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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    WHOO HOOO Honch, that's a panty dropper!
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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    Looks really good.

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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    That looks really nice!

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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    That looks fantastic. I remember the feeling I had when my coupe got repainted with the AMG kit on it and all new GAHH leather and new wood. It was kind of exhilarating. I'm thinking you have that too.

    Out of curiosity, did you consider the same color cladding route?
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    Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    Quote Originally Posted by remotemark View Post
    Out of curiosity, did you consider the same color cladding route?
    I did consider it, but decided against it as I prefer the "period correct" look.

    I did decide NOT to get the car re-pin-striped. If I ever wanted to I could, but that was a change that I consciously made.

    I will likely get new leather. All of the leather in the car except the driver's seat and armrest are original MB leather with patina. The front passenger skin has some slight surface cracks between some of the perforations (not all the way through) and I have left that as is for the past 15 years because it is the thick, original MB skin. The rear seats are slightly stiff (it was a California car before I got it) but I think they can be brought back around with some Leather-reek.

    The car has nearly 250K miles on it, so it will always be a "driver," but I just want to make it a nice driver that runs perfectly as my daily driver. I hope to go the Glen (Hi-Miler) route with it in the next 15 years.

    The wood will really make the interior "pop" and I'm really looking forward to getting that done.

    When I take delivery of the car I will post lots more photos.

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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    Looks great, Gerry. One of my favorite color combos. Both my '70 280SL and my '95 124 cabrio are black over parchment. Love it.
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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    Quick evolution of the process....


    Condition from original accident
    Late October, 2016
    2016-10-23 09.16.22.jpeg


    Dropped off at the body & paint shop

    Mid-December, 2016
    IMG_6523.JPG IMG_6526.JPG


    Repairs in progress
    Mid-January, 2017
    IMG_6625.jpg IMG_6627.JPG IMG_6637.JPG


    Painting process underway
    February, 2017
    IMG_6693.JPG


    Painting, curing, prep and body re-assembly continue

    Late March, 2017
    IMG_6941.JPG IMG_6914.JPG


    Final stages of paint prep
    Mid-May, 2017
    2017-05-19 13.36.43.jpg 2017-05-19 13.36.47.jpg

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    Re: Project GVZ SEC: The Tale of a Coupe Repair & Rejuvenation

    I think you made the right choice on the cladding.

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