Nice one Andy, be interesting to see how much all of the granite like interior actually does weigh! When I had the interior apart to fix the wiring in mine it was all proper solid. out action to follow.......
Seats, doorcards, carpets, sound deadening, kickpanels, pillar trims, ALL the trim, boot trim/plastics - all frankly ridiculously heavy!!
(I think someone on here wanted to buy this? Shout if it was you, I'm forgetful an idiot)
Alarm / immobiliser:
This was squeakybum - I kept starting it to make sure I hadn't removed something I actually needed! Didn't realise til later when it got dark that I no longer have any dashboard lights - PHAIL!
Central locking (pneumatic WTF!?)
Stereo / CD changer (might put this in Granny) / electric aerial:
Parcel shelf / speakers / first aids:
I sold the seats & doorcards for £250 this evening - WIN!
Next up, remove: Electric window motors & loom Sunroof mech, runners, motor (in the boot! WTF!?) & loom Seatbelts, pretensioners (am I likely to blow my hands off removing these?) & more loom Roof lining Dashboard & centre console (what's left of it) Probably more loom Aircon condenser, fans, pump, pipes, loom, etc.. Anything else that isn't bolted down / can be removed without stopping the car working!
Then: Cut lexan, replace glass (sides only) Fit buckets & harnesses (mount fab required..)
THEN: Remove / disable ABS Work out how to make a system to overrule the electrically controlled hydraulic LSD, so I can turn it off (for the road) and 100% lock (for skids) or anywhere in between (for trackdays)
I got nearly 500kg out of my S320 when I stripped it for the track. Front seats were 70kg!
Check the wiring, but on the w140 series of the same era, the driver aids (ABS, BAS, ASR) were all controlled with by their own data bus. This came out at pin 6 on the 38-pin diagnostic connector in the engine bay. Simply short this pin to earth, and it disabled driver aids without putting the car in limp mode. remove short, cycle ignition, and all was well again...
There is nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes