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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by yan2947 on January 21, 2019, 04:22:00 PM »
Henry, thank you for your suggestion.  I will paint the water pipes black and would love your opinion on anything else you might see as I begin to assemble.  How do you plate them first?  Then you also paint them black?  What about the valve?
I would be interested in a complete heater box assembly if you have it.  I have been unable to find a used one as of yet.
Henry, so just the large bumper guards had the rubber?
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by Henry Magno on January 21, 2019, 12:05:21 PM »
I don't think the license lights or the small embellishers had any gaskets against the bumper.

Yan are you still looking for the heater flap? I might have one but am not sure. I have some of these assemblies but I don't think that I would want to split up a complete unit.

Can I make a suggestion? I think you should paint your water pipes on the firewall. For extra protection I've been plating these black first, then painting.

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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by Henry Magno on January 21, 2019, 11:53:14 AM »
Note that the ebay offering caps do not match.  I think the unpainted pair have a middle ring that is circular in profile,  the painted ones have a profile that is asymmetrical. Also keep in mind if purchasing used that the 170 V caps are smaller than the 170 S/220 caps.
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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by yan2947 on January 21, 2019, 08:46:27 AM »
good to know.
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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by CraigS on January 21, 2019, 03:41:18 AM »
Yes, they are not too bad, but you wouldn't use one on a concours vehicle.
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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by Scott Montoney on January 20, 2019, 06:34:57 PM »
I've seen the stencils, but never used one.
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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by yan2947 on January 20, 2019, 11:47:17 AM »
I got 4 nos hubcaps on ebay that were part of a grouping.  I think they were about 100 each.  Hard to find.  Has anyone used one of these to paint their hubcaps?

https://www.authenticclassics.com/Rubber-Painting-Stencil-for-Hub-Cap-Mercedes-190SL-p/auth-008893.htm
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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by CraigS on January 07, 2019, 04:12:56 AM »
The problem with aftermarket is the quality of the chrome and you certainly don't want to pay 50 - 60% of the genuine article only to have problems a couple of years later. You may just have to keep an eye out and buy them one by one.
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General Discussion / Re: Hub caps
« Last post by twigren on January 05, 2019, 05:40:14 PM »
hi craig!
yeah, i know - but to pay almost the same amount (as new, but at 3/5 quality....), cannot be a good solution.
do you know any other options?
/thomas
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