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Jonny B

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Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« on: February 15, 2020, 03:10:27 »
Well Pagoda-ites - I think I just re-cornered the market on the square exhaust tips. Palm Beach Classics had a pair for sale, and I could not help myself.

Just got them today.

We had a thread with a similar title but I could not reply to that, locked out for time I believe. So this is the latest update.
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 10:37:22 »
Quote from: Jonny B
.../...square exhaust tips.../...Just got them today
Nice catch  :D
This is what the exhaust tips looked like on our SL's when they left the Factory.
Today, only the rolled (rounded) end is available
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 15:36:09 »
Somehow the square ends look more elegant and match the "architectural lines" of the pagoda.
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 16:40:55 »
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 22:01:44 »
Somehow the square ends look more elegant and match the "architectural lines" of the pagoda.

Exactly - it is amazing  - such a small detail and makes so much difference...
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 03:27:29 »
Well Pagoda-ites - I think I just re-cornered the market on the square exhaust tips. Palm Beach Classics had a pair for sale, and I could not help myself.

Just got them today.

We had a thread with a similar title but I could not reply to that, locked out for time I believe. So this is the latest update.

Jonny B, 
Very nice find, I heard on the grapevine that you had the  market cornered long before you found this pair!  If you find them cluttering up your storage space just let me know.  They would look very nice on my “mostly original” 280SL! 😎
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 04:12:31 »
It would be nice to see a pic with them installed! Great find!
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 11:22:07 »
I have had several sets of original tips over the 42 years of owning my car, the last set disappeared while at a well known Mercedes dealer in London to have the back end fixed after I was hit in the rear by another pagoda while stationary at a junction in Germany.

Anyway what I was getting to was the hollow square section seamed vulnerable to denting hence the several sets while having the car so I decided to get some made and am very pleased with the outcome,  the square section is solid bronze so no fear of denting ( shouldn't need another set ) :D

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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 15:41:45 »
Here is a snap of the ones on my 250 SL. Had to get close in to be able to see the detail.

Very cool Maurice. Did you take a set of the rounded tips and use those for the transplant.
Jonny B
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 15:54:59 »
Thanks Jonny, yes I used a pair of after market stainless, the  dimples are there on the other side. All chromed
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 17:42:42 »
Nice, Maurice.
What are the dimensions of the brass ring you added - width and thickness - to match the originals?
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Re: Exhaust tips square vs round - Part 2
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2020, 19:12:54 »
I WILL GET THE MEASUREMENTS, I KNOW THEY ARE NOT EXACT AS IT WAS DONE FROM MEMORY.
IF YOU WANT IT EXACT YOU WILL HAVE TO SPEAK TO JONNY.
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