Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
...@comcast.net Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2015 11:54 AM Subject: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D Hi Gang -     I have tried all your suggestions and a few of my own to get the hood to pop up so I can open it.  I bought a used Grill Shell w/Insert so I can break up

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Curt, this is a 124 car, that won't work. Grill is bolted to the front facing part of the hood, not the top surface. No way to remove the grill without breaking it. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On July 25, 2015 12:00:34 PM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Larry, I would grab the plastic with a pliers and twist and lever to break of small chunks to avoid risking damage to the condenser. Gradually chew through, don't try to get it all done at once. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On July 25, 2015 11:54:50 AM EDT, LarryT via

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Larry, I would grab the plastic with a pliers and twist and lever to break of small chunks to avoid risking damage to the condenser. Gradually chew through, don't try to get it all done at once. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 Or cut through it with a dremel type tool.

[MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang - I have tried all your suggestions and a few of my own to get the hood to pop up so I can open it. I bought a used Grill Shell w/Insert so I can break up the original one and hopefully get the hood latch to release. There's a pair of fans for the AC condenser but it looks

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
O Pardon me... I must have tapped into my Compassion Challenged with Political Correct side... Use side cutters to clip the grill out of the grill surround... I have a problem expressing myself in the omni-sexual culture we have these days... Just last Christmas I got a Rolex from my

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I would suggest the use of a pair of dyke cutters to clip the edges of the grill, rather than pliers. If you have some with long handles so you have better leverage, even better. You should be able to go around the entire grill edge rather quickly and remove it cleanly. Just a thought.. hope it

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Grant, we have to be inclusive these days. Its cutters in comfortable shoes ... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I was also going to comment on that, and the prevalence of the term tranny which is extremely offensive. You forgot jeans and plaid shirts... --R On 7/25/15 3:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Grant, we have to be inclusive these days. Its cutters in comfortable shoes ... Curt Sent

Re: [MBZ] Grill Removal - Unable to Open hood -- W124 '91 300D

2015-07-25 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I need to correct that. On the later 124 cars, what I said is correct, but on the 1st generation, it _just_ may be possible to remove the chrome surround from the side and from below. However, it is not a straight shot from below, so you'd be working more or less blind. I've got an '87 and a