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General Discussion / Re: The Plan for Today Was...
« Last post by Rolf-Dieter on January 17, 2022, 21:39:38 »
Pawel, it is a good plan to have all the parts and tools in order, so I say you had a successful day tomorrow is another day :) right ... right

General Discussion / Re: The Plan for Today Was...
« Last post by Pawel66 on January 17, 2022, 21:20:12 »
Well, what you see on the floor is current status...
General Discussion / Re: Option code 411 sun roof
« Last post by 68_white on January 17, 2022, 21:19:25 »
General Discussion / Re: The Plan for Today Was...
« Last post by zak on January 17, 2022, 21:05:17 »
And you successfully completed the job, right ?

General Discussion / Re: Original 280sl seats or replace
« Last post by Leester on January 17, 2022, 21:00:48 »
I agree with Pawell and am going that route although the condition of my seats leaves me no choice.  Mine were/are MB Tex Cognac and has a very heavy grain, which I like.  I don't know if the heavy grain appearance of my seats is related to its year (1970) or not.  I am not having very good success finding a heavy grain in either leather or tex.

If your seat covers are in really good shape or can be refreshed with some of the spray products available (try a search) its possible that you could remove the covers, rebuild the seats with new horsehair or foam product and replace your original covers. If you're just trying to retain the originality of the seats for the sake of originality, I think you might end up being disappointed with the overall look and appearance of the car but you would have to be the judge.  Lee 
Good afternoon,

What size and length bolts did you use to fit with the square tubes?

Other cars / Re: I did it again: this time a 1971 Volkswagen 411 Combi
« Last post by mdsalemi on January 17, 2022, 20:32:23 »
...Not sure what else is possible...

Hint: Don't ask. To ask permission is to seek denial.  ;)   Don't ask, don't tell.

The $50 was just for the labor to spray, and whatever reducers/thinners/solvents and or shop materials were needed.  There was probably more to it than just a spray, but not much.  I delivered to him a car with about everything removed or masked. Thankfully not stopped by the police for a car with absolutely no lights of any kind while driving to and from.

I gave him the paint. We bought a box of oddities at an auction for a few bucks. Had, amongst a lot of silly stuff and old tools, 5 quarts of Lesonal in an off-white mix. Probably from grandpa's garage.

What kind of paint materials are you using? Water based? That $175 you spent on your 240Z would barely buy a can of Glasurit reducer. Paint materials alone on my Pagoda, 20 years ago, were many hundreds of dollars.

Looking forward to see the Fulvia on the road!

General Discussion / Re: Options Matrix
« Last post by Jonny B on January 17, 2022, 19:38:22 »
The options codes are in the tech manual:

General Discussion / Options Matrix
« Last post by John Betsch - "SADIE" on January 17, 2022, 19:22:59 »
Need a little help with an Options Code.

 I thought I had read somewhere that Option Code 297 was for an optional luggage strap in the boot but I cannot find it again.  Is this correct?  Could someone also help  with the correct description?  And would this be considered a dealer installed option?

Electrical and Instruments / Re: Plastic headlamp overlay for1968 280sl
« Last post by Benz Dr. on January 17, 2022, 18:55:22 »
My sources  tell me soon to be NLA.  Only viable option then is to switch to Euro head light assy.
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