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Front wings for the R129 model


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Could someone provide guidance on where to get front wings for an R129? I am looking for original equipment quality, but not from Mercedes-Benz, since they are unable to provide financing due to my age.

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Regrettably, I am unable to provide much assistance. I'm concerned, but have you had a pricing quote from MB? It is always advisable to inquire if they can provide any kind of discount. Yes, some individuals do.

Here is a hyperlink to a specialist in body panels. However, it is unclear what the quality of their work is, and they do not specifically mention the R129 model. Nonetheless, it may be worthwhile to inquire with them. Carz2 Ltd specialises in providing professional replacement body panels.

Hopefully, a somebody with expertise in this area will arrive to provide assistance.

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I strongly advise against using patent components since they are structurally weak and prone to poor fitting. Additionally, you will likely have the same issue of rotting through after a few years.
The most advisable option for someone with a limited budget is to contact specialist Mercedes breakers and get the highest quality wings that are free from rust and dents. It is essential to thoroughly protect the susceptible regions from rust before reinstalling the wings.

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Respectfully, it appears that you have not recently purchased any counterfeit panels. Your statement may have been accurate in the past, but nowadays, most panels are of comparable quality to original equipment. In the last two years, I have acquired two new wings for my 124 coupé, and they fit flawlessly straight from the packaging. The gaps between the wing and the bonnet, as well as the wing and the doors, are excellent. And the most satisfying aspect is...

Each item cost £24 and a little amount of change.

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That is a reasonable point.I rely on the expertise of a seasoned automotive restoration specialist for my automobile restoration needs. With 40 years of experience in the industry, he provides valuable insights. Personally, I prioritise using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts since I typically sell my vehicles after enjoying them for a while. In my opinion, using authentic parts is essential to maximise the resale value of the vehicle.
There is a firm named Wunderpartz that is reputed for supplying high-quality panels of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standard. It would be worth considering trying their products based on the positive comments I have received.

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The simple fact of the matter is there's no consistency with pattern parts ,I put 2 on front of 1 of my customers mb only last wk ,o/s door -wing gap good but wing- bonnet poor ,the n/s virtually fell on without a problem ,truth be told I'd avoid them if I could find genuine at a reasonable price on my own car but what you pay for is what u get 9 times out of 10 someone that knows what they are doing can fettle them to fit ,if they are prepared properly they won't rust any quicker than genuine ,I put a non gen on my dads 124 in 2005 and it's still not showing rust unlike the rest if his car lol but I put a whole bottle of stonechip in the inside of it before painting and after paint it dripped waxoyl for a month I put so much on ,they are far thinner gauge of metal too this will be obvious if you pick up your cars original wing in 1 hand and pattern wing in other ,also many insurance company's insist on repairers using pattern parts on cars over 3 years old be it mercedes ,BMW,Audi they DNt care and repairers have no choice but to spend extra time making these panels look and last aswell as a genuine 1

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Thank you for your responses, guys. Unfortunately, I have been unable to uncover any information on UK internet sites. However, our counterparts in the United States do not have the same issue. Therefore, the options are either to repair or replace with the original equipment (OE) from Mercedes-Benz.

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As of 2023, I just purchased a set of brand new R129 wings from Mercedes. Each wing cost £474.30, resulting in a total of £1138.32 for the pair, including VAT.
Exercise caution while dealing with EBay; I recently came across a listing for a used set of wings that had signs of damage such as scratches, bends, and corrosion. The asking price for these wings was £800.00.

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I have two sets of wings that are free from rust available for sale in Texas. I would be pleased to sell them to anybody who can determine the method of transporting them to the United Kingdom. Consequently, I will ensure that all my belongings remain free from rust, as is customary in Texas.

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