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Old 07-26-2007, 07:00 PM
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500sl grill

Has anyone tried replacing the 500sl grill with one off a different Benz? A lot of Mercedes seem to have very similar grill, is anything else interchangable? Even if I had to make some modifications, I would not mind trying.

I see a lot of different aftermarket designs, nothing for the 500sl though.

I've found some replacement aftermarket grills for around 4-500, but I am looking for something maybe a bit different, if not cheaper.

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Old 08-06-2007, 11:52 PM
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I just ordered a new 3-slot grille for my '95 R129. I saw it on a guy's who is in England and it really looks great. I got mine off eBay for $199 plus shipping, but if you buy it from the site, it costs $349 but free shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-R129-SL320-SL500-Grille-Grille-91-02-BLACK-AMG_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQihZ019QQitemZ290144955563
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:11 PM
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I just ordered a new 3-slot grille for my '95 R129. I saw it on a guy's who is in England and it really looks great. I got mine off eBay for $199 plus shipping, but if you buy it from the site, it costs $349 but free shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-R129-SL320-SL500-Grille-Grille-91-02-BLACK-AMG_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQihZ019QQitemZ290144955563
Show me a picture when you get it installed. I like the looks, but would like to see one installed before shelling out the $$$.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:12 PM
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Show me a picture when you get it installed. I like the looks, but would like to see one installed before shelling out the $$$.
I second that.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:11 AM
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I second that.
Looks 'mickey' to me...
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:18 PM
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So..................who has a picture of one installed? It looks good in the box, but how does it fit? Does it look like a foot high aluminum spoiler bolted to your trunk lid or a class upgrade to your R129!
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:26 PM
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I Just Put The 3-slot On My 00 Sl. It Extends Away From The Grille Shell Farther So You Have To Extend The Secondary Hood Release Mechanism In The Star. Don't Know If I Would Do It Again. Didn't Expect To Have To Modify Anything. Also I Personally Think It Would Look Better In Black On A Black Car. I Will Try To Post A Picture Later.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:40 PM
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I Just Put The 3-slot On My 00 Sl. It Extends Away From The Grille Shell Farther So You Have To Extend The Secondary Hood Release Mechanism In The Star. Don't Know If I Would Do It Again. Didn't Expect To Have To Modify Anything. Also I Personally Think It Would Look Better In Black On A Black Car. I Will Try To Post A Picture Later.
Didn't they send you an extention for the hood release?
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:26 PM
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There is another post on this. Yes, they do now send an extended release with the kit
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:15 AM
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If you would like to see some pictures of a R129 with an aftermarket grill please go to Aftermarket grill
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