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Title: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 15 July 2020, 12:48 PM
I was browsing eBay and saw that now you can get a set of new stainless steel Euro bumpers for the W116 at what seems to be a very reasonable price. https://www.ebay.com/itm/114304948239 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/114304948239) I don't see them listed on their website yet. https://bumperclassic.com/index.php/categories/mercedes-benz.html (https://bumperclassic.com/index.php/categories/mercedes-benz.html)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/opIAAOSwUEheUUtY/s-l1600.jpg)

"Activate your passion to become full off"
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: ptashek on 15 July 2020, 01:33 PM
I was browsing eBay and saw that now you can get a set of new stainless steel Euro bumpers for the W116 at what seems to be a very reasonable price. https://www.ebay.com/itm/114304948239 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/114304948239) I don't see them listed on their website yet. https://bumperclassic.com/index.php/categories/mercedes-benz.html (https://bumperclassic.com/index.php/categories/mercedes-benz.html)

Rookie seller, 95.2% rating over 60 transactions, and item located in Vietnam...
Hmm, what could possibly go wrong :)
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: rumb on 15 July 2020, 01:54 PM
One would still need the inner support and the mounting brackets if you were replacing NA bumpers.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: floyd111 on 15 July 2020, 04:20 PM
As far as I know, they haven't even produced w116 bumpers yet..
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: daantjie on 15 July 2020, 05:07 PM
I would suspect the quality to be sub par to be honest.  The original parts are heavy, thick chromed steel.  I bided my time and bought my front and rear set in bits and pieces as they popped up online.  If you are patient and check globally on ebay and such you can eventually come out on top with a nice set.  I was lucky and scored a complete rear in mint condition from germany, and the shipping was not too bad and arrived very well packed.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 15 July 2020, 11:58 PM
Rookie seller, 95.2% rating over 60 transactions, and item located in Vietnam...
Hmm, what could possibly go wrong :)

Everyone I've heard from says that the product is good, so that's something.

One would still need the inner support and the mounting brackets if you were replacing NA bumpers.

I was wondering about that myself.

As far as I know, they haven't even produced w116 bumpers yet..

Maybe some lucky person on this site will get to try the first set!

I would suspect the quality to be sub par to be honest.  The original parts are heavy, thick chromed steel.  I bided my time and bought my front and rear set in bits and pieces as they popped up online.  If you are patient and check globally on ebay and such you can eventually come out on top with a nice set.  I was lucky and scored a complete rear in mint condition from germany, and the shipping was not too bad and arrived very well packed.

I hear the quality of their bumpers are very good. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to stainless steel. It will probably be a more realistic option as originals become more scarce and valuable.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: floyd111 on 16 July 2020, 12:50 AM
As far as I know, they haven't even produced w116 bumpers yet..

I actually tried, might have been 2 years ago now.  They didn't have them.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 16 July 2020, 11:42 AM
As far as I know, they haven't even produced w116 bumpers yet..

I actually tried, might have been 2 years ago now.  They didn't have them.

I wonder what happens if a person clicks "buy-it-now".
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 05 August 2020, 11:02 AM
Here's a review from someone who bought them. He said they arrived to him from Vietnam to Ireland in via airfreight in 4 days and was included in the price.


Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: ptashek on 06 August 2020, 08:47 AM
I can't see any of the pics you've uploaded SD. But if this is an Irish W116 owner, I might be able to find them and see those things in person some day. There's literally a handful of us in the country and I've met most of the owners that drive their cars. Chances are, they on the forum too.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 06 August 2020, 01:40 PM
I can't see any of the pics you've uploaded SD. But if this is an Irish W116 owner, I might be able to find them and see those things in person some day. There's literally a handful of us in the country and I've met most of the owners that drive their cars. Chances are, they on the forum too.

Sadly, this forum seems to be dying and pictures are no longer showing up. This is from the W116 Facebook group.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 08 August 2020, 02:03 PM
Refresh the page, and the pictures should show.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: ptashek on 08 August 2020, 02:41 PM
I'll see if I can make contact with the owner :)
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 04 December 2020, 10:35 AM
Another happy customer who ACTIVATED HIS PASSION TO BECOME FULL OFF!!!
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: daantjie on 04 December 2020, 10:40 AM
Another happy customer who ACTIVATED HIS PASSION TO BECOME FULL OFF!!!

Ha-ha too funny, gives new meaning to "lost in translation" ;D
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: rumb on 04 December 2020, 11:17 AM
Florida plates? whose car is that? Looks nice.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 05 December 2020, 02:33 PM
Florida plates? whose car is that? Looks nice.

Somebody on the W116 Facebook group.
Title: Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
Post by: floyd111 on 03 May 2021, 06:07 PM
Has anyone bumped into any reviews yet?