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Old 01-08-2009, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by MAF View Post
Jim- I have seen pictures, that the German guy,(selling on Ebay ),posts, and assumed that the 6.3 wheel would be all chrome.
Mine is a flat silver, with the two little arms , nearest the center being chrome.So this is a correct horn ring?
Thanks, for your expertise.

Well, my 69 6.3 had a painted one, so does my 71 250C, and every W114/W115 car I've ever owned.....

While not 100% certain, I strongly suspect the ring was changed from chrome at the same time the wiper arms and blade holders went from chrome to a brushed surface. These changes were considered a safety upgrade to minimize sunlight reflection. These changes likely took place in the 66-67 timeframe, when many of the safety rules were implemented. US cars also made the change at the same time.

I don't quite understand your reference to the chrome, the entire ring and both horizontal mounting arms, should be silver. The center hub cover should be vinyl all the way to the outside edge. Earlier wheels, sometimes had a chrome ring around the vinyl hub pad, but not the 6.3 or the W114/W115 cars.

Jim
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