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W124 sec hood grill

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are there anybody that knows if and W124 sec hood grill fits my W126 sec hood....?
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It'll be quite a lot smaller I'm afraid.

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It'll be quite a lot smaller I'm afraid.
but it looks the same....
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That's an aftermarket grille to make it look more along the lines of an SEC I believe. Not that I'm an expert, but I would be astonished if the two were interchangeable, considering the size difference of the cars.
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It was an aftermarket 124 grille.
Most consisted of a sheet metal shell that had to be installed on the 124 hood and accepted the SEC grille. Downside was that the width of the shell covered the 124 fog lights.
There was also a SL version that accepted the R129 grille.
Will not fit a 126.

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but it looks the same....
Also, that's a W201, not a W124. The SEC style hood is common on the W201, but I've never seen it done on a W124.

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I have two w126 SEC grilles in excellent condition available. PM me for details if you need to replace yours.

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Also, that's a W201, not a W124. The SEC style hood is common on the W201, but I've never seen it done on a W124.
Goeckel still makes the R129 shell:



The SEC shell:



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Goeckel still makes the R129 shell:



The SEC shell:



The R129 shell:

Now those are clearly W124s. Doesn't look too bad, I'm just not a fan of the fog lights showing through behind the grill. For those that did the SEC hood look on their W201s, or even 126 sedans, I always wondered why they didn't use SEC lights. No way to make them fit?

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