    Its hilarious. What else?

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    I was wondering what happened to this thing. Dewalt drop?

    Makes me want to re-start my serch for an old benz

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    that is so sweet. looks so clean and that interior is the icing on the cake

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    well i said last night it was epic, but tonight I say it's perfect.

    love it mike


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    The most baller OG car ive ever seen.

    Looks awesome.

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    I like that you kept the wheels the way they are, but I'm sure you had that idea before you even got the Benz. Dope.

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    So you just took off the springs?

    Pics are awesome as usual


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    ..........damn
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