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WANTED: 124 drivers Door Panel

I'm in need of drivers (left) side inner door panel in "175 cream MB beige tex". The handle pulled off my 1991 300D

If you have one for sale please let me know via email (300D @ dschein . com) or here on the forum.

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PS: My location is eastern PA and I am planning to attend the 4th Annual Southeast PA Benzfest on the 27'th.

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Thought a photo might help since there are multiple styles of door panels. Photo's of the panel and broken arm rest can be seen here: http://sites.google.com/site/300d91/home/door-panel

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Guess those photos helped, turns out all I need is an armrest! Anyone have one?

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You can probably "fix" that armrest by removing the panel and shooting a couple of screws through there to secure it permanently. The tabs and plastic rivets are often broken on the panels I've removed, and the screw treatment has always worked for me.
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Thanks for the advice, I'll be pulling it apart tonight!

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Zeitgeist,

Your right, the plastic tabs are broken off. If I reattach the arm rest to the panel with screws, it will keep it from flopping around (technical term ) but I'm concerned that pulling on the arm rest without those tabs will weaken the door panel and over time possibly break it.

Although she's no longer a spring chicken (at 270,000 miles) there are a lot of door closings in this cars future.

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I repaired mine with sheet-rock screws and fender washers. Use them fairly generously and you'll be fine.

One problem in my door panel was the tabs holding the door liner onto the door were broken also. The strategy was a bit different for that. I cut down ABS-plastic tent pegs to fit the original tabs, drilled a pilot hole through patch piece and stud of original tab and mounted with a sheet-rock screw.

I tried using epoxy in both instances, but found it didn't help and complicated matters in some locations.
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I'll be giving it a shot tonight, thanks 300E91

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Wanted to close this thread with how I fixed the arm rest.

Though the liberal use of deck screws and fender washers I was able to reattach it to the door panel. One of the "L" shaped hooks (that slip into the metal inner door panel) was missing the vertical leg, another short deck screw replaced that. The other "L" hook was broken off but I was able to locate it inside the door and with another deck screw was reattached to the arm rest.

After reassembly of the door all I can say is WOW, it's amazing how secure the panel and arm rest are. The panel has always felt loose "in the center" since I took delivery of the car, turns out that broken "L" hook was the reason.

Thanks to those folks who suggested a home repair, the two best things about this repair is that the color matches perfectly and the low cost!

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