Date registered: Mar 2018
Vehicle: 1990 300E 4Matic, 1987 560SL
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I did the same thing (cut the feet off, smoothed off the brackets with an angle grinder, and drilled through them) when I installed my euro bumpers. Once the bolt was tightened in the bumper frame, I tightened a pre threaded jam nut back against the bracket face in order to insure a tight fit between the bracket, and fender. I reinstalled the rubber seals along with the brackets.