Date registered: Oct 2014
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Front bumper w114 questions?
I've got this 1973 w114 280c with an extra pair of horns. The ones behind the license plate are there, but so are some big chrome ones by the round fog lights. I thought they were aftermarket, until I started looking at things while disassembling the front. The brackets are built into the bumper brackets and the wiring looks like the rest of the car's wiring. Are these from the factory?!?
If not, I'm just going to cut the brackets and sell the horns on eBay, but if they are some rare accessory, I'll keep the brackets intact.
Also, I plan on removing the second chrome bumpers on the corners. I'm guessing they were added to make the car US-compliant? I think a single bumper will look better. I'm assuming I can just cut those brackets/mounts and be good. Is this a popular modification, or does everyone keep the entire front bumper original?