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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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find windshield replacement 1971 w108??

I need a windshield for my '71 280sel. Here locally it seems it's gonna cost about $575-$650 this includes a new seal, (alone costs about $100). Is this the cheapest that I'm gonna find on this particular replacement? If I could find a windshield, I would but the seal and do the replacement myself. So If anyone knows of a good windshield I can get, please let me know.
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I had this problem when I replaced the rear windshield on my '65 220Sb. I finally found one at Sun Valley Dismantlers in Sun Valley, CA. I had to pick it up in person. The problem seemed to be that no one would ship glass. Unless you're skilled at putting in windshields, I would have a professional do it. They're so hard to find that you don't want to risk breaking it. DEFINITELY buy a new seal. Good luck.
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I finally found one at Sun Valley Dismantlers in Sun Valley, CA.
benzclassic - I am moving to So.Cal shortly and am looking to purchase some items from Sun Valley Dismantlers. How was your experience with them? Are they are reputable group?
Also, are there any other sources for old used Benz parts in So.Cal?
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I have purchased new windows for $125 + gaskets about $70 and installed in 90 minutes. Don't put a used one in unless it is "perfect" not worth the trouble.

Check a local source for "pilkington" or deal direct.
This place has ALL classics.
Pilkington Classics - The right choice in auto replacement glass.

"To keep your classic car, truck or exotic automobile looking its best, turn to Pilkington Classics. We can supply you with the OEM quality auto replacement glass you need. Plus, you can order it complete with the original LOF sandblasted logo and date coding. To discuss how we can fit your auto glass needs, please call us toll-free at:

1-800-848-1351"

Private message me. San Diego area
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Don't forget to mention that the alloy trim must come out with rubber and must go in with the new seal .I do it in two stages ,1st stage involves sealing the edge of the glass with mastic so it doesn't delaminate. This was done in the Mercedes factory but not done by windscreen fitters.
I use only Genuine seals. Those cheap aftermarket ones WILL NOT fit. I fit the alloy strip to the rubber then fit the rubber to the screen while it lays on a clean blanket on a table. I put tape on the rubber to hold it on the glass then fit a nylon cord to hold it in place .
Second stage involves putting the screen in place and with the aid of a helper pushing gently on the outside I pull the rubber by pulling the nylon cord .
The seal is supposed to sealed with mastic ,again this is something i have seen neglected by windscreen fitters.
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I'm selling my 71 300SEL 3.5 for $1,500. obo. New windshield put in last year and excellent parts car or project car. Everything works, excellent chrome, etc. Dean (301)899-2208.
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I have purchased new windows for $125 + gaskets about $70 and installed in 90 minutes. Don't put a used one in unless it is "perfect" not worth the trouble.

Check a local source for "pilkington" or deal direct.
This place has ALL classics.
Pilkington Classics - The right choice in auto replacement glass.

"To keep your classic car, truck or exotic automobile looking its best, turn to Pilkington Classics. We can supply you with the OEM quality auto replacement glass you need. Plus, you can order it complete with the original LOF sandblasted logo and date coding. To discuss how we can fit your auto glass needs, please call us toll-
1-800-848-1351"

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Well It was a good try but it was a no go. I guess Mercedes Benz 4door sedan an those years ain't their bag. Oh well guess I'll just keep lookin'. I do appreciate the link and the info guys.

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Give Tom Hanson at the Mercedes Classic center in Irvine Cal. a call . They are not a rare car and windscreens are easy to find. If Pilkington's didn't help first time try again and demand to speak to someone in charge.
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Well I think I've found a solution to my windshield. I found a local auto glass shop here in Springfield. This is probably the smallest glass place around. But this guy found an oem replacement windshield in Kansas City. New not used. He also told me that 30 years ago he started his career installing glass at a local MB dealership. The best part is his price is almost half of other quotes that I've gotten. He's been in business for years and he specializes in older cars. So hopefully by this time next week my 108 will have new glass.
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Good move, check the wood bow before replacement. That is a good trick to take out. If he does that, he can do it right. no black goo should be used either.
I've been to Cabool, Mountain Grove and Springfield recently.

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