W124 grill

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Palmer, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Palmer

    Palmer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I like the avantgarde style but cant seem to find any for a pre facelift. Anyone know anywhere? Or any other grill styles?
     
  2. brucemillar

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    Hi

    Good quality ones, are getting harder and harder to source now, in any style. Also be warned the price of re-chroming has also rocketed. I just had three quotes all in advance of £300. There are 'new' ones advertised on ebay for £50ish but I have been reliably informed that they are normally plastic and look like plastic when in place.

    Asking here is a good start or, try on the Facebook 124 enthusiasts group - which you should join for general help etc.

    I have managed to get hold of a stock grille for my pre-facelift from there, they are around.

    I have seen a few that have had the insert painted to match the body colour or just in a darker/black shade. That can look good. Some look awful though ;^)

    I painted my insert the same grey as my lower sills - Gallinit Grau. It was so faded it was impossible to tell what colour it would have been originally. The plastic (once faded) does not respond to the usual revival chemicals/potions - including Gtechniq.

    Good luck.
     
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    syncropaddy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ehh you wont cuz Avantgarde style was facelift only
     
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    Palmer

    Palmer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    None of the ones off ebay will fit my pre facelift, i bought one a year ago ish. Already gone rusty!
     
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  7. d w124

    d w124 MB Club Veteran

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    There's no genuine ones,they're all aftermarket
     
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