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Pre 74 bumpers on a 74 230?

I have a 74 230 that I like other than the bumpers. I really like the pre 74 bumpers. Is it possible to remove the bumper shocks and replace the current bumpers with pre 74 versions?

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Bob

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2001 S430
2005 C230 Sport
2008 SLK 350
2012 SLK 350

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I have a 74 230 that I like other than the bumpers. I really like the pre 74 bumpers. Is it possible to remove the bumper shocks and replace the current bumpers with pre 74 versions?

Thanks

Bob
Yup. I have a 1974 also, but I have 73' 280 bumpers on it. Basically take your old ones off and take the shocks off. You have some metal to cut, a little to tri, here and there and a few holes to drill but overall its pretty straight forward.
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Now to find a nice set of bumpers that won't break the bank to buy

Bob

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Yeah I got mine at pullapart (youpullit - there are many names for these yards) for maybe 40 bucks for the set and they were in pretty good shape.
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Unfortunately there are no salvage yards here close that have any vintage Benzes so will have to be searching Internet for something

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