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Project 190E 400 quid ebay special to 3.2 beast W.I.P

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by poormansporsche, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. poormansporsche

    poormansporsche Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Alright,

    after owning my 190 for a year now thought id better pull my finger out and get something down.

    So had a completely seperate project on the go and we saw a nice looking (but unloved) 190E 2.6 Sportline on ebay locally with a starting bid of 400 quid. I was umming and arring whether to bid just to break for the exhaust, shocks and springs. As it turned out i didnt bother and Dash bidded instead and won as the only bidder. So before he went to collect it we decided to go halves. After we collected it turned out to be a quite nice car under the grime so we thought sod it lets get it mot'd before we break it. It ended up going through the mot without spending a penny on it. So i decided to keep it and improve it a bit. With my other project dumped and dash bought out i could concentrate on sorting it out.

    So what the car looked like originally, proper full sportline spec, including proper full humpy recaros front and rear, zender spoiler, remus exhaust and 16 style 2 reps

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    Humpy Cloth Recaros, funnily enough although they are the same front and rear as the 16v leather seats they are just so much more comfy than them


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    Tidy interior :)

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    So that was the car as i bought it, a bit rough round the edges but potentially something special but didnt stay like that for long ...

    Its progress to follow


    Excuse my crappy pic taking !!!

    Brett
     
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    Barrrr-gin.
     
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    Yes it was but not anymore,since Brett has thrown a few ££ on it
     
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    I have lurking in my garage some really black tamp lamp clusters. Probably too dark for their own good but shout if you would like them.
     
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    You`ve done a hell of a Job mate,it really is something else now :devil:

    And there was Brett trying to sell the car :wallbash: not easy finding another 190 that clean,let alone a 2.6 sportline
     
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    we will get to carat's bit soon enough :)


    anyway, first bit of retoration was to get both sides resprayed as there was plenty of trolley dings, got the door handles and wing mirrors colour coded at the same time, also fitted 16v bumpers, sacco panels and skirts

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    next up some knocked up in my shed speaker pods and some amg fakery

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    Next up a period amg sec steering wheel


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    Next up my barn find saphire cosworth recaro's - 25 years old and never fitted. Retrimmed with sportline / 16v material

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    welded on to cut down 190 seats and fitted

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    fitted with amg steering wheel

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    use for the left over material :) and zebrano wrapped

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    next up a set of style 2's fitted

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    16v arches bonded on

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    pic showing 7 1/2 rears

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    I wasnt happy with the 7 1/2 rears so changed for 8 1/2 rears and had all 4 wheels refurbed

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    the pretty much finished exterior

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    Now that is pretty special.

    Love the attention to detail even in the "trinket tray" next to the handbrake lever.

    Them black rear lenses of mine are up for grabs. You could put them on on a "show day"

    Ill send Dash a picture to his email addy. Perhaps even today.
     
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    Sorry mate, forgot to reply. Will certainly have A look at them :)
     
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    John has send me the pictures already Brett,you can have a look when you come down
     
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    Next up , the engine. Despite the 2.6 being a lovely engine its a bit lacking in power. So weighed up a few options but this turned up local to me, a 190 with a 3.2 m104 already bunged in :)

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    So bought the car for a knocked down price as it was a bit tatty

    The car was then sent off to Carat 3.6 to have the engine whipped out and bunged in my sportline.

    No doubt Mr carat will be along to explain what went on next :)
     
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    Looking forward to this! Great looking car so far.
     
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    car looks good
     
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    This is the donor after a few days with carat 3.6. :)

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