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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:53 pm

I've been asked what was involved in fitting mudflaps to my Malvern.  I used genuine MB parts but had to cut apertures in them to fit over the AS cab step.  Later models do not have this step.

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It was well worth the trouble as it massively reduced (not eliminated) the mud on the side of the van.

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Post by Dave 'R' on Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:39 pm

Peter,  anything to reduce the accumulated muck is a bonus!
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:23 pm

Thanks for posting the details.  Do they do them in white?  hugegrins

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Post by Jaytee on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:13 pm

I fitted Merc flaps which came as a kit with everything needed including SS screws and an idiots guide (which I needed ha ha) and they were a doddle to fit. Black though ha ha.

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Post by JDS on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:23 pm

I have just had a pair supplied and fitted to my Bourton for £90, would have fitted them myself but a few health issues prevent me. Supplier main Merc commercial dealer. Midland Van and Truck Wolverhampton brand new premises staff really helpful. Will definitely use them for servicing.

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Post by Jaytee on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:26 pm

JDS wrote:I have just had a pair supplied and fitted to my Bourton for £90, would have fitted them myself but a few health issues prevent me. Supplier main Merc commercial dealer. Midland Van and Truck Wolverhampton brand new premises staff really helpful. Will definitely use them for servicing.
Have you a contact number for them JDS as being 'new' and hopefully enthusiastic they may be able to help me with an unresolved issue detailed in another post ha ha  scratch head

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Post by JDS on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:30 pm

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 [url=tel:01902 867070]01902 867070[/url]

Large company quite a few branches.

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Post by Jaytee on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:33 pm

JDS wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]midlandstruckvan.com/
 [url=tel 867070]01902 867070[/url]

Large company quite a few branches.
Thanks  up!

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Post by groundhog on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:46 pm

I went to my local truckstop and bought a pair of black truck flaps, cut them to size and just screwed and clamped them on. I will try to post a picture. Cost was about £20 if I remember rightly.

Certainly stop all the muck getting on the steps but they don't cut the spray out completely on the doors and where the main body shoulder sticks out from the side.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:51 pm

Peter, did you use a protection between the flap and outside wheel arch? Just found the MB foil kit on ebay, almost as much as the flaps.

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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:56 pm

I used some double sided trim tape.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:15 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Peter, did you use a protection between the flap and outside wheel arch? Just found the MB foil kit on ebay, almost as much as the flaps.
I managed to get a foil kit at enormously reduced price. It is nothing special at all, just heavy-weight clear film. The "kit" is for four wheels, obviously we don't need the rear pieces. With hindsight I would have found something else to do the job.... if anything at all is required.

The M-B mudflaps are an excellent item, fit really well to "post-step" vans.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:19 pm

I will use some of this E-Tech clear film,I think. Can use it for other protection as well, on the van and other cars.

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Post by Jaytee on Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:50 am

I just used thick electrical tape content

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Post by gemdeco on Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:57 am

Hi
   You have to be careful with electrical tape the adhesive can eat into plastics
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Post by Jaytee on Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:01 pm

gemdeco wrote:Hi
   You have to be careful with electrical tape the adhesive can eat into plastics
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Worth knowing, thanks  up!

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Post by Peter Brown on Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:12 pm

gemdeco wrote:Hi
   You have to be careful with electrical tape the adhesive can eat into plastics
   Alan

I've been using it for 50 years personally and professionally and not experienced that.  Have you any examples?

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Post by Kathy on Wed May 06, 2015 2:04 pm

Thanks folks for all your replies. I must say well impressed with AS-owners forum everyone is so helpful and it's nice to know a problem shared is a problem halved. Thanks again Kathy
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Post by Keith Coombe on Sat May 09, 2015 1:08 am

Just fitted a pair of merc frount mudflaps to my Burford cost $293 New Zealand, some body making a lot of money some where along the line.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat May 09, 2015 1:29 am

£45 UK, $93 NZ parts only,was your price fitted?

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Post by Keith Coombe on Sat May 09, 2015 10:04 pm

No I fitted them myself.
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