Help me style my A Class W168

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by deanogtv, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. deanogtv

    deanogtv New Member

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    I’ve manage to pick up a tidy early W168 but its red, not my fav colour but the car has decent history and is in decnt condition. It looks very standard and basic right now and I just wanted it to stand out from the crowd a little more.
    I’m hoping someone can help me with easy/ common mods i.e AMG alloys, AMG skirts, black roof, window tints to bring this standard A Class into the 20th Centruy and look a little more up to date.



    Please feel free to photoshop anything also
     

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  2. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

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    Easy to do , bumpers on these are held on with 4 bolts and 2 screws , skirts are even easier.

    I bought a Brabus one with a dead engine and stripped it basically , Brabus bumpers , wheels , skirts etc. Then a member on here came up with a genuine Brabus exhaust for it , so that went on.

    You need to spend time on ebay basically , the bits are fairly cheap when they come up , but because the A class AMG was comparatively rare , finding the bits is the hard part.

    Watch out for cracked wheels if you are going the AMG route , the 17's take 40 profile tyres and are pretty unforgiving in potholes. Also be aware that the a class has a very specific offset so AMG wheels from other cars won't fit.

    I love our little a class , but also be aware that stuff does go wrong with them , the best place for info to fix these problems when they come up is :

    Albert Rowe, Lofty's homepage

    This is our one , and the work I did on it.

    http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/members-gallery/92779-purple-class.html

    Good luck
     
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    deanogtv

    deanogtv New Member

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    Cracking A Class there Howard, funny you posted a reply as I was eyeing your original post just yesterday.

    I plan to watch ebay very closely, and picking up original Bradus or AMG parts as they come up. I see the AMG wheel are pricey even for babe examples. Do you know if any other alloys from that Merc era fit??
     
  4. baxlin

    baxlin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Question, do members tell their insurers of the mods done to their car, particularly if you have made it more desirable to the tea-leaf fraternity?

    IMHO not doing so leaves a huge get out for insurers!
     
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