Originally Posted by babymog
The rear bumper is a wagon bumper. I bought it when I was looking at buying a T124 with a damaged rear bumper, but never bought the car. T124 bumpers are different than the W124 bumpers as the T bumper has a low-center to clear the rear hatch and the sedan bumper is straight across the top. Whether the '94/'95 T bumper is different than the '86-'93 bumper is what I don't know, ... other than paint colors (were all gray until '90).
Ah, I see -- well, I'll check with the dealer today to see what the cost is for the impact strip. And then I'll get a couple of estimates to have the one that's currently on the car repaired/painted. I'll let you know what I come up with on costs. My Indie recommended a good body shop that can either do it on the cheap and make it look decent or can also make it look new. I'll opt for the latter and see what they want. I'll also see what they want to paint and install a new one from the dealer.
I'm also thinking I might be better off waiting until summer when many body shops are looking for work. Winter/Spring tends to be their busy time, in New England anyway. Everyone is getting into accidents and having their cars towed in and we've had a pretty snowy one so far. But the thought of looking at the duct tape even a few more weeks -- well, I don't think I can.