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Doc Zinger

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Been a while since I've posted on this forum, still got my '79 deville and need to do some work on it to get it back on the road.

Had to do some work on my other hobby car, my '90 Mercedes 560 SEC, a kind sole hit and ran the driver's side front end and left the mess to clean up. Car was totaled out buy insurance guys and I got a $ 10,000 layout less deduct. Couldn't find anyone who wanted to work on it so I did what I could to get it fixed. Damage wasn't as bad as it looked I think the ins guys just didn't want to deal with it.
Took awhile to get things sorted out but just about ready for the road again, a few pics.....
I hope there is a special place in hell for that "kind sole"

Those S class are nice driving cars. Yours is before the time Mercedes ruined them with tons of chassis and suspension computers and electrical relays and over complex systems that are impossible to diagnose, repair, or replace. My neighbor had a 2006 S class convertible in his garage and I saw him drive it once in ten years. He spent thousands chasing computer problems that resulted from moisture and leaving his car outside in the rain for only a short spell. He finally got rid of it.

Kudos for you for fixing yours.
 

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Say Doc,
That radiator fan big enough for you? The sucker appears to twenty inches across.
Nice project!

bro. d
 

Doc Zinger

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Say Doc,
That radiator fan big enough for you? The sucker appears to twenty inches across.
Nice project!

bro. d
Thanks for the kind words, I learned alot about body/metal work fixing the beast. And painting, painted the needed areas with spray bombs, 2 stage mixed by auto paint store for color and a few cans of clear coat. Some nasty shit, sort of like "death in a can."
The fan doesn't seem that big to me, maybe just looks that way from the pics.

You are right about cars now days are far too complex to play around with or modify, some of parts cost more than some of us paid for our cars. Give humans enough money and time they can fu** up most any good thing while trying to "improve it."
 
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Ordered a new Suzuki Jimny, after 12+ months it was delivered. Wrapped it to Olive Drab, went through added corrosion protection and now, finally, installed new wheels. Factory 195/80r15 J5.5 new 235/75r15 All Terrain KO2-s on American Racing 15x8 alloys. Now waiting for 2" lift kit and castor corrected radius arms. Some pics too:

 
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