You can reuse the MB hog rings. Open them carefully, straighten them out and push through again (again - carefully). I was able to secure the MB hog rings with two pair of needle nose - one straight and one offset. Worked like a champ.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.