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Ron B

Australia
11659 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2007 :  18:34:58  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage
Is this car,which was ebay in the USA ,

in fact ,this one in pic taken last week in Berlin behind a resto shop.







...There are old cars,and then there are Classics..(Mercedes Benz Ad. 1999)

Des

Australia
701 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2007 :  19:04:38  Show Profile
Here's one that was recently put up on ebay UK

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MERCEDES-BENZ-350-SE-AUTO-BLUE-CRAYFORD-ESTATE-1976_W0QQitemZ270100811571QQcategoryZ31360QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



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Des

Australia
701 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2007 :  19:06:15  Show Profile
This one at John Green has been for sale for a while, with a price reduction recently

http://mbspares.com.au/default.asp?d=170879&p=17854

John also uses this nice looking parts hauler

http://www.mbspares.com.au/default.asp?d=163706&p=42681

plenty more w116 wagons here:


http://mitglied.lycos.de/w240luxus/hpbimg/S_KLASSE/T_MODELL/PAGE_01.HTM





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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2007 :  23:50:18  Show Profile
Not unless someone changed it overnight from a Euro model into a US model
Art
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Ron B

Australia
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Posted - 04/08/2007 :  05:23:03  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Art Love

Not unless someone changed it overnight from a Euro model into a US model
Art


Art,Most of the interior is in peices apparently and the paint is new ,and, being a Crayford (UK) conversion the US bumpers etc would only have been fitted to federalise it.
Des,Kai McCrae's Dad had wagon that belonged to Rolf Harris,a yellow one( with wobble board...) this green one has been on ebay before today

I think there were at least 5 Crayford wagons in Australia.I have seen two in WA.

...There are old cars,and then there are Classics..(Mercedes Benz Ad. 1999)

Edited by - Ron B on 04/08/2007 05:28:44
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unpolire

USA
403 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2007 :  12:46:55  Show Profile
Love the W126 wagons and pickup!
quote:
plenty more w116 wagons here:


http://mitglied.lycos.de/w240luxus/hpbimg/S_KLASSE/T_MODELL/PAGE_01.HTM


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Gerrett

USA
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Posted - 04/08/2007 :  13:47:27  Show Profile  Visit Gerrett's Homepage
In my opinion, the factory (M-B) did a MUCH better job in converting the W116 into a wagon (John Olson's 6.9) The integration of the rear window in his car looks 'correct' to me. But then again, why wouldn't it, since the factory made it.


Gerrett Conover,
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allenstephens

USA
112 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2007 :  00:55:45  Show Profile
I agree that John's 6.9 estate is a more elegant conversion. The rear end looks more correct.

Allen Stephens
Portland, Oregon
1977 450SEL 6.9 #2113
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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2011 :  03:40:49  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage
Another unusual W116 wagon. Check out the third seat.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270745721165 &viewitem=&clk_rvr_id=232373853455

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Ron B

Australia
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Posted - 05/15/2011 :  17:39:06  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage
The pics of that one have been all over the web for a while now. It has the usual Crayford problems of much rust under the masses of bondo they used for joining the panels. The rear body is a Ford Granada (UK!) station wagon joined by some dodgy panel work then Plastered over with bog. I have an old mate here with one for sale as it happens. It even has a famous former owner.

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Tom Hanson
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What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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StianLode

Norway
44 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2011 :  15:48:07  Show Profile
There is still a blue one parked outside the Berlin Meilenwerke.
I took these pictures last Friday.
Different rear bumper and roof railings. No rust though as I could see.





Edited by - StianLode on 05/21/2011 15:50:38
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mpmorris

USA
1387 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2011 :  16:25:05  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage
I wish I'd take the time to figure out how to post pics.
Since the topic are MB transporters,we are continuing with this 560 conversion of the 123 wagon. The 560 front and rear brakes/suspension systems are installed with the exception of modifying a rear sway bar. Getting the big differential in there was a challenge. We were able to use the US version 560SEC exhaust manifolds and a 560 engine fan with 2 inches clearance for the radiator. Next is the 560 dual bellows brake booster and install of the ABS hydraulic pump.
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Ron B

Australia
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Posted - 05/21/2011 :  18:28:41  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage
It's pretty easy to post pics, but if you want to post Big ones, either resize them using the microsoft picture manager in your computor or use a host site like photobucket or piccassa .I prefer Piccassa because you can open albums on the site and have either public access or private access requiring a password. Plus...it's free. if you have a lot of pictures you can add the albums "url" and then we can go to the site and peruse your wagon...which sounds like it will be a real sleeper!

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Tom Hanson
MBCA Member

What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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mpmorris

USA
1387 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2011 :  21:24:28  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage
Thanks for the pic tip Ron -on my 'to do' list.
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2011 :  23:00:53  Show Profile
Mike,

My Microsoft Photo Editor refuses to read big files like my current camera takes. It just says the file is too big, so go whistle! You may have later more user friendly software. Mike Trei recommended a free software download when I whinged about this problem a while ago which I have been using ever since. It is called IrfanView. It must be easy to download because I managed to do it. It lets you resize any picture very easilly and without the distortion I was getting with the Microsoft product. Mike's tip which I shall pass on to you is that once you have it installed and running, if you double click on the picture to select it for resizing and then click on the resize icon, when it puts up the number of pixels that your picture width is, type in 500 pixels as the reduced width and then save the file as whatever you want and it will be under the magic 80Kb that it needs to be to post it here. I've been keeping my camera pictures in "My Pictures", copying the ones I want to post here to "My Documents" and then getting IrfanView to display "My Documents" which allows me to save the resized picture to the original folder, so the pictures I have in "My Pictures" are the original full size and the ones in "My Documents" are the 60-70Kb size ones that I can easilly post here by clicking on the paperclip immediately below the posting message box and browsing in "My Documents" to find the ones I want. Hope this is not too much mumbojumbo. I'm a computer moron, but am happy to try to help if you want to give it a go. It would be good to see some of your pictures.
Art
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Ron B

Australia
11659 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2011 :  17:23:53  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage
That rear bumper set up is pretty weird .


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Tom Hanson
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What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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