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Going to remove front bumper for new paint,any hints on removal and time involved?
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Thanks! have to fill and prime it,new impact strip,is that simple to replace?
105F today! hope its cooler on Mon.
 

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The whole process is simple John. The impact strip snaps into place and is held tight with a series of tabs. You'll see all this when you have the bumper off. Take a peek at the online manual. Lefty loosey, righty tighty.

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I just visited a LKQ in Clearwater, FL and scored a front bumper from a 400E for $40. Its complete and not broken. I couldn't believe it! Just needs paint then its going on the coupe!

Removal is simple. I did it in the junk yard in 10 minutes...I did have power tools though :)

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Is that the 400E with all the window's knocked out?

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Is that the 400E with all the window's knocked out?

Jayare
Jayare that's the one. I'm heading back there now so its about to be missing some more stuff :p

That's the one thing I hate is seeing broken stuff cause people are careless and clueless! Especially the wood trim...they charge less that $10 a piece because they think its plastic and its always broken!

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A pal and I tried to buy that car a few times. Finally, the seller wouldn't return call or text messages. A few weeks ago, I stroll into the LKQ and there is sits. The story was the seller's brother smashed out the windows.

I got a load of stuff off that car and my pal did as well. Let me know what's left. While getting the brakes, rotors etc. the wrench slipped and I ended up getting stitches in my left hand. So, the big brakes are with me now.

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Its bumperless that's for sure! Today I go the AC control panel and the wood to go with it. Some spare switches, visors, and some other small things.

Car is pretty well stripped of the good stuff. Someone took cams from the driver side head, radiator/condenser gone, ABS lines destroyed, interior is torn up pretty good too. I think I may go.back and get the headlights with attached wiper motors...ill need them for my coupe cause mine were switched to horrible aftermarket ones. There's only one other 300E there now too which is torn up too. I wish a 94 or 95 would get in there!

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I'm actually working on the same thing but I have to replace the bumper/radiator support. Is that welded or bolted on? I haven't done a lot of bodywork in my day o_O
 

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I'm actually working on the same thing but I have to replace the bumper/radiator support. Is that welded or bolted on? I haven't done a lot of bodywork in my day o_O
All Mercedes core supports are welded. No strength in bolts hence their known safety ratings.

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