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    Arrow Big Booty-Benz [w126 content]

    What's up guys ?

    Remember me from the (unfinished) E34 build ?



    Well, sold it and i'm back with a big, cheap, short wheeled base, v8 powered benzo

    You know it i'm talking about my '86 W126 420 SE, mafia status benz in all its glory haha

    Was originally a french car (notice the yellow fogs) but it spent the late 80's in Gabon, Africa.

    Then it was shipped back to France in '93 when the first owner "committed suicide" after he slept with Bongo's wife (yeah, Bongo, the pseudo president of Gabon back then)


    Ok back to business.
    This is gonna be a SLOW build (again i know but u gotta forgive me) since I got practically no money left from the bimmer sell... BUT i'm not giving up, and my plans for this thing are :

    "Realistically", it needs some love but it's a good base imo!

    - HR's springs (1 or 2 coils off)
    - Staggered wheels, 17 or 18", nothing too fancy but was thinking of some rc's...
    - Exhaust ! Kidney mufflers off or glasspack? yeah idk what to choose haha
    - ... Suggestions ?















    And yes, "8" cylinders this time

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    very clean canvas...

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    Thx in deed, don't even have 200k on the clock (km)

    Oh, btw the 2 fuel pomp were leaking this morning, which caused overheating (dont see the connection but well...) Now i know what to do first haha

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    420 blaze it


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    ^^^^ ahahahaha

    Great lookin car tho. Excited to see this come together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coprone View Post
    420 blaze it
    haha u know it man

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay92 View Post
    ^^^^ ahahahaha

    Great lookin car tho. Excited to see this come together.
    thanks! yeah me too, always loved these big bodies laid down

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    Hey guys, got the benz back on the road!

    Also installed the us light that i dreamed of

    And made some burnouts to celebrate (no picz tho...) haha


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    rip e34. as much as I love bmws I must say im excited for this thing to be low

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    STATIC! STACTIC! STATIC! This thing is mint. You could easily do some light modification to the exterior, lower it on some coils with some big wheels, and make me have a crisis.

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    This thing is sweet. Also cool story to go along with it. Those yellow fogs, are the lenses painted on the inside of the housing? How do they look lit up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    rip e34. as much as I love bmws I must say im excited for this thing to be low
    Funny, at that time i was really searching for a mercedes but fell in love with the e34! Back to the roots now haha

    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRoddinRyan View Post
    STATIC! STACTIC! STATIC! This thing is mint. You could easily do some light modification to the exterior, lower it on some coils with some big wheels, and make me have a crisis.
    Yes! This things gonna be static for sure, firstly as i cant afford bags or even real coils haha

    My plan was to go with lowering springs and slightly cutting them but I'm certainly gonna cut the stock springs and buy some other used ones in case i screw the things up to save money

    Well, no money for wheels either i'm afraid... the steelies will do for now!
    Maybe whitewalls? we'll see...

    Quote Originally Posted by Azrial89 View Post
    This thing is sweet. Also cool story to go along with it. Those yellow fogs, are the lenses painted on the inside of the housing? How do they look lit up?
    Thanks mate! Fog lenses are painted on the inside i think, here's a view from the day i brought it back home


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    Nice, I wish SE models were easier to find in the US. Yours is a super clean car for the mileage.
    4 Cars, 0 Cupholders

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    Thanks man ! Love your build, it greatly influenced my car choice

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    Whatup guys, just ordered a MB specific spring compressor (heard it's hard to remove them with a classic one)

    So in two weeks i'll be able to lower this thing

    Also i put some audio in the car with a little basslink in the trunk, sounds pretty decent now

    Oh and just to keep y'all on hold here's a shitty ps haha


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    Really nice w126 you have there! I would like to see the plastic in the grill black, makes the car alot fresher.

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    Appreciate it!

    That's it! thx to remind me the black grill i forgot to put it on the todo list haha

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    or buy an avantgarde grill, will be better then black imo

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    Well yeah in a sense it's the best looking aftermarket grill for w126 but i prefer the original look tho...

    Btw any tips for cutting springs anyone?

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    K.
    My spring compressor should be here tomorrow (i hope)

    Since last time :

    Painted black and polished the front grill. Now i'm happy with it

    "Noseless"




    Got some great stuffs







    Oh yeah, got my hands on dirt cheap Borbet type A
    8.5x17 and 10x17




    Did a couple of gas station shots and realized i've seen this place too many times this past week haha









    Yes, again.




    Then I go to the same spot I shot the e34 last year



    Took my first pic with this thing











    Aaaand here's a render of what should happen in a couple of dayzz

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    Well, lowered the front yesterday.

    Just had the time to cut 1 coil off the springs, and i'll cut some more when the rear's done.

    Here's a pic if anyone still care about this thread.
    Thx


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    This Benz appears so neat. 10J looks pretty cute on this flagship, however I'm curious about the progress!

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    just bite the bullet and get a set of banging coils for it mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by trm- View Post
    This Benz appears so neat. 10J looks pretty cute on this flagship, however I'm curious about the progress!
    Thanks man! Yeah, thankfully i didn't bought a squared 8.5J set haha

    Thinking about running spacers and roll the fender when rear's done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    just bite the bullet and get a set of banging coils for it mate
    Well I'll just keep cutting till the height suits me! (because it's free haha )

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    sup guys?

    Lowered the rear last week and imma cut some more on the front this weekend...

    Pics sooon kthxbye

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    Pfft cutting springs is cheap, and effective. Been riding cut springs with some shorter shocks in my cressida for years. rides like butter.

    hurry up with the pics!
    I just need something to go from point A to point B
    so i bought 3 bmws
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