Front grill

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Stirling1314, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Stirling1314

    Stirling1314 New Member

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    Great board.

    I've noticed on some of the pictures that the front grill has been changed showing chrome on all the horizontals, any idea where I can get one for my 1997 C280?

    Cheers
     
  2. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    yep, from your dealership - its about 280 pounds.
     
  3. Dave B

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    Part no. B66880127 and cost about £160-180 according to previous info from Shude (I think).
     
  4. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    yup thats just for the Insert, you will use your existing frame - easy mod to do.
     
  5. Shude

    Shude MB Club Veteran

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    It's £164 including VAT IIRC. &nbsp;Don't be surprised if your stealership deny knowledge of the part, you'll get used to that, we all have <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

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    It's the first mod I did, and it's certainly one of the best. &nbsp;Only takes 10 minutes to install, and requires just a basic set of tools (I used my £5 cheapo pc repair type kit).
     
  6. Dave B

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    cheers Shude.....I thought K had over-estimated the cost. &nbsp;Didn't realise he was quoting for the whole grille assembly.
     
  7. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Dave B @ July 31 2002,13:49)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">cheers Shude.....I thought K had over-estimated the cost.  Didn't realise he was quoting for the whole grille assembly.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    2 years ago I brought the Lorinser grill insert - that cost me 250 pounds, I have the recipet :

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    Stirling1314

    Stirling1314 New Member

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    Thanks for that, I will let you know if I decide to do it.
     
  9. Paul

    Paul Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm sure I've seen them advertised at Euro Car Parts. They are less than £100 if I remember correctly. Not sure about quality  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'> Though.

    Keep us informed as the grill on my E-Class (W210) is the same style as yours and like you I prefer the all chrome slats rather than Just the 2 horizontal chrome ones.
     
  10. Dave B

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    Yeah Paul, I've also seen the W210 avantgarde insert advertised by Euro Parts quite cheaply.
     
  11. Koolvin

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    get it and mod it with a dremel to make it fit (thats what MB does)
     
  12. Shude

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    I believe the w210 avantgarde grill is only £85ish from the stealership, as Koolvin says this can be cut to size to fit the w202, that's what MBenzNL did, that's what MB does (mine has a w210 part no. on it) and that's what Bekkers etc do.

    I was just lazy and bought the pre-cut one, only takes 10 mins to fit etc, no messing around.
     
  13. Dave B

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    Euro Parts list the 210 AV grille insert at £55 exc VAT and del.
    .....anyone got a Dremel I can borrow  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>    

    Maybe a bit messy though and you'd kick yourself if you cocked it up  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
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    It surely must be less hassle buying an e class avantgarde. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>
     
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    um, who has 5+ brand new ones... &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>
     
  16. Dave B

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">um, who has 5+ brand new ones...  </td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>

    would that be for 210s or 202s ??

    And the golden question.......How Much ??
     
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    I have just found the W210 Avantgarde complete grill on Euro Car Parts for £55 plus VAT!

    Will it fit a W202 C-class? I read here somewhere that it needs modifying, how much needs to be done?

    The pictures on here look great, I am going past a Euro Parts shop tomorrow and I may get one if it will fit.
     
  18. Dave B

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    Jimmy:  no, it won't fit straight out of the box.  

    You have to take a fair bit off the top and sides to get it in, but it can be done.  

    £55 +VAT......make that £250 if you're running a sware box <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>


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  19. Koolvin

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    Dave, is that your handy work? also can u show me more of the headlight protectors?
     
  20. GrahamC230K

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">also can u show me more of the headlight protectors?

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    I second that. I get pebble-dashed by stones regularly on the roads near me. Would be interested in those, MB don't sell any OEM ones (or so my parts guy told me).
     
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