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W115 grill swap

Hello there!

Just a very quick question... Would be possible to change the grill in a W115 (more specifically, a 240D) for that of a W113 (Pagoda Style)?

I am perfectly aware that both models have completely different body styles, but is this even possible to do? Would a body shop do it? How much needs to be changed to fit the grill?

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Don't think it's possible.. And wouldn't look good at all.

And also, if the look you're after is the big star in the centre of the grille, then you can't get the look you want. Because the of the height of the grille..
But you could give it a try.. On your own responsibility..

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Anything is possible. A good job would require much metal fabrication and would be very costly. It would look horrible. DON'T DO IT!
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And also, if the look you're after is the big star in the centre of the grille, then you can't get the look you want. Because the of the height of the grille..
You mean the SL grille is taller than the w115 grille?
Does anybody have the measures of both the grille and the front of a w115 240D so I can figure it out?

Here's a photoshopped render of what I am looking for! Practically a 4-door, 30mpg Pagoda.



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Early 114 and 115's are higher in grill than the last of series. Your idea,like so many good pieces of inspiration has been done before on a W109.
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Early 114 and 115's are higher in grill than the last of series. Your idea,like so many good pieces of inspiration has been done before on a W109.[/img]
What a beauty! Whose is it?
SL and SEC grilles with the big star in the middle (not the cheapo ones) are simply amazing... a pity they were not applied to other models until recently! I remember seeing a w124 300TD with a SEC grille and whoa, what a change!
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