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R170 <=> r171

if i bought the body parts from the front end of the slk R171 (hood, bumper, headlights fenders), could i put them on my r170? or would that take special work? just wondering
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if i bought the body parts from the front end of the slk R171 (hood, bumper, headlights fenders), could i put them on my r170? or would that take special work? just wondering
You could, but they'd probably fall when you went round a corner unless you tied them down well - would be easier putting the parts on a trailer behind it






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Seriously, it would be nearly impossible. But aftermarket suppliers make body-kits that look like the 171.

It might be cheaper to just trade for one.
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if i bought the body parts from the front end of the slk R171 (hood, bumper, headlights fenders), could i put them on my r170? or would that take special work? just wondering
Special work !! As us Londoners would say, "your avvin a larf"
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While I support people's wish to do with their cars what makes them happy, I still have to ask:

Why mess with beauty?

Why try to make it something it is not?

A client of mine and I came up with a good term to apply to a car the owner enjoys that is not the latest and greatest, and may be well below their affordable level. At the time, it was her 1978 SL and my 1988 Fiero GT. We called them "classics".

A "classic" is a car that is special to it's owner, suits them uniquely, and enjoyed for what it is, and sometimes of what it is not.
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ha that got out of hand fast... i was just wondering becausse ive seen those pics that gabus put on here. i was just wondering if there was some type of kit or if it was just simple enough tp buy the parts. but thanks!
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Converting a R170 to an R171 would kind of like putting a 61 Corvette parts on a 1965 Mustang. In the end you don't have anything.

If you ever want to sell the car, I wouldn't do it.
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Cool R170->r171

very nice - could you let me/us know what needs to be done in order to convert from R170 to R 171 front like you did?
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p.s.: I think the r170 front with angel eyes on it looks great .The back is a little strait and could benefit of it was
'roundier'/ a liitle more curved than the stock r170 one(this - the back of the r170 is where I would really appreciate a r171 mod/look - any ideas?!)
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very nice - could you let me/us know what needs to be done in order to convert from R170 to R 171 front like you did?
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p.s.: I think the r170 front with angel eyes on it looks great .The back is a little strait and could benefit of it was
'roundier'/ a liitle more curved than the stock r170 one(this - the back of the r170 is where I would really appreciate a r171 mod/look - any ideas?!)
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