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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2008, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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1982 380SL parts wanted

I've got a 1982 380SL that is in pretty good shape but it could be better. There are several parts I'd like to find either to repair worn parts on my car or for slight customizing.

First up, I need an antenna mast. I see them all the time for newer cars but mine was bent at some time in the past and while it receives radio signals fine, I'd like it to retract.

Second, my heat and air only work so so. Most of the air flow goes out the defroster vents on the windshield. On other cars this is the default setting. I suspect the control head on the dash is bad.

Third, I'd like to find a set of steel wheels that will fit the car. I don't know what will interchange. I want to paint them black and use chrome lugs to hold them on. I've done this on previous black cars and it looks juuuussstt right. I plan to keep the original wheels for show.

Lastly, I'd like to find a decent repair manual for this car. I have a Chiltons and a Haynes. Both have their uses but aren't very clear on details. Paper or CD, I don't care. I have machines that use Windos XP and Vista. (If you're planning a new purchase, Vista stinks ) I'm hampered by not being able to look at something for an idea of how to repair it. The car is quite easy to work on but I really would like to have an idea of what I'm doing. Thanks.
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did you ever get a reply on the maintenance/repair manual? I have one.
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