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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 PM
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Found 230e--snagged the Euro bumpers

Yup, found a 230e at the junkyard, and got the euro bumpers. the front bumper was excellent chrome, but the passenger side impact strip was cracked. the rubber trims on either side were pleasantly un-cracked, and the brackets that held them not rusted. sweet!

Rear bumper had a bit more pitting--i'll see if I can buff it out with my rotary buffing machine and some rouge. Couldn't get the rear bumper ends off though--the trunk was locked! the rubber on the trims was cracked, but i could of used the brackets that held them.

luckily, there was a mid-week special at this junkyard on bumper parts, so I got both bumpers and the front bumper ends for $50 including tax

can't wait to install the front to pull off the complete euro look
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:31 PM
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Yup, found a 230e at the junkyard, and got the euro bumpers. the front bumper was excellent chrome, but the passenger side impact strip was cracked. the rubber trims on either side were pleasantly un-cracked, and the brackets that held them not rusted. sweet!

Rear bumper had a bit more pitting--i'll see if I can buff it out with my rotary buffing machine and some rouge. Couldn't get the rear bumper ends off though--the trunk was locked! the rubber on the trims was cracked, but i could of used the brackets that held them.

luckily, there was a mid-week special at this junkyard on bumper parts, so I got both bumpers and the front bumper ends for $50 including tax

can't wait to install the front to pull off the complete euro look
Awesome. I've been wanting to do this very thing as well...euro bumpers look sweet.

Nice work.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:39 PM
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yeah, the only thing is, at the ends of the front bumper is a piece with a hook at the end. wonder if that piece attaches to a stock part that's on the body end, or did I need to pull that part off the car? totally didn't notice that when i was removing it.

also there was a thin but wide plastic piece in the middle of the bumper, right in front of the radiator--is this a part that's only used on euro bumpers, or on n-am ones as well? i snagged this part but may end up not needing it
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:24 AM
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I love the looks of the Euros, but the DOT ones offer the protection of 5 mph bumps.

There was the sebring post recently and those poor Euros didn't stand a chance.

If i was the only driver on the road I would wear Euros
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:45 AM
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I love the looks of the Euros, but the DOT ones offer the protection of 5 mph bumps.

There was the sebring post recently and those poor Euros didn't stand a chance.

If i was the only driver on the road I would wear Euros
thats because Germans are better drivers
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:13 AM
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I tried buffing one out. it is not chrome, it is solid metal of some kind that does not seem to react well to polishing. keeep this in mind when you figure your purchase price
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:25 AM
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I have a nice set of euro bumpers on my parts car and a decent set on another car.

What are they worth?
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:54 PM
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I have a nice set of euro bumpers on my parts car and a decent set on another car.

What are they worth?

if they are the 3 piece metal versions you can sell them, but I stopped pulling the rubber sided ones because they dont sell often and when they do it is not enough to be worth the effort
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:54 PM
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if they are the 3 piece metal versions you can sell them, but I stopped pulling the rubber sided ones because they dont sell often and when they do it is not enough to be worth the effort

woah, so there's a euro style bumper that's like the older gen Mercs and are metal all the way around? coud i get some pics of this? presumably this is for the pre-update models before '81, rite?
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:55 PM
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I have a nice set of euro bumpers on my parts car and a decent set on another car.

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dude, could you maybe get your own thread or something? i mean, seriously

ok efit, post a for sale ad in this one
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