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floyd111

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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #60 on: 25 August 2017, 03:25 AM »
Went to the workshop to open the pallets that arrived and to check for that baffle /spoiler. Someone misplaced it and it's gonna take the boss and a whole team of workers to go around and find it back among the countless boxes and shelves laden with other classic car parts. It's quite frustrating. Will be continued.

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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #61 on: 25 August 2017, 08:07 AM »
For what it's worth, I think a baffle plate is something that potentially all W116 owners could use as I think it will fit all W116s? That could bring the cost down, but then again, is it something most W116 owners would want, even if it was priced cheaply? I know I'd like one on my 300SD. I wish I had checked the 6.9s that I've found in wrecking yards for them. I think we can say that a solution for this issue is baffling.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #62 on: 25 August 2017, 05:21 PM »
yikes, this post just doesn't end! Squiggle, you are killing me - can we stop calling it a baffle plate. what the hell is a baffle plate! its a chin spoiler! :)
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #63 on: 25 August 2017, 06:19 PM »
yikes, this post just doesn't end! Squiggle, you are killing me - can we stop calling it a baffle plate. what the hell is a baffle plate! its a chin spoiler! :)

Actually 116 888 0238 is called exactly that by Benz, a "baffle plate" ;D
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #64 on: 25 August 2017, 07:56 PM »
yikes, this post just doesn't end! Squiggle, you are killing me - can we stop calling it a baffle plate. what the hell is a baffle plate! its a chin spoiler! :)

Well, it IS the thread title and that's what people are calling it.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #65 on: 26 August 2017, 07:33 AM »
we could call it a Leitblende
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #66 on: 26 August 2017, 05:05 PM »
there are probably 17 of these things on eBay under 'chin spoiler', thats why you can't find them, as you re looking for 'baffle plate'! ;)
I'm thinking some of you northern hemisphere blokes have been snooping around down here,. I was cleaning out one of the sheds and whilst I found my intact original spare 'baffle plate', I couldn't find my new one yet! I'm thinking I'm going to see this thing soon on the black market!
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #67 on: 27 August 2017, 02:45 AM »
it's that time of year Nathan, I also just went bizerk cleaning up my garage as I was sick of losing things and having to climb over piles of junk constantly. Fingers crossed the new baffle plates appear, haha. They are also attached with speed nuts, I kid you not.

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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #68 on: 27 August 2017, 07:13 AM »
Nathan,

Would you sell me your spare?

Also I find no w116 "chin spoilers" on ebay.com.au

do you have any links, or did someone go and buy all 16 of them last night?


I did find AMG front spoilers though..
http://tunstyle.eu/en/s-class/91-w116-amg-front-spoiler-lip-air-dam.html

but if you try to buy it, there is no carrier available to ship it to you......(USA)
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #69 on: 27 August 2017, 07:24 AM »
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #70 on: 27 August 2017, 04:27 PM »
Hi Rum,
I was pulling your leg mate, sorry!
ill have a good look around, I sure I had a few of these.
 one had a crack in a section but it was intact, it could be plastic welded easily I think and looks fine.
if I can find it next week ill send you some pics and work something out. 
can't sell the new one sorry, it was meant to go on my car but haven't got round to it yet. and the other, one always needs a spare!
regards
nathan
PS beware of the AMG ones, a batch of reproduction ones got done here in Australia a few years ago.  they are not genuine, as long as you are aware of this.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #71 on: 28 August 2017, 07:52 AM »
You know guys I have a good feeling that Benz will repop these for us ;D  I always thought that the 6.9/W126 leveling valves were never to be seen again and lo and behold they became available again at the bargain basement price of $ 1 640 per ;)
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #72 on: 09 September 2017, 07:25 AM »
I was driving my W108 last week, the lady in front of me slammed her brakes on to avoid a rabbit.  I tapped her car at @2mph.  Couldnt find even a mark on her car.  Initially I only saw my front license plate bent, but when I pulled away I saw something on the ground.  My grill badge.

I must of tapped the grill just enough to bust the aluminum screw holding the badge on  that also holds the top of the grill.  MB wants $240 for the badge and $170 for the vertical grill strip!

Compared to how MB likes to rip us off , $450 for a baffle plate seem very realistic.

As far as repo goes, I found but need to contact an injection molder company that make prototype molds and does injection.  Been bust but will get around to it.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #73 on: 09 September 2017, 09:44 AM »
If someone has drawings, or a 3D model, I could check a few companies in Eastern Europe to see if they'd be interested in getting these done and for how much.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #74 on: 09 September 2017, 11:21 AM »
I was quoted about $750 for 3D scanning, which would be the first step for any method of reproduction.
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