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dlssmith 03-12-2019 06:54 PM

124 Trunk lid stop replacement
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I spent $78 - Genuine MB parts -- to replace the trunk lid stops on the old 124. (did the rubber gasket seal today also) Soon enough these parts will be like hens teeth to find - like others. Thought I'd post a picture. No real comment on the job - not a troublesome thing to change and maybe not the greatest use of funds - but just one more step towards the nirvana of a restored no-spark beast. The comment is about how MB engineers decided to make this into a fairly complex thing. Talk about something being engineered...or well engineered or over engineered. Not sure which applies here.

Rrrockhound 03-13-2019 11:29 PM

I've been debating doing this. My stops look like your old ones, but the trunk closes fine so I'm not sure why I should bother. Do the new ones really make a difference?

Zulfiqar 03-14-2019 11:27 AM

a coat of plastidip can restore them too. The flex coating that is used to recoat ratchet handles and pliers etc.

Kestas 03-14-2019 01:47 PM

I plastidipped mine a few years ago. Waay cheaper than buying new ones. I think I paid $9 for the plastidip. The coating is holding up well.

hs_300e 03-15-2019 05:11 PM

I replaced mine a couple of years ago. When it rained, water was getting into the trunk via the cracked rubber around those stops. Replacing them stopped the water ingress.

Mikebear79 03-15-2019 05:54 PM

Mine are all dry rotted and cracking too on my ‘87 300D. I went to the junk yard to see if I could find a few but all the ones I saw were the same condition more or less.

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