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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for W108 window wood photos

I'm currently putting my 280SEL back together and trying to undo the damage of the PO. I am creating/rebuilding the dash wood and reveneering the entire dash in burl walnut. I am also looking to redo the wood trim around the windows. When I bought the car, it had one rear window that had trim so I know how to recreate the trim for the rear windows, but I have no reference for the front windows sincethey are both missing. Does anyone have good photos of the front window trim so I could use them as a guide for creating new trim pieces. Any help is appreciated. Even a good photo of the installed trim would be helpful so I have an idea of what the profile looks like.

Attached is photo of how she looks now wth rust cut out and new paint (dunkelblau) and interior (cognac). Used to be gold with tobacco.

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The front trim is like the rear trim, with the trim around the window. The ends are mitered and the screws are phillips with conical inserts to protect the wood. I have a W111 and they are similar.

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Front door wood moulding is three piece. Front, top, rear. Front and top are similar in shape as rear doors. Rear piece wraps around. I will try to get some pictures.

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TZ 280SEL,
I have a pair of front wood trim sets, which I think are in burl walnut. They came out of a 1970 300SEL 6.3 a few years ago.
Love your 280SEL, had one myself that I converted to diesel and sold. Same dunkelblau color but a dark blue interior.
I'm in Maryland and not far from you.
Interested, email me off line.
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