W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

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W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by oz420sel » Tue 02 Apr, 2019 11:11 am

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone has any information on the following:

1. Is it possible to retrofit a early 190E (standard) bumper to a late 190E 2.6.?
2. Is it possible to fit a Cosworth front bumper to a late 190E 2.6.?


Some have stated that the supports are different for the 2.6.

Any advice would be welcome.

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Re: W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by oz coz » Tue 02 Apr, 2019 5:51 pm

When released, MB issued a publication "Order no. 6510 1061 26 "which contained 3 mentions.

The 1st under "62 Front End"- Due to the installation of engine 103.942, the front end was modified.

The 2nd under 61,62 Front end Model 201.029--Due to the installation of engine 103.942, the following body parts were modified:
(Item 3) New radiator support cross-member
(Item 4) Bracket for front bumper
Repair Note: The front end section cannot be interchanged with those from previous 4 and 5-cylinder versions.

The 3rd under 88 Bumper (model 201.029)--Due to the modifications to the front end, the front bumper also was modified.
The bumper was adapted to the modified bracket on the front end and was aerodynamically shaped to form a spoiler.
The previous bumper CANNOT be installed in this model. ( the cannot was printed in heavy print).

I guess that anything is possible if you have the means to change things but above is what the manufacturer released.
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Re: W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 02 Apr, 2019 11:05 pm

You really need to install the later model side skirting to make it look right - and then the rear bumper :whistle:
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Re: W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by oz420sel » Wed 03 Apr, 2019 11:09 am

oz coz wrote:
Tue 02 Apr, 2019 5:51 pm
When released, MB issued a publication "Order no. 6510 1061 26 "which contained 3 mentions.

The 1st under "62 Front End"- Due to the installation of engine 103.942, the front end was modified.

The 2nd under 61,62 Front end Model 201.029--Due to the installation of engine 103.942, the following body parts were modified:
(Item 3) New radiator support cross-member
(Item 4) Bracket for front bumper
Repair Note: The front end section cannot be interchanged with those from previous 4 and 5-cylinder versions.

The 3rd under 88 Bumper (model 201.029)--Due to the modifications to the front end, the front bumper also was modified.
The bumper was adapted to the modified bracket on the front end and was aerodynamically shaped to form a spoiler.
The previous bumper CANNOT be installed in this model. ( the cannot was printed in heavy print).

I guess that anything is possible if you have the means to change things but above is what the manufacturer released.
Oz Coz, thank you very much for your detailed reply.

Well that certainly throws a spanner in the works and honestly whilst I agree anything is possible if you throw enough money at it, I simply have too many projects.

Therefore, I have available a complete AMG body kit for W201 early models (see classifieds).

I also have a Cosworth front and rear bumpers I may also sell if the price is right. Any ideas on value?

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Re: W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by oz420sel » Wed 03 Apr, 2019 11:10 am

Ivanerrol wrote:
Tue 02 Apr, 2019 11:05 pm
You really need to install the later model side skirting to make it look right - and then the rear bumper :whistle:
Ivanerrol I am missing these hard to get side skirting however given I will abandon the project as above I may sell the Cosworth front and rear bars.

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Re: W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 03 Apr, 2019 8:28 pm

There's a man I know in Melbounre who imported a couple of Cozzis and 2.5's.
I'll check up on him and see what he still has. he was trying to offload a bunch of stuff on Ebay - His wife having put her foot down
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
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W209 CLK 240
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Re: W201 190E 2.6 Early Vs Late Bumper Fitment

Post by gjm » Thu 04 Apr, 2019 5:46 pm

As said - they're different. Even the cover for the towing eye is different. (Guess how I know? :Doh: :wall: )

As an aside, you need a Cosworth-kitted car before you can fit an Evo 1 or Evo 2 kit. (At least, that's what my research has turned up. I was keen on 'round' arches.)
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