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New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available

Started by Squiggle Dog, 15 July 2020, 02:48 PM

rumb

Florida plates? whose car is that? Looks nice.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Squiggle Dog

Quote from: rumb on 04 December 2020, 02:17 PM
Florida plates? whose car is that? Looks nice.

Somebody on the W116 Facebook group.
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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+

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fichtl500

It seems to me that restoring the original chrome is a better solution. If you have bumpers in a state where there are no holes in it. It can be saved beautifully.

SteveDuNord

Can't see these on ebay nor their website. My front bumper frame looks a tad rusty, haven't inspected it yet. These look great!
'77 280se

johnnyw116

Quote from: SteveDuNord on 08 July 2022, 05:15 PMCan't see these on ebay nor their website. My front bumper frame looks a tad rusty, haven't inspected it yet. These look great!

i saw on this german webshop also stainless steel bumpers : https://www.oldieglanz.de/Mercedes/Mercedes--W116.html?language=en   but they are not so cheap they are 2400 euro for an set
JohnnyW116

rumb

For about that price you can buy new/NOS bumper sets with careful shopping.

Re-plating costs about the same.


front center 116-880-04-70 is only $477,  rear is @600 from MB
https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts/mercedes-benz-bumper-1168800470

The ends can be had for @300 each or less
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=w116+bumper&_sacat=0&Brand=Mercedes%252DBenz&_dcat=33640&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=3

_the Egypt seller has very good prices,---
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

sutekh

Has anyone here "Activated their Passion"? After now 2 fiascos with OE bumpers, I'm about to give these a shot and would love to ask someone with experience a few questions.

Due respect to those suggesting restoring is better... I've now dealt with sellers trying to scam me, shipping companies damaging them, misrepresentation (they're NEVER as nice as advertised and are all 50yrs old), and two of the worst plating jobs I've ever seen.

For all of my months of effort and thousands wasted, I am the proud owner of a complete set of OE euro bumpers with dents that have been pounded out, corroded portions of the rubber tracks, and chrome with so much poor adhesion and shadowing that I'd never put them anywhere near my car.

Sign me up for a new set all day long, please!

rumb

Glad you found a solution that works for you. Salt Lake Plating did an excellent job on several pieces that I sent them. You are correct that some vendors are not trustworthy.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

sutekh

Quote from: rumb on 07 February 2023, 07:48 PMSalt Lake Plating did an excellent job on several pieces that I sent them.

All the other platers in town have closed shop in the last few years unfortunately. SL is the only outfit left for 500mi, and they know it. They quoted me $3,200 to refinish my set!  :o

Speaking of other shops closing, I barely managed to get these back from the one other remaining outfit I'd contracted with that then shut down. Apparently all the employees left under less than amicable terms, and had been deliberately doing terrible work for months to sink the owner. Hence my quality problems...

At least my brackets and carriers are good, and recently powder coated. It looks like these Tynda repos are just the covers.

sutekh

Well, I took the gamble. I have to say, I'm very impressed (which is hard to do, I'm a picky SOB)! The entire kit showed up in about a week via FedEx air well packaged and undamaged.

The reproductions are definitely stainless and I have no reason to disbelieve the seller's claim that it's 304 (not magnetic). The material thickness is also adequate and they seem plenty sturdy. Maybe slightly thinner than OE, but if so, only just.

What I'm most enthusiastic about though, and certainly didn't expect, is that all the pieces are completely straight and polished to near perfection.

My opinion could change I guess when I attempt to mount them, but I doubt it. They puzzle together snugly, and the mounting holes and tabs are all in the right spots compared to my OE pieces.

I'm frankly amazed someone could make faithful repros of good quality out of stainless and ship them to the other side of the planet for $1,600, or that anyone would bother for what has to be a pretty niche w116 market at this point. Well done Tynda.

daantjie

Nice to hear a success story with so many kicks in the nuts that come with W116 ownership  8)
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

rumb

They even painted the insides! These look nice.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Jan S

Nice!

Looking forward to pics when assembled.
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

ptashek

If these also fit as the OEMs do, that's amazing indeed. Mine are triple plated and re-chromed, but a backup stainless set wouldn't hurt.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE