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Windscreen purchase

Newbie here..... Car I just bought does not have windscreen and I want to purchase one..... Anyone find a " good deal" on a new one?
What does it take to install it?
Does it attach to roll bar (laying down position)?
Where else attached to?
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Just attaches to the roll bar. Probably can order new from MB or just look on eBay they pop up on there often.


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The windscreen attaches to the roll bar with straps and clips. That sounds low-tech but it fits snugly and looks fine. It hinges independently, so you can flip it up without raising the roll bar, but it does not interfere with the roll bar. My car has straps and a cover inside against the back of the trunk to store it, but I usually leave mine mounted. It closes the space behind the seats when it is folded down.

It is almost useless at blocking any wind unless you raise the side windows, and in my opinion, our cars look really dorky with the windows raised, so I rarely use the wind screen, and only when my wife is in the car. I don't have long enough hair to care about wind.

(The side windows have those sharp back corners that ruin the lines of the car. Like the raised soft top, they are both unshapely and look like design afterthoughts - in my opinion.)
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If you'd buy used, hit your local craigslist. There are a few around here for $100. Though I'm trying to buy a spare for half that.
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Also, if you dealing with someone out of your state and who's willing to ship it to you, make sure you ask if there are any small tears or holes as you may not see them in the pictures. Anywhere from $100-175 I think would be a fair price. I believe on the Los Angeles craigslist there was 2, but one has some holes. If I see any, I'll sent you a PM. Hey there's one from a 2002 Silver arrow edition for $150: Wind Screen Mercedes SL
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They are out their, but finding one without any holes and without scratches is another search. Given the age of them, either be ready for a pretty long search or be willing to settle for one that has some minor holes and/or a few scratches on the frame.

Some have tried to rescreen them, but it doesn't look like an easy task, and the screen isn't something readily available.

good luck on searches.


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...It is almost useless at blocking any wind unless you raise the side windows, and in my opinion, our cars look really dorky with the windows raised, so I rarely use the wind screen, and only when my wife is in the car. I don't have long enough hair to care about wind...
I think you may be using it incorrectly as I notice quite a big difference with just the windscreen. The main thing is that the rollbar must be lowered and the other half of the windscreen in the up position, this way the air that would get into the area behind the seats is shielded with the roll bar down.

If I do this and then put the windows up there is almost no wind in the car whatsoever.
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I think you may not be using it correctly as I notice quite a big difference with just the windscreen. The main thing is that the rollbar must be lowered and the other half of the windscreen in the up position, this way the air that would get into the area behind the seats is shielded with the roll bar down.

If I do this and then put the windows up there is almost no wind in the car whatsoever.
yup DW says with the windscreen up correctly (as Pete outlines) even with the windows down it helps tremendously. with the windows up WOW.

But with the rollbar up, may as well put the windscreen in the trunk, hardly does anything.
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While we're on this, I have a question. I have a guy down here on craigslist listing 2 wind deflectors for R107's, which I know almost nothing about. Looking at the picture, the one on reading right likes like it's OEM from an R129. So I shot him a text and he said they're interchangeable on the cars. I take nearly everything said through craigslist with a grain of salt, but is this accurate? Because I looked at R107 defectors and there are a couple different designs out there. And that would open my search quite a bit here.

Here's the ad if people would like to look at the image.

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They do like the correct ones for the R129. As far as interchangability does the R107 even have a roll bar? I never remember seeing one with a rollbar for the windscreen to attach to unless it attaches to something else. Best thing to do is meet the guy and see if it fits the R129 because that is all that matters to you anyway.



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