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Hoondavan
Hoondavan Reader
8/28/20 11:08 a.m.

This very awesome.  Commenting to make sure I can easily follow the progress and start this thread back at the beginning.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UberDork
8/28/20 11:11 a.m.

Looking awesome!

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/28/20 2:17 p.m.

There's a high-dollar LS-swapped replica out there built by some outfit called Reviva (they call it Red Pig 2), i think yours is better.  Awesome work!

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
8/28/20 2:41 p.m.

I'm blow away. Amazing work

HikerDan (Forum Supporter)
HikerDan (Forum Supporter) New Reader
8/28/20 4:15 p.m.

Holy crap, that is HOT!!!

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
8/29/20 9:14 p.m.

In reply to 06HHR (Forum Supporter) :

Hi 

Yes It was presented at SEMA coupe years ago. 

Great craftsmanship and finishing , But I personally don't like it all in red . I would never choose that size of a car to paint that color. 

Also not a fan of the front fender flares and polished wheels. 

Stickers, Lights and chrome makes that car look complete. 

 

Btw I don't like to much color of the wheels that I chose . They  came out to dark . 

And no polished lips for me . I like that rough cast finish . Wheels probably will be repainted , not sure about the color yet . 

 

BTW thanks for all the kind words . 

 

And my car is kind of hight budget already !

Parts and materials add up very quickly . 

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
9/12/20 6:57 a.m.

So the Vems is happening 

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OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle SuperDork
9/12/20 7:22 a.m.
06HHR (Forum Supporter) said:

There's a high-dollar LS-swapped replica out there built by some outfit called Reviva (they call it Red Pig 2), i think yours is better.  Awesome work!

Agree. Something about the flares on the other one that look wrong to my eye. I think it's the droopy eyelid look.

 

https://www.lsxmag.com/features/car-features/the-red-pig-josh-stahls-ls-powered-1969-mercedes-benz-280sel/

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
12/25/20 11:22 a.m.

Little Christmas update . 

Didn't have to much time lately caused by making a large step in my life and setting up a "Classic Rescue Coachwork" 

This is the new shop getting set up. 

 

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AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
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12/25/20 11:55 a.m.

Seeing this on Page 1 makes Christmas 2020 legit!

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
12/25/20 12:00 p.m.

In reply to maciekb2002 :

I found your IG today and it reminded me of this thread.  

I need a w108 ASAP lol

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
12/25/20 12:13 p.m.

The car is looking great in its new home.  Congrats on the new business.  What's the car under plastic in the first shot?  mk2 AMC Javelin?

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
12/25/20 12:21 p.m.

Looking so good

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
12/25/20 12:29 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Under the cover is early 70's mustang . 

Getting the full restoration. 

First coats of primer are beeing applyed these days. 

My partner's client car. 

Thanks for kind words on The Pig . Will be driving it this spring 

 

If anyone in the future needs some professional metal or paint work please contact me .

Classicrescuecoachwork@yahoo.com

 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
12/25/20 12:36 p.m.

What city are you in?  I don't currently need such services but it's still good information to share.

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
12/25/20 12:58 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Oakdale Ny 

Long Island 

Box4VIR
Box4VIR Reader
12/25/20 1:43 p.m.

This might be the coolest car on the forum.  I love seeing it stickered up.  

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
2/7/21 10:24 a.m.

Pig was transported to a new home . 

It drove up on a tow truck on it's own power .  I'm having some laptop communication issues , but we got all cyl, firing nice idle and trottle responsce .

 

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Azryael
Azryael Reader
2/7/21 1:07 p.m.

I need this in my life.

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
2/7/21 7:55 p.m.

It's so hard to decide which generation of S Klasse is the best looking but damn if you're not making a good argument for the W108.

damarble
damarble New Reader
2/7/21 9:27 p.m.

Incredible build.

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
5/19/21 7:08 p.m.

IMG_20210517_202031_648 by Maciej  Bakowski, on Flickr

 

Runs and drives under its own power. 

I was able to take care of steering turning ratio , and oil cooler lines. 

Finishing electrical . Next step interior I'm hoping for a dyno visit in next month or so . 

 

 

maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
5/19/21 7:11 p.m.
maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
8/13/21 6:46 p.m.

Last couple of weeks was quite intense . 

Rebuild and swap rear end to from 3.93 to 3.23 if I remember correctly . 

Install rear Bilstein shocks , custom build .

Finish building exhaust system ,  more wiring and car was Dyno tuned . 

First pit stop at the gas station in 25 years . 

Also leather arrived from Elmo Upholstery , will start working on that really soon . 

Car held up on a dyno for almost 1.5h , full partial etc throttle . 

I got A/C working !!!

Very happy how it drives and turns , I will have to add a rear sway bar in the future . 

Number from Dyno are now very impressive but I'm happy with 285 WRHP . 

Feels impressive on the road . 

 

 

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maciekb2002
maciekb2002 Reader
8/13/21 6:54 p.m.
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