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Benz280

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Headlight Plastic
« on: March 21, 2024, 13:34:02 »
Looking to see if anyone has found a source to replace ONLY the plastic insert.
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Re: Headlight Plastic
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2024, 13:53:52 »
Thank You, have you installed - OEM quality ?
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Re: Headlight Plastic
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2024, 15:57:44 »
Thank You, have you installed - OEM quality ?

Greg, at PagodaFest in Chicago, VEP was there with a couple of tables worth of their products--some new, some repro, some used. All were very high quality. They also know and love these cars as much as we do! They sold a lot of merchandise as it was better to sell it than take it home back to California.

I ended up buying a set of chrome exhaust ends at PagodaFest as mine (see another post on the subject!) went flying off somewhere on I65 about 3 hours south of Chicago. I just finally got the exhaust all sorted and will install these new ones today, if I can remember where I put them! LOL.
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Re: Headlight Plastic
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2024, 18:44:19 »
I’ve been eyeing those at Vintage Euro Parts.  They are certainly priced fairly.  Not sure but I think they may be 3D printed.  I asked my mechanic who deals with Batak at VEP regularly and he complained that some were difficult to fit.  My drivers side is cracked and I’m willing to take a gamble.  (I have a new pair of complete assemblies from Bosch but I’m holding off using them until I decide to respray or not…so this is just for a temporary fix.)  I’ll report back once installed. 
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Re: Headlight Plastic
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2024, 01:03:14 »
I was thinking about these also.  I replaced my Headlight doors many years ago and the new ones don't have a tight fit like the original chrome did against the opening.  The originals fit the opening perfectly.
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