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Old 07-12-2007, 03:41 PM
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450SLC Euro Bumpers

I was scouting around my local boneyard today and came across a 1974 Euro. 450SLC. The front and rear short bumpers appear to be in real nice shape except for the front rubber bumper guards. The yard wants $300 bucks for them.

I'm seriously thinking about swapping out the ugly US bumpers on my 1980 450slc. I'm a bit skeptical about the amount of protection they offer, but they sure would look good on my car.

Does anyone know if they will bolt right up? Will I need some sort I adapters? Any advice would be greatly apprciated. Thanks
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:35 AM
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I've done that on a W116. It will fine as long as you don't smack into something and look much nicer then what you have now.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:32 PM
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The euro bumper on my 84 280e will not withstand the park by brail mentality of the typical american. I got a cracked grill from it.

They look sweet though and are very very light.

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Old 02-23-2008, 01:07 PM
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They offer enough protection for us Europeans!
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