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    FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    No connection. Not really like a Hammer, I'd say, but looks well done anyway. Maybe some of you know this car? Apologies if this is a duplicate post.

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    W124 AMG HAMMER SWAP - $27500 (hayward / castro valley

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    Finding a real AMG hammer is near impossible and the price would be in the 6 figure range which is NOT what I can afford. This is a tribute build done right with extremely rare parts. Only reason for selling is to fund my current project. If you know what this car is, please don't lowball or I wont respond.

    This is a 1994 e320 that's been converted to a widebody using all parts from a real e500 with matching vin numbers.

    $10K in body work and paint (8 month job and a well known shop that specializes in high end cars)
    e500 front fenders
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    e500 front and rear bumpers with all brackets
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    3.6 AMG C36 engine fully rebuilt with all Mercedes parts
    all OEM parts below
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    spark plugs and much more.
    The motor has less than 2k since the build and everything is documented with pics. There is NOT one single leak on this car

    The A/C system has been fully rebuilt as well.
    New compressor
    All hard lines high and low pressure
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    Transmission is fully rebuilt as well.
    5 speed manual tranny
    New clutch sachs sport
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    Shifter linkage is fully rebuilt with new seals and pins
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    Full era correct Remus exhaust
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    Full stereo with Bluetooth, iphone, usb, subwoofer, amp, capacitor,etc

    There is much more and have all the photos to show the build. I have put just about 35k into this build.

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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    Can't really call it a hammer without a V-8, But looks like a nice quality tribute build. There's no chance of building that car for the price he's asking. I wonder if it looks as nice in person as in the pics?

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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    I followed it on facebook and doesnt looks like he cut any corners. Its a nice car.. I would have put a V8 in it rather than spending all that money on a 3.6 AMG though...

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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by jaymanek View Post
    Its a nice car.. I would have put a V8 in it rather than spending all that money on a 3.6 AMG though...
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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    I agree a V8 would have been better, but wouldn't that be a whole new world of hurt to swap in? What would be involved in making a coupe's engine bay area big enough to accommodate a V8?

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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    So it's got an M104.941 from the C36. But what's the source for the 5 speed?

    I must admit that my knowledge of these matters is severely lacking. Did we get a manual transmission W124 in the US? I'm assuming you'd need the tranny, console and pedal box from the W124 and not another platform, right?
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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    I must admit that my knowledge of these matters is severely lacking. Did we get a manual transmission W124 in the US?
    Yes, a handful of early 300E's were imported with manual trans. Pretty rare birds though. The W201 also had quite a few stick shifts imported, and a handful of R129 as well. It would be interesting to know which exact transmission was used for this build, some have 1:1 fifth gear, others have overdrive fifth.

    The car looks pretty nice in the photos, only thing that jumps out at me is the wrong headlights. Right now the car has 4 fogs and only 2 highbeams, instead of 4 highbeams and 2 fogs. Oh, and an AMG muffler would be a nice touch. (I'd ditch the steering wheel and use a Sportline wheel with airbag, but I guess that's all part of the 'tribute' thang.)

    EDIT: I just realized the car has no heated seats and no ASR, which probably isn't a big deal for most people. However, I'm curious about the differential swap... the original car had a 2.65 ratio in the 210mm diff size. The ad mentions swapping to a 3.07 ration "from a 2.6", which is a smaller / weaker 185mm diff. That would be a bummer. The correct swap would have been a 3.06 ratio (not 3.07) from a 1991-1992 300CE, which would have been the correct 210mm size, and also allowed installation of a WaveTrac diff. Not a big deal for normal street driving, I'm sure most people could care less...


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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    More of a ball peen than a sledge hammer

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    Re: Hammer "Tribute" in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    So it's got an M104.941 from the C36. But what's the source for the 5 speed?
    The Getrag manual from the W201 is a likely candidate as that is what most people use. Remember that the C36 is a W202 so a lot of parts from W201 are forward compatible.

    ccrelan is currently doing a manual conversion to his W202.


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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    I've seen a couple of these wide body coupes. I know there is a gorgous dark blue one in Florida. I have conversed with the owner for a while but I know he planned to install dual turbos.

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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    It sure looks like a very nice coupe. In a weird way the Ducktail spoiler and flared arches sort of compliment eachother. The 3.6 is no slouch either I’m sure its a fun car to drive. A Turbobandit kit would give the m104 some serious get up and go. A V8 swap would be great to complete it but then it could have 12 cylinders and 6 litres propelling it (Yes I have been having impure thoughts about my own CE’s engine compartment)

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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    I don't understand. Says it is a 1994, but 1994 E320 Coupe should be a facelift car and this car has the pre-facelift front end and rearend. What am I missing?
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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Looks sweet and high quality job ! I love Hammer wide body looks very special !
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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    I have a friend of mine who is building a very similar car.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jndfu3bls...d28i94DEa?dl=0

    The engine will be a normal 300/24 m104 engine modified to 3.6 (like the amg version, diesel crankshaft, etc.)

    I am trying to buy it , without the engine, i would put a v8 engine.

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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
    I don't understand. Says it is a 1994, but 1994 E320 Coupe should be a facelift car and this car has the pre-facelift front end and rearend. What am I missing?
    The seller likely had a very nice 1994 coupe available and decided to use that as a base from which to build the "tribute". So yes, it required the front & rear body parts to be replaced with pre-facelift stuff.

    I assume this was done because nice coupes are difficult to locate, and this may have been easier than finding a pristine 1993 as a base (has to be 1993 if you want HFM injection without facelift).


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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    I've got a spare DOHC M117 or two....
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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by jhodg5ck View Post
    I've got a spare DOHC M117 or two....
    How about the world's only 124 cabriolet Hammer widebody?


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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by S70/2 View Post
    More of a ball peen than a sledge hammer
    A plastic hammer.


    Quote Originally Posted by jaymanek View Post
    I followed it on facebook and doesnt looks like he cut any corners. Its a nice car.. I would have put a V8 in it rather than spending all that money on a 3.6 AMG though...
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    How about the world's only 124 cabriolet Hammer widebody?

    It'd twist it in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omegabenz View Post
    It'd twist it in half.

    Gotta step up to a m120 for cabrio twistin

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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Remember when the DJIA was 8000, your job prospects sucked, and you could buy a 20K mile Hammer for mid$50s?

    https://jalopnik.com/5147819/nice-pr...987-amg-hammer



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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Similar to the oft-recently-asked question: WwJs...

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    Re: FS: Hammer "Tribute" widebody coupe, $27k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    Remember when the DJIA was 8000, your job prospects sucked, and you could buy a 20K mile Hammer for mid$50s?

    https://jalopnik.com/5147819/nice-pr...987-amg-hammer

    The commentary is worth a perusal.
    That was a really nice car. Needed a freshening on the mechanical side but I was quite pleased with how she turned out!

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