w108,107 Parts Hoarder
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
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The body would have been very easy to fix on this, and my contact offered me a rear bumper for next to nothing. It shocked me how inexpensive the bumper was going to be. We are "fiends" at this point though. He helps me. I help him. I have been shocked at both how much he asks for most parts (and also purchased parts from me), yet he gives me parts for free and sells them to me at next to nothing. I think he has found himself a very loyal friend.
In any case, the rear damage was honestly only a very minimal concern for me. I was confident that I would have been able to bang that out.
And as for the bumper distance from the body, are you an advocate of 5 mph bumpers of the 70's and 80's? I am personally on a mission to rid the world of big bumper w107s. Hideous!!! And what they did to w116 is even worse. What an abomination!!!
My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.