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As some of you may know, I went to swap my car with a 208 CLK230 Convertible.

I am back and happy to report I am still alive and the swap went perfectly.

Good points, The bodywork is very very good corrosion wise, only a small amount on the back arches. Fronts completely clean. Everything works apart from the roof. Drives well also!

Bad points, paintwork has been redone at some point and has suffered orange peel, may see what I can do about that.
Roof doesnt work, possibly something to do with door module (Will post another thread)

And a qick piccy at the services before we left:

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No it doesnt work on the button, up and down manually no problem! :)
 
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You will soon get that sorted, is it the the sequential box

Eventually indeed Malc, it's got a 6 speed manual. Very odd but you get used to it. Also the 2.3 doesn't feel like it's got 190bhp...

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Glad you weren't kidnapped!! That looks like a good basis for a nice car Alex. :D
 
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Glad you weren't kidnapped!! That looks like a good basis for a nice car Alex. :D

Hehe so am I!


Indeed. Needs a fair bit of work, but the price was right, my 210 was pretty rusty! Hpi clear and not an insurance write off but it's pretty obvious that it's been involved in an accident at some point.

The entire right side has been painted but that doesn't really bother me, mechanically it's fine.

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hi I would make sure all your wheels have 5 wheel bolts not 4
 
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hi I would make sure all your wheels have 5 wheel bolts not 4

Good eye, they have all 5 before I left for the drive home, locking nuts where removed by force by the previous owner.

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I would imagine living in London having pristine original bodywork does not matter just through the law of averages with dings and scrapes :D
 
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I would imagine living in London having pristine original bodywork does not matter just through the law of averages with dings and scrapes :D

True, but the lack of rust is nice! :)
 

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Looks nice Alex. Bargain 208's are nice aren't they :lol::cool:
 
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Looks nice Alex. Bargain 208's are nice aren't they :lol::cool:

Very nice!

Needs a fair bit of work though, all small jobs though so I am happy.
 


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