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PMcG

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Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« on: 09 July 2020, 10:10 PM »
Does anyone know a good source for unused Euro headlights and Euro bumpers?  1976 450SE here.  Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #1 on: 09 July 2020, 10:27 PM »
Ebay.  Be prepared to sell a kidney...
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #2 on: 10 July 2020, 05:43 AM »
Without more investigation, I do know several bumper pieces you can buy new from MB. A few are NLA.

Rechroming may be a bit less than new on some pieces.

Headlights keep search in ebay and you can occasionally find a good price.

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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #3 on: 10 July 2020, 09:11 AM »
I see a pair of NOE Bosch Euro lights for $1200.  Is that par for the course?
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #4 on: 10 July 2020, 05:12 PM »
try ebay.de "w116  Scheinwerfer"  buying each side separate sometime works well.

Also sometime gumtree? in australia can net something
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #5 on: 10 July 2020, 10:28 PM »
I have a set of headlights for sale here. , LHD cars. (mind that!) How about you go find the cheapest NOS set available anywhere, show me, and I'll cut that by 25% ;) And no..not the one for 1200 bucks.. That is the most insane price I have ever heard!
I thought.. Some guy is selling a pair for 2299 euros...

I already did the work for you, in Germany, that is.  Only the "R-side is available, but if we quickly dream they have the L-side as well, they would charge 780 euro including shipping for the pair. I'll offer them 25% off for 585 euro including shipping. Does that work?

Same deal for bumpers. I don't have a main rear bar that I am willing to part with, but most of  the overriders front and rear, I'm gonna hold on to the front main bar for now as well..
Oh, and to further reduce costs.. i have some large overriders that are absolutely mint, but not officially NOS. I'd cut your best NOS find price by 35% for those.

So, to reduce costs: the main front beam is normally not that rare, and can often be found, 2nd hand, in pretty good nick -locally. It's the corners and the rear main that always have dents and rust.
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« Last Edit: 11 July 2020, 08:22 AM by floyd111 »

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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #6 on: 10 July 2020, 10:49 PM »
Without more investigation, I do know several bumper pieces you can buy new from MB. A few are NLA.

What bumper parts are NLA, Rumb? I know the main rear has gone above 1000usd now, but it can still be gotten as far as i know. Are there others I don t know of?

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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #7 on: 11 July 2020, 05:17 AM »
Just from memory one or both of the joiner strips.

Ps, I need to go check but I may be interested in a few bimper parts also.
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2020, 06:23 AM »
Current status of bumper parts

front
center 1168800470  NLA
r         1168800570  $247
l          1168800670   $253
joiner r   1168850123  NLA
joiner l   1168850223    $$36
top r    1168800170    $384
top l    1168800270    $729
reinforcing bar  11168890670  $253

total $1938


rear
cntr   1168800271  $828
r       1168800471  $305
l        1168800371    $304
joiner    1168850023   $43
upper r    1168800871   $477
upper l      1168800871   $488
reinforcing bar  1168800316  NLA

total  $2488



With prices like that rechroming is a good alternative.
« Last Edit: 11 July 2020, 03:35 PM by rumb »
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #9 on: 11 July 2020, 08:11 AM »
Strange the front sold out, and the rear is still available..
BTW.. who's selling the rear for 828usd? hate to say, but that s cheap now. Them are 900+ Euros inc tax and full discounts in Europe, and mostly just 1010euros inc.
« Last Edit: 11 July 2020, 08:17 AM by floyd111 »

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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #10 on: 11 July 2020, 10:40 AM »
Those prices are from mboemparts.com
There is a free shipping coupon (up to $75) benzworld2017
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #11 on: 14 July 2020, 07:15 PM »
I have been looking for Euro headlights and bumpers myself, although most likely used ones.  Several times on ebay there have been new stainless steel bumpers posted that are fabricated by a company in Vietnam called Tynda Bumper.  www.bumperclassic.com

Does anyone have any experience or opinion of these?  They were very prompt responding to email and said it takes about one month to fabricate the bumpers after ordering. 
Thanks for your time and insights. 

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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #12 on: 14 July 2020, 08:55 PM »
I'll check them out, thanks for posting!  I ended up finding a used pair of Euro lights for a few hundred bucks, and got a great local MBZ mechanic who is happy to swap them out at a very reasonable price.  Exactly what I'm looking for!  I'll post pics once ready!
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Re: Looking for unused Euro headlights and bumpers
« Reply #13 on: 16 July 2020, 11:29 PM »
The guy at bumper classic.com has a front and rear bumper for $1450, including shipping. 
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