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Old 05-12-2011, 02:19 PM
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Well I finally bit the bullet and installed my refinished junkyard bundt wheels on my 240D. I like the hub cap look better however with two bent rims i didn't feel safe driving on the interstate. These will have to do until I get a set of aluminum rims that will take the hub caps unfortunately that will most likely have to wait until I get the car and hub caps painted.











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Old 05-12-2011, 03:29 PM
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congrats--dont you just love that color benz? Looks like you live in moskito infested swampland or something like that.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:54 PM
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Great job

You did a really nice job on painting the bundts.

I know what you mean about them, though -- I like certain colours (example, dark blue) with the bundts, but mostly I would prefer the hubcap on the steel wheels.

Which aluminum rims will accept hubcaps?
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:48 PM
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Which aluminum rims will accept hubcaps?
they are the rims from a later 240D

here is a set on e-bay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-W123-300D-300CD-300TD-240D-WHEEL-4-RIMS-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35b20e2d07QQitemZ230620540167QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries


I must say I am amazed at the difference in handling between the alloys and the steelies... i don't know what the difference in weight is but its noticeable
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:14 PM
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congrats--dont you just love that color benz? Looks like you live in moskito infested swampland or something like that.
He does. Mostly gnats though. Ai have a house in the same neighborhood.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:03 PM
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they are the rims from a later 240D

here is a set on e-bay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-W123-300D-300CD-300TD-240D-WHEEL-4-RIMS-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35b20e2d07QQitemZ230620540167QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries


I must say I am amazed at the difference in handling between the alloys and the steelies... i don't know what the difference in weight is but its noticeable
The bundts look great! BTW, I always thought your car was painted orient red, but looking at the bigger photo it definitely looks different. Medium red?

Also, offrampwilly's posting has been up on ebay for a while. He may have a set of 240 D 5.5 alloys, but the picture is of steel wheels.

I happen to have a complete set (5) of light alloy disc wheels on ebay. Price is higher than this sellers, but I'm flexible if/when you're ready.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:39 PM
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The bundts look great! BTW, I always thought your car was painted orient red, but looking at the bigger photo it definitely looks different. Medium red?

Also, offrampwilly's posting has been up on ebay for a while. He may have a set of 240 D 5.5 alloys, but the picture is of steel wheels.

I happen to have a complete set (5) of light alloy disc wheels on ebay. Price is higher than this sellers, but I'm flexible if/when you're ready.
yep its medium red... i do need the wheels but im trying to hold off spending any money for the rest of the summer if i can help it... if they are still available later in the year i will be all over them
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It's a great color. I had a 77 300D that was the same color. It had parchment color interior, which was really dirty. The parchment color it almost white. I think the red would look great with a black interior. A Medium red wagon with black interior would be awesome.
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I always looked at your car with the hubbies, but now that it has the bundts you have the option to dress it up for the occasion you want

Some might disagree with me, but in MB-speak, that's a nice "upgrade"
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:55 PM
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I like the colour of your car too but what colour did you use for the wheels?
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:51 PM
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I always looked at your car with the hubbies, but now that it has the bundts you have the option to dress it up for the occasion you want

Some might disagree with me, but in MB-speak, that's a nice "upgrade"
lol... i really like the way the car looks with the bundts and the hubbies but it does look more "dressed up" with the bundts and more classic with the hubbies


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I like the colour of your car too but what colour did you use for the wheels?

Duplicolor T178 AKA BGM0535... its a GM color but it is a almost perfect match for the bundts
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:21 AM
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Great looking car! I used to own one with the same interior exterior combo that you have.

What paint did you use for the Bundts? Any special tips on application? It looks like a professional job to me.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:56 AM
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Great looking car! I used to own one with the same interior exterior combo that you have.

What paint did you use for the Bundts? Any special tips on application? It looks like a professional job to me.
I asked the same question and got this response in the post before yours:-

"Duplicolor T178 AKA BGM0535... its a GM color but it is a almost perfect match for the bundts"

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