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Talking New W108 Owner...Source for W108 Door and Window Seals?

I just bought my first Mercedes this weekend, a gorgeous 1973 280SE 4.5.

The car has only 84,000 miles, and is in excellent original condition. Except for the rubber, that is. It's still got the original window and door seals, which are cracking and in need of replacement.

I've done a number of searches, but I've not found a good source for these. Anyone have a pointer to a supplier?
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I'll assume you are referring to door seals, window track and window brushes. That stuff is all available.

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Yep, that's the stuff. I've been surfing and found a window, door, hood and trunk seal kit for $675 at Mercedes Benz Classic Parts and Restoration - Miller's Incorporated

That actually seems like a good price so far.
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I'm having the same issue with my 1968 230. The window tracking and seals are all bad or going bad. I checked with a couple places and got a quote for around $450 PER DOOR for the window tracking ALONE! Whoa folks, I know Mercedes parts are pricey compared to some other brands, but that's a little out of line.

The trunk, windshield (front and rear) and door seals run about $75 apiece for my car.

Wonder if one could find some generic window tracking that are high enough quality for these cars?

1986 560SEL (yes it has 19" rims, yes they're chick magnets, no I'm not a gangsta), 1990 300E w/ AMG motor (found brand new engine and transmission in abandoned warehouse!) and 1968 230 (old but dignified). Worked on 1982 280SL euro spec, 1982 380SL and 2007 E320.
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We can sell a 20 meter roll of window track for $350. That's enough for 2 cars (8 doors). Find someone else who needs some and go 50/50. Window track is the same for all sedans of that era.

We also carry the other seals you're looking for far less. Call or shoot me a PM for details.

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Yep, that's the stuff. I've been surfing and found a window, door, hood and trunk seal kit for $675 at Mercedes Benz Classic Parts and Restoration - Miller's Incorporated

That actually seems like a good price so far.
Yup, it's a fair price, but the kit has items you aren't looking for, and lacks some that you are.

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