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    Default Another AMGfan Build...SL65 Prior Design WB

    The SL is in pieces and initial fitting of body parts has been done...SOOOO much bodywork is being done to make things right. BUT it wasn't unexpected...and they are doing it right the first time. Multiple coats of priming are needed, after all the additional body filler are done to keep the lines in check, then block sanding will be needed to even out the waves on the existing body panels...especially the front bumper and all of the hood.

    When they attached the hood and put it in the closed position you will see that the front quarter panels were too low so they had to be built up and a portion of the hood had to be shaved to get the gap lines tight.

    Major work but doing it right the first time will be worth it...at least for me. It looks like hell right now but I'm used to the storm and the calm afterwards is very rewarding.

    FRONT BUMPER - filling in bumper holes for the headlight washers...they didn't ship enough front grill mesh for the lower bumper so we are dealing with that...not a big issue.


    SL63 Updated headlights test fitment...


    FRONT Quarter panel...see how much they had to build up the top portion to meet the hood...they still have more work on it to get it right. Thankfully, this body shop (Mirek Auto Body) does full concourse restorations on vintage Porsches...they did my GT-R, repainted my 993 Turbo (from Artic Silver to Polar Silver), and will be doing my 997tt cab GT2RS rear bumper conversion...SO I have full trust in their work. This guy is old school German...gotta love it.



    FRONT and REAR fender flares...big difference...getting the right wheel and offset is key. I want it to sit right and fill in the rear wheel arch...it needs to look right and not anemic. PS...The Brembo big brake kit are going on (16" rotors) once it leaves the shop...painting the calipers Palladium Silver (ext color) and having the caliper lettering in interior color.




    Da HOOD...we are deleting the hood emblem altogether to get a cleaner look...the SL65 single fin and huge star is enough.


    Side NOTE: We decided to go all out with the interior...including trunk. Basically sticking with the Pagani leather (see below) and concentrate on the stitching...so anything black/gray in the interior of the car will be transitioned to the Pagani leather or painted/dyed similar to the leather color.

    Pagani leather (1st pic)...Pagani interior (2nd pic)



    The contrast we will try to get is with the deviated stitching and the carbon fiber...
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    Is the same shop as your other builds doing the work?

    Sub'd for an impeccable build!
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    Sub'd for what's going to be an epic build.
    You should do one of these builds on the Accent. Koenigsegg Leather with a widebody and a set of HRE's.. I can imagine it right now

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    Nick...same team. This will be 7th build and second on the same car...

    It'll take about 4-6 weeks at the body shop, 5-6 weeks to get the leather hides (about 9 hides), and probably another 6-8 weeks on the upholstery. Thats about 14 weeks max (3.5 months)...add Murphy's Law...probably 6 months to make sure everything is right...
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    06 SL65-Prior Design widebody build
    97 993tt redux
    95 MB Baby Hammer (E320 wide body)
    97 993 Speedster build
    89 R32 Skyline Midnight Purple build

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    @Vikas......Don't think I've thought of it...but that baby is my Walmart warrior. The only thing I've done to it is put a simple audio/visual system in it...it ROCKS. I might paint the wheel covers gold though...
    Lineup:
    16 R36 GT-R (on waiting list)
    13 ML350
    12 Switzer Goliath+ (1600+whp)
    11 Suburban redux
    08 997tt Cab-Future Switzer 9 sec build
    06 SL65-Prior Design widebody build
    97 993tt redux
    95 MB Baby Hammer (E320 wide body)
    97 993 Speedster build
    89 R32 Skyline Midnight Purple build

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    Definitely subscribing to this one.

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    a lot of hard work You guys throw this car, subbed!
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    cmon man!!!! when will this end!?! another awesome build!
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    @Chris...eventually...after the Aston, the 599, or Ford GT....gotta run through the bucket list before I kick it...
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    Lineup:
    16 R36 GT-R (on waiting list)
    13 ML350
    12 Switzer Goliath+ (1600+whp)
    11 Suburban redux
    08 997tt Cab-Future Switzer 9 sec build
    06 SL65-Prior Design widebody build
    97 993tt redux
    95 MB Baby Hammer (E320 wide body)
    97 993 Speedster build
    89 R32 Skyline Midnight Purple build

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