CLK front plate plinth - v shaped?

CLK front plate plinth - v shaped?

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Shnozz

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23,912 posts

239 months

Monday 14th June
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Looking at a 2009 era CLK as a runaround and the front plate will need replacement. The shape of the bracket makes it look like its V shaped? Presumably an off the shelf plate will delaminate in the rear if its bent to be bolted into place so I wondered if there was a special v shaped plate that is designed for the plinth?

595Heaven

1,483 posts

46 months

Tuesday 15th June
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The SLK front plate is the same - I think it is just a case of warming up gently bending the plate to fit.

eddy77

56 posts

74 months

Wednesday 16th June
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No need to even warm it. I have a 2008 CLK. fitted new plates around 6 years ago and the screws simply hold it in a slightly bent v arrangement. No delamination so relax and simply screw the plate on!

Shnozz

Original Poster:

23,912 posts

239 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Ta. Been to see car today and hopefully a deal in the pipeline tonight or tomorrow (spare key pending.....).