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Old 08-08-2001, 11:59 AM
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Faux e500 I did it and so can you

In case you've been considering taking the plunge.
Here are the part numbers and Approx DEALER prices.
I updated my 92 400e to resemble a 94 e500
Mine was financed my an insurance mishap. I just paid the diff.

Front Bumper Cover 94 e500
124-880-47-70 - $1200 (actually this is the entire KIT you really only need the cover at $900)
L/R Fog Lights in bumper 94 e500
129-820-01-56 - $220
129-820-02-56 - $220
Hood 94 e500
124-880-26-18 - $587
Grill Assy
124-880-07-83 - $308
L/R Head light Assy's
124-820-07-57 - $612
124-820-08-57 - $612
L/R Fender 94 e500
124-880-25-18 - $475
124-880-26-28 - $475
L/R Fender Panel molding 94 e500
124-690-41-40-7700 - $254
124-690-42-40-7700 - $254
L/R Rocker panel Molding(Lower most molding beneath
doors) 94 e500
124-690-09-53 - $456
124-690-10-53 - $456
L/R Tail light assy 94 124 body update
124-820-87-64 - $195
124-820-88-64 - $204

As others have mentioned in previous threads you have to have wheels/tires with the correct offset to fill up the fenders. Mine obviously do.
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Old 08-08-2001, 12:18 PM
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Albert,
Sounds like a nice conversion...any pictures?
Do you plan to update the rear fenders as well?

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Old 08-08-2001, 12:43 PM
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Glen,
I dont believe its worth the trouble. Not enough "Bang" for the buck. It wasn'/isn't my intention to fabricate a e500, but I did/do like the wider front end and since I had the to replace mine due to accident, I said what the hell. I've taken it as far as it can go. No engine mods, but will probably add the chipo at some point.
Its a 10yrs old car and even at 165K still as flawless as the day I bought it. You should see peoples jaw drop when I tell them that its " just an Old Car".
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Old 08-08-2001, 01:45 PM
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Thanks...I was just curious because someday I want to get another 300E with 5-speed manual tranny and convert the body to full E500 spec.
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:27 PM
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Erm. Are you all missing the point of the E500. It's the motor, DUH!
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Old 08-08-2001, 05:44 PM
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Tony, the 500E is not only about the engine...I like the wider design and the sight of a 500E front running up from behind to woooossshhhh along on the German autobahn; it is the sight that I like the most.
For me it is the wider chassis with the different lights and over complete interior...everything bigger as 6 cylinders is way too fast to hold on to my beloved driving license.

On the German site www.mobile.de somebody is trying to sell a 300CE24 with 500E exterior...unfortunately there are no pics added, but for me the 300-24 engine would be power enough for the 500 fenders.

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Old 08-09-2001, 01:38 PM
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Why is anyone wants to put out $5K on a $7K car?

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Old 08-09-2001, 02:08 PM
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It is just a matter of PERSONAL taste and what you want to do with your OWN money.

For example, my neighbor FACTORY ORDERED a C180 with all the AMG styling add-ons including the C32 AMG badge. He feels quite proud every time he passes by with his 1.8-liter four-cylinder faux C32. And if you thought an M.B. dealer would not do this, think again! For money, they'll do anything!


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Old 08-09-2001, 02:14 PM
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...nets the owner(s) a sense of "added value" in terms of aesthetic appeal & uniqueness, pride of ownership/ enjoyment, & added $$$ market value.

...surely we can't live a day without the visual splendor of aftermarket bolt-ons attached to anything that moves: wheels, tires, exhaust, tint, suspension, decals, bumper stickers, stereos & entertainment equipment, interior and exterior lighting, body kits, grills, bells, whistles, etc.

good thing that "variety is the spice of life"- and - "to each his own"

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