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Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
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Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
Looking at getting rid of the molding altogether.  

I look at new cars and they have no molding.  I look at custom cars and older high-end cars and they have no molding.  

Does anyone have any pictures of a W123 without molding?

Also, looked at recessed / shaved door handles.  Not sure on that one yet.  Any snappies out there on this one too?
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08-25-2015, 12:31 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
If you decide to get rid of the moulding, I could use some of the clips for the driver door
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08-25-2015, 01:08 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
Those red buttons? I have a bunch of them, enough for one piece of molding if you want them if I go that route. They are only .10 a pop or so new.
Sixth Year Anniversary with STD on 1-9-2017

Project 2017: Really get the car finished -- Turbo OM617 greater than 175 MPH goal.

RED W123 - left Germany as 240D in 1982.  Full AMG body kit less rear apron, 2:65LSD, five speed Getrag 717.400, manual steering, read leather interior, manual brake conversion, electric water pump (EWP), and a bunch of other goodies ...
08-25-2015, 01:54 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
The official term is *red monkey assholes*.

Someone on STD or PP was running a w123 with no cladding, I think jenryus? The guy with the hillbilly w/ bugeyes as his avatar.
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08-25-2015, 02:19 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
I have the red ones, I need the black ones to shove into the red ones.
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08-25-2015, 02:27 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
(08-25-2015, 02:19 PM)Simpler=Better Wrote: The official term is *red monkey assholes*.

Someone on STD or PP was running a w123 with no cladding, I think jenryus?  The guy with the hillbilly w/ bugeyes as his avatar.

I think I know who you mean, but the spelling of the name is off a hair.  I will stumble into him.  Thanks Ryan.
Sixth Year Anniversary with STD on 1-9-2017

Project 2017: Really get the car finished -- Turbo OM617 greater than 175 MPH goal.

RED W123 - left Germany as 240D in 1982.  Full AMG body kit less rear apron, 2:65LSD, five speed Getrag 717.400, manual steering, read leather interior, manual brake conversion, electric water pump (EWP), and a bunch of other goodies ...
08-25-2015, 08:09 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
I've seen one as well, but can't remember who did away with it...
I kinda like mine because it keeps my doors from all dinged up.
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08-26-2015, 08:53 PM
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Thought I saw a 85 350SDL that didn't have any at PullAPart
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08-27-2015, 08:20 AM
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here is a CD pic that I took off the web. Mi[img]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Brian/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/Coupe.JPG[/img]ne is also shaved but it aint ready to post[img]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Brian/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/Coupe.JPG[/img]


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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
Thanks ! I like it ... Wonder if that blasted drip edge / "A" pillar molding could be shaved off too?
Sixth Year Anniversary with STD on 1-9-2017

Project 2017: Really get the car finished -- Turbo OM617 greater than 175 MPH goal.

RED W123 - left Germany as 240D in 1982.  Full AMG body kit less rear apron, 2:65LSD, five speed Getrag 717.400, manual steering, read leather interior, manual brake conversion, electric water pump (EWP), and a bunch of other goodies ...
10-24-2015, 07:47 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
yea, it could but that would be quite the gap to weld and lead. I did it on my 911 a few years back and to this day I still worry when its going to crack

The 4 door looks very Rolls Royce-ish in the last pic
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10-24-2015, 07:52 PM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
Thanks again ! I like the shaved look ... even getting rid of the very bottom molding looks good.

BTW, when you welded over the "A" pillar - gutter molding/drip edge, was it simply just one weld, or was it more involved? It's been around 4 years since I had to remove and replace that molding and I only recall a pinch weld at the top - roof line.
Sixth Year Anniversary with STD on 1-9-2017

Project 2017: Really get the car finished -- Turbo OM617 greater than 175 MPH goal.

RED W123 - left Germany as 240D in 1982.  Full AMG body kit less rear apron, 2:65LSD, five speed Getrag 717.400, manual steering, read leather interior, manual brake conversion, electric water pump (EWP), and a bunch of other goodies ...
10-25-2015, 08:16 AM
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RE: Has anyone "shaved" their W123?
It took a long time cause I did a little at a time, so I wouldn't warp it. At the time my skills were not that good but it was something I could manage if I did a section at a time

It was the first time I leaded but it was pretty easy. Lots of how to videos on the web
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(^^ not my car)

i have gone a ways down this road too. pretty content by this point running with no body trim at all but i haven't filled the holes. even the A/C pillar trim is gone and i don't miss it. a couple of funky body features are revealed this way but what are you gonna do.

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this is mine


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