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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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R107 72mm Wheel Caps

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I have a 1979 SL350 and am trying to source some 72mm diameter wheel caps for it. I can only seem to find 75mm ones.

At the moment it has 2 caps, but there is no part number on the inside and my local Mercedes dealer can't help without a part number.

If any one can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm not aware of two sizes. What I see in EPC is the following:
A1084000625 as a part number, which is replaced by
A1074000025. Are you trying to find the early metal ones instead of the later plastic ones? Are they different diameters?

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Hi,

Thanks for the part numbers, doing a search show that they look different to the ones that I am after.

This is the only picture I can find 1off MERCEDES ALLOY WHEEL centre cap 72mm | eBay

Thanks Again
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Does your wheel look like the one on the left or the one on the right in the picture below?
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...if your wheel looks like the one on the right, it isn't original to the car. You need the part number for the wheel in that case, which should be on the wheel, probably on the inside. Got a spare in the trunk? See if it matches and if it has a part number. If your wheel is like the one on the left, you probably just need the ones that are readily available for "BUNDT" wheels...

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Hi,

The wheels look like the one on the right.

I will have a look on the inside of the wheel to see if they have a part number on as the spare wheel has a 75mm centre cap!?!?!?

Never heard of "BUNDT" wheels, will have to google that

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Check for 2nd generation W126 wheels.

http://vancouver.kijiji.ca/c-cars-ve...AdIdZ471771991

"Bundt" is a commonly used name for the alloy rims. It comes from the wheels resembling a "Bundt" cake.

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Never heard of "BUNDT" wheels, will have to google that
Bundt wheels are the alloy wheels like the one on the left, used commonly by Mercedes from about 1972 to 1985. Various manufacturers, various sizes. Commonly 14" wheels 6" diameter, 6.5" diameter. 15" Bundts are available and desired by people who want a larger wheel with the OEM look. For a 1979 car I assumed you had the wheel on the left but you don't!

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Hmm, I think I prefer the Bundt cake, yummy.

I had a look on EPC for W126 caps, but it does not give the diameter and there are a few choices.

The wheels aren't the original ones as this car would of had steel ones when it was new. It has undergone a 'complete' strip and rebuild and is in the final stages of having the interior fitted.

Thanks for your help
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Bundt cake can be very good. So you are EPC-savy - that's useful. That's why you need the part number for the wheel - so you can get the corresponding center cap. EPC will let you look it up based on the wheel part number. And since the wheels are not original to the car, the VIN and year of the car aren't relevant.

Actually, I would have guessed that unless your car is a non-US Spec car, it probably would have had Bundt wheels....

Where are you located, and is your car US-spec?

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