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Old 07-18-1999, 08:13 AM
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Can the lower plastic body cadding of the 1987+ 190es be retrofitted to earlier 190? Ive got a 1985 190e and Id like to make this change. I know Id need front and rear bumpers as well as all of the side plastic. How available is this stuff? Any ideas on costs?
Old 07-18-1999, 06:40 PM
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Several panels on my car (190e) were missing when I purchased it. I checked at a local junkyard for pieces and found them (on three different wrecks) fairly cheap ($45). I had them professinally painted ($70) and they "popped" onto plastics snaps screwed into the panels.

If you can fit the euro-panels, check some junkyards first for pieces before you hit the dealer or aftermarketers.
Old 07-18-1999, 10:57 PM
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Brad, what year is your 190e? Mine is a '85 that was made before MB used plastic all around. Did you drill the holes? Has anyone updated the look of an older (like mine) 190e?
Old 07-19-1999, 10:05 PM
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I didn't have to drill at all. And my car is an 89.
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