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Hey Y'all,
Just purchased a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire - I know, heresy! But it has the heart and other guts of an SLK 320. So I've joined to learn as I will be doing my own maintenance.
Retired from Naval Service last year after 51 years; 24 commissioned active duty and 27 civilian. Been a Naval Aviator, Destroyerman, engineer, weapons, professor, and Director of Learning. Been around the world a few times by air and by sea; definitely "saw the elephant."
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https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
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Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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Time Goes By Fast

Wow, 4 weeks since my first, and only, post?
Time is really flying in retirement.
For those not familiar with a Crossfire: it was built in Germany on a SLK 320 platform with a body by Karmann. Attached are a few photos of the exterior, interior and engine (Look familiar??). Mercedes logos are on its parts everywhere.


Anyhow, we got the Crossfire Coupe as our days in the Florida sun have passed per medical advice. Our previous sports cars were convertibles and T-Tops with plenty of sun exposure here on the Gulf. Getting old is the pits.


BTW, Michael just missed us; only got tropical storm winds here. Mexico Beach and the surrounding Gulf communities took the full force. Worse than when Ivan devastated us in 2004 and followed by Dennis 10 months later in 2005.
Living in paradise has its risks.
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I’m glad all the weather didn’t unleash its full force on you but I do feel for those it hit and wish them all the best in getting their lives back to normality.

As much as I have a soft spot for the crossfire, every time I see a coupe I think of Jeremy Clarkson’s description of it
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Welcome from Australia Sir.

Glad to hear you are safe - enjoy that Crossfire.
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Welcome from Australia Sir.

Glad to hear you are safe - enjoy that Crossfire.

And my Aussie Bride (Sydney) and I say G'Day to y'all!


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