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W116 Overriders/Grille Guards

Started by Squiggle Dog, 23 July 2009, 05:09 PM

pompy

Last year I saw a late, Euro, red K-jet 350 SE with MB1's and small bumperettes font and rear.
Guys, it honestly looked OK and the car was still in good nic. I had a spy-pic somewhere...

Squiggle Dog

(Work in progress) dedicated to grille-guard lovers everywhere:

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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+

oscar

Maaate that is awsome, congratulations!!!!

Funny thing, when I first saw your username way back when, all I could think of was "Mr Squiggle".  How apt, you don't by any chance bare any resemblence do you  ;D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Squiggle

I tried drawing a w116 freehand a couple of times and failed miserably.  You've done a superb job and US bumpers never looked so cool.  Well done!! 8)
1973 350SE, my first & fave

Squiggle Dog

Haha, no resemblance to Mr. Squiggle.
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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+

Jimbo

Before and after's



The end results of one full day of high speed compounding,cleaning and waxing, the paint still had a little water on some parts of the car in the pics (hood) but the 35 year old paint still looks like its wet even when its 100% dry.

Squiggle Dog

Your car looks great! Do your over riders have metal on them?
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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+

Jimbo


Squiggle Dog

Interesting... it appears, then, that there is more than one version of these overriders as the ones I saw in person were all rubber.
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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+

Jimbo

and if im right I think the metal can be posihed out.

Jimbo

Quote from: Squiggle Dog on 01 April 2010, 10:22 PM
Your car looks great! Do your over riders have metal on them?

Oh yeah and thanks !

But I did not notice how many dings and dents the body has until after I put some shine to her  :P

Jimbo

#25
Squiggle Dog, it seems that the black paint has come off all my over riders that cover the metal, I am thinking that the metal just appears to look like rubber due to the black paint,but it would be great if I was wrong of course.

Also I am happy to find out today that the metal can be shined up quite a bit to look really good, I did rub a little polish on one today just to see if I would get any result and......









Squiggle Dog

Cool! I think you may be right. The ones I saw in person probably are metal that is painted black with rubber tips. Polishing the metal parts would look nice.
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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+

Casey

*eyes Squiggle suspiciously*  Oh you think it will be easy do you?  Well, demand for bumper overriders in the US has just doubled!  I didn't see the picture of the fins on the back bumper before finding this thread, and that really seals the deal for me - I must have some!

I'd love to find a set and get the metal portion stripped of any paint, and chromed.

But, I must give credit where credit is due - if it weren't for your interest I wouldn't even know these existed.  Did you ever manage to find any information about these?  Or do you have any idea about what ever happened to that Craigslist car?  I suppose jimbo was wise and didn't want to give his up.

1980sdga

I'd like to have something similar, only with a little more "rally car" vibe... 

Maybe a roof rack  ;D

Squiggle Dog

Here's a complete car for sale with them: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160576568375

I think the official term for these is "badge bar". I've seen these on W115, W108, and earlier cars. I'm still very curious as to whether these were a dealer, a J. C. Whitney item, or what. I'm not sure if that craigslist car ever sold. Maybe it's still down at the car lot.

I put 6.9 bumpers on my car and now I'm not sure if they would look right on them, but I still keep my eyes peeled.
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1967 W110 Universal Wagon, Euro, Turbo Diesel, Tail Fins, 4 Speed Manual Column Shift, A/C
1980 W116 300SD Turbo Diesel, DB479 Walnut Brown, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 350,000+