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Hello everyone, I thought I would introduce myself, and my car.

My name is Ads and I am in the UK. I bought a silver 1997 SLK230 a few weeks ago which I intend to use as my latest project car, and so I have a list of mods to carry out in the future.

It has a red/black interior which is nice and the floor/chassis is pretty much rust free, however the wheels are heavily corroded and the front wings are bubbling up. I have a large workshop outside the house with most tools and facilities including paint **** etc, so looking forward to getting some advice and inspiration from this fantastic forum!

So far I have fitted the following:

Mercedes R170 SLK Silver Chrome AMG Grille
Custom Midsport cat-back stainless steel exhaust (sounds awesome!) :surprise:

On the to-do list are:
Front AMG bumper
Rear bumper/splitter
Side skirts
VMAX front wings
VMAX bonnet
Chrome angel eye headlights
Rear spoiler
Refurb alloy wheels
Speer pulley kit
ECU remap
Transmission kit and refill
Suspension upgrade

I have been in the motor trade and the modded car scene for a substantial number of years having owned many cars including Toyota, TVR, Porsche, MG, Mercedes, BMW, Audi to name a few, so hopefully I can also pass on as much knowledge as I can and hope to be of some help to you guys. Looking forward to getting to know you all, and if anyone else is in the Cornwall/Devon area of the UK, give me a shout :smile:
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Hi Ads, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
Welcome from the Wirral, Ads.
Hi there guys and thanks for the welcome!
Hi and welcome from Warkwickshire. :tu:
Hi from Aberdeen, Scotland. Hope you keep us informed as you go. It's what makes this site interesting.
Hi Ads, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
Thank you again for all the welcomes!

I have ordered a transmission kit for my 170, should arrive tomorrow and then I can tick that job off the list. The car has 82k miles on the clock and I don't think it has ever had a transmission fluid/filter change. Hopefully it should be a smoother gear change.
Welcome from Chippenham in Wiltshire. Looking forward to following the project.
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
as a fellow newbie - just wanted to say that the guys on here are super helpful - jbanks15 has been especially helpful to me
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