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  • PXL265
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    And found some pictures of the spacers and bolting them up for my old thing.....

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  • Jim
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    I’m still sus on bolt ons. Especially as no spacers are technically legal. I was thinking maybe I could weld them to the back of the rims. No less safe than spacers but at least they won’t attract the same scrutiny.

    next time I catch up with the resident expert I’ll pester him about it haha

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  • PXL265
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    I run bolt on spacers.

    As I said, great bit of kit, came with the bolts to attach them to the hub, and the guy was great to deal with.

    Can't find a picture if them in my phone, but my thread on my W116, the Tuetonic Barge, has a couple of pics.

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  • Jim
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    Sweet thanks for that.
    are you running bolt on adaptor spacers or slip on ones?

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  • PXL265
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    And found the details.

    The company name is mywadapter. The spacers are a real nice bit if kit. Only thing to make sure is you get the right spacer for the front hub. If it's like the W116 the spacer is machined to fit over the lip on the centre of the hub.

    The eBay store is:

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  • Jim
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    Cheers that’d be awesome!

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  • PXL265
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    There is a guy in Melbourne that makes very nice spacers. I have a set of 25mm spacers in my W116 to fit the wheels I run.

    I will dig out the details in the next day or so for you.

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  • Jim
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    So finally got to do some work on it. I made the DBW mount and mounted the pedal. It doesn’t look like much but it was a bit complicated to build due to the way the VZ SS pedal unit mounts. It has lugs that slide Into a retainer and then two bolts at the top hold it in place.

    Can’t paint it yet because all the paint is behind furniture in the shed.

    scored a set of wheels cheap from the MB Spares closing sale. They look the part but need to be spaced out about 15mm for clearance and about 25mm for looks lol not sure how that’s going to happen legally just yet.

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  • CA18escort
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    Between the rest of the Canberra lads I am sure we can find space to store stuff if needed.

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  • Jim
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    Phone them up. They have mountains of stuff not on the website.
    tbh I think the poor website is a major factor in closing the spares business.

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  • PXL265
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    All good, had a look at their ebay store and not too much there that I need or can't easily be sourced from Pelican parts. if and when I do need it anyways.

    Thanks for the offer though.

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  • Jim
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    If it’s a box or two that’s fine mate. Just let me know.

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  • PXL265
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    We would be looking at months at this stage...

    My next trip home of more than a couple of days should be for Chryslers on the Murray next year with the chugger.

    Plus a new grill may take away from the shabby yakuza chic that is the 280 at the moment.....

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  • Jim
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    Already asked about a 5.5 lol
    if you phone him up, sort it and pay, I don’t mind picking them up and storing for a few weeks for you.

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  • PXL265
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    Hmmmm, can you go through MB Spares and get all the W116 280SE window mechanisms, a grill, badges and any other assorted trim bits that may or not be there for mine and store them all until I can get down to your part of the world?????

    That would be much appreciated.

    Oh, and if they have a 5.5litre AMG and gearbox that would be great too.....

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