Switching w210 back to prefacelift body

Smaltze

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You're going to think I'm silly, but my body panels on my facelift w210 estate are trashed, theres not a single healthy panel. I actually love the pre facelift look when combined with my big dished wheels and lowered.

I have a guy breaking a pre facelift who is offering all the parts i need for chips.

The bits i can see are different are bumpers, skirts, wingmirros, front wings, and bonnet and bits around the lights.

Is it just a straight switch over when you do the lot. I know its a problem to do the front bumper because the bonnet and wings are different but if i do them too will it all just fit?

how easy will it be roughly? I've had the bumpers and skirts off before so i know the process but i don't know what the prefacelift bits are like and if they fit.

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This is what I'm after roughly. I have dished 18" 3 spoke wheels though and big spacers :)

Cheers!
 

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The front wings wont fit. The whole front end is different not just the outer panels.

PostFL outer wings slope more towards the front than PreFL so inner wings are different (and not removable).
As the front is lower at the leading edge...
Bonnet is different.
Headlights are different.
Bumper is different.
Grille is different.
Slam panel is different.
Front cross panel is different.

It could be done but frankly you'd be better to buy a pre-facelift car.
 
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I was thinking- you’ll need a lot of time, patience, and skill in tin- bashing and filling/ painting.
 

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Much better to source a 210 pre-facelift there are still some good ones out there and same can be said about the facelift, it might be time to consider a 211 there are hundreds of good examples on sale at the moment
 
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Just frustrating as I've done alot of internal work to my current one.

Ohwell...
 

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as above. I didn't know they were different underneath the skin, but id be tempted to look for decent facelift replacement parts. ive had the pre facelift and preferred the look of the facelift.
 

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Buy mine!
All good panels, bonnet and wings replaced, D6 box, other new parts etc.
 
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Buy mine!
All good panels, bonnet and wings replaced, D6 box, other new parts etc.

Let's swap? ;) what engine is it
 

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OK!:)
As per my sig. and 'name', OM613 ... + 25%:D
I've a document somewhere listing all the work done in my 3 year ownership.

I recall you're not far from East London, so come and have a look?

I'd rather it went to an enthusiast than me use the 'on-line cattle market' disposal option.
 


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