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  1. #1081

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    Hey ship, the car looks great!
    1985 ECE 2.3-16 5MT
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    There is this large Mercedes Benz-Only junk yard in the industrial area of Miami where I go "treasure hunting" once in a while. Inside of this warehouse, they had this huge pile of wheels. I was just "sniffing around" when I saw these buried all the way to the bottom of the pile. Are these EVOII wheels? I could not get to them without having a few of the others fall on my head. It would take me about an hour just to move enough wheels around to free these babies.

    Any of you guys could tell if they are or not?

    BTW, the magazine with the hot chick in a bikini is not mine...unfortunately.

    1967 280SE, Euro W108, 78K kilometers.
    1981 200, Euro W123, 170K kilometers, stock.
    1986 560sl, 125K miles, stock.
    1986 190e 2.3 16v, 72K miles
    1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 4x4, 125K miles.
    2009 C-350 stock with AMG sport pckge.

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    They might be, I'd bring a flashlight and a mirror and see if you can read the offset and width specs off the casting, if they are 17 X 8.25 ET 34, then they are the Ceginus EvoII wheels, if not they might still fit and definitely look like the Evo II's and might be the 7.5" wide ones they made too. Either way, I'd snatch them up.
    1985 ECE 2.3-16 5MT
    1984 NAM 2.3 5MT w/ 1988 8v engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16V4NRBRGR View Post
    They might be, I'd bring a flashlight and a mirror and see if you can read the offset and width specs off the casting, if they are 17 X 8.25 ET 34, then they are the Ceginus EvoII wheels, if not they might still fit and definitely look like the Evo II's and might be the 7.5" wide ones they made too. Either way, I'd snatch them up.
    They made 7.5" too? (for the rear I assume?) Providing these were EVOII's, if it was you, how much would you pay for them ... I mean, I would still have to have them reconditioned.
    1967 280SE, Euro W108, 78K kilometers.
    1981 200, Euro W123, 170K kilometers, stock.
    1986 560sl, 125K miles, stock.
    1986 190e 2.3 16v, 72K miles
    1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 4x4, 125K miles.
    2009 C-350 stock with AMG sport pckge.

  5. #1085

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    They're expensive wheels new, since they're a dealer-only thing, I think around $500 each. The 7.5" ones weren't for the Evo II, just a dealer option for upgrading other cars, I think I read that the 7.5" ones won't clear the 400e and 500e brakes because of the spokes.
    1985 ECE 2.3-16 5MT
    1984 NAM 2.3 5MT w/ 1988 8v engine

  6. #1086
    Well today was fail.

    Didnt get to change the springs on the SD (they in fact probably dont need it, lame).
    Didnt get to change the guide rod stuff on the SD
    Didnt get to change the hub bearings on my buddy's car.

    So all we did today was an oil change, spark plugs and an air filter.

    Yay for waste.

    I actually wonder how much money/time I've wasted failing to actually work on cars...
    Cruise not working? Send me a PM. I may be able to help/fix it.

    1982 w126 300SD - 134,000
    1993 w201 190E 2.6 - 215,000 (85,000 on m103 3L)
    1982 w126 300SD - 245,0000 (65,000 on the motor)
    1990 w126 300SE - 261,000

  7. #1087
    I actually measure my success per day by the beer/progress ratio.

    Datsun: little beer/tons of progress (unless something doesn't fit, then it's flipped)
    190: Equal
    Mini: METRIC ASS LOAD OF BEER....very little progress.

  8. #1088

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesDean View Post
    Ship, I sense you have a non-factory hood..cf?

    Fiberglass hood actually. I have a glass trunk too, but it's too flimsy to hold that ridiculous spoiler

    thanks 16V4NRBRGR, I'm just excited I finally get to drive her!
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  9. #1089

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    Hellz yeah, I know the feeling! Did you make the composite hood and trunk yourself? The hood looks great. A tip about how you may be able to use your fiberglass trunklid, in touring car racing a lot of guys build a support in the trunk and mount the wing to that, so the trunklid isn't stressed. You could probably make one from a variety of different materials and techniques, from steel to aluminum or even composite with foam inside.
    1985 ECE 2.3-16 5MT
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    I didn't build them, I'm not that talented.. yet.

    I want to eventually mount the trunk lid, but like you said I have to make supports and drill holes and yadayadayada.

    First I need to figure out my fender flare situation, I have some evo2 flares, but they do not fit whatsoever so I need to get new ones, or build me some DTM style flares?

    it's a work in progress...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ship View Post




    Took the 3.0 for a little spin today and snapped some pics
    and yes I have five hood pins. You have to bolt down the center or it'll bow up while you're driving
    Hey Ship, just a dumb question here, any particular reason for what you dont use the OEM hood and use FB instead? If it was for weight saving purposes, I mean, how much performance-stealing-heavier can the OEM one really be? PLUS you wouldn't have to deal with pinning it down and such, PLUS it is an integral part of the body designed to protect you in case of an accident, PLUS with that awesome motor of yours it wouldn't really matter if you carry a couple extra pounds with the hood and trunk lid.

    Your car looks freaking hot by the way... hands down.
    1967 280SE, Euro W108, 78K kilometers.
    1981 200, Euro W123, 170K kilometers, stock.
    1986 560sl, 125K miles, stock.
    1986 190e 2.3 16v, 72K miles
    1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 4x4, 125K miles.
    2009 C-350 stock with AMG sport pckge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercs dude View Post
    There is this large Mercedes Benz-Only junk yard in the industrial area of Miami where I go "treasure hunting" once in a while. Inside of this warehouse, they had this huge pile of wheels. I was just "sniffing around" when I saw these buried all the way to the bottom of the pile. Are these EVOII wheels? I could not get to them without having a few of the others fall on my head. It would take me about an hour just to move enough wheels around to free these babies.

    Any of you guys could tell if they are or not?

    BTW, the magazine with the hot chick in a bikini is not mine...unfortunately.

    I think they are EVOII rims, either 8.25 (evoii spec) or 7.5
    If not (which I doubt) the only other rims they might be are these off the ML series:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_189 View Post
    I think they are EVOII rims, either 8.25 (evoii spec) or 7.5
    If not (which I doubt) the only other rims they might be are these off the ML series:
    The ones you show for the ML do look slightly different, if that's the case I might have a set of EVOII's there! I HAVE to go back and do the "mirror" thing that 16V suggested. I believe those people don't have a clue of what an EVOII is.
    1967 280SE, Euro W108, 78K kilometers.
    1981 200, Euro W123, 170K kilometers, stock.
    1986 560sl, 125K miles, stock.
    1986 190e 2.3 16v, 72K miles
    1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 4x4, 125K miles.
    2009 C-350 stock with AMG sport pckge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercs dude View Post
    Hey Ship, just a dumb question here, any particular reason for what you dont use the OEM hood and use FB instead? If it was for weight saving purposes, I mean, how much performance-stealing-heavier can the OEM one really be? PLUS you wouldn't have to deal with pinning it down and such, PLUS it is an integral part of the body designed to protect you in case of an accident, PLUS with that awesome motor of yours it wouldn't really matter if you carry a couple extra pounds with the hood and trunk lid.

    Your car looks freaking hot by the way... hands down.
    thanks man!

    I'm not really concerned with weight savings, but this car started as a beat up chassis, so the hood was dented and scratched up and he had a fiberglass one laying around so we used it.

    you can't tell from the photos, but both drivers doors are beat up as well, I got some nice body parts from my parts car, hood, trunk, and both driver's doors. just haven't installed anything yet

    not sure if I'm gonna put the metal hood back on. I like that it's different
    good sellers: ukbenz, CSP, Dan_189, cephallus, rabidfox, scotttx, benzevo, David Hendy, flank_2112, neilr, Captruff
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    SixSpeed (resolved )
    NEVER USE RITEWAY AUTO TRANSPORT!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ship View Post
    thanks man!

    I'm not really concerned with weight savings, but this car started as a beat up chassis, so the hood was dented and scratched up and he had a fiberglass one laying around so we used it.

    you can't tell from the photos, but both drivers doors are beat up as well, I got some nice body parts from my parts car, hood, trunk, and both driver's doors. just haven't installed anything yet

    not sure if I'm gonna put the metal hood back on. I like that it's different
    Well you guys did a great job with the car; if you get a chance, it would be nice to see a video of it and hear how it sounds too.
    1967 280SE, Euro W108, 78K kilometers.
    1981 200, Euro W123, 170K kilometers, stock.
    1986 560sl, 125K miles, stock.
    1986 190e 2.3 16v, 72K miles
    1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 4x4, 125K miles.
    2009 C-350 stock with AMG sport pckge.

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    This guy was putting gas in his mower at the gas station, He must live in the neighborhood behind it.

    Last edited by scottx; 09-12-2010 at 09:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSharp View Post
    Replaced the motor mounts on my 190DT. Huige difference, WAY smoother and no more rattle at idle.

    How hard was it? How long did it take? I really need to change mine, it shakes like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercs dude View Post
    Well you guys did a great job with the car; if you get a chance, it would be nice to see a video of it and hear how it sounds too.
    I deserve zero credit for the build honestly, I have a friend who was a Mercedes Master tech for 30 years and he built the car. I just photographed it.

    the exhaust is stock, so it sounds quiet. I can't afford an exhaust right now (I'm trying to pay off my student loans and credit card)


    I have had a lot of cars with hood pinned hoods so I'm used to taking the whole thing off, I actually like it better that way, It's a lot easier to work on without a hood in the way
    good sellers: ukbenz, CSP, Dan_189, cephallus, rabidfox, scotttx, benzevo, David Hendy, flank_2112, neilr, Captruff
    BAD SELLERS:
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    SixSpeed (resolved )
    NEVER USE RITEWAY AUTO TRANSPORT!!!!!!!!

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    I did absolutely nothing yesterday and the day before, other than look at my wheels
    1986 201.034 "Berthilda" 5-speed, Evo II wheels 225/45/17, 400E front swaybar, 400e rear brakes
    1986 201.024 M104 engine, 5-speed Conversion, Updated LE trim console, 400E front sway bar, W202 springs, Limited slip Diff, 16v Steering box, 3" magnaflow exhaust system, 16v body kit, 16v Fuel tank, 16v Brake Booster, 400E calipers, MS2 3.57.
    1993 201.029 Sportline LE.

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    Clean them babies up and snap some good pictures in the sun light.

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