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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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The latches at the front of the top can be opened with a big flat screwdriver. The latches at the top of the B-pillar - if they have the chrome caps on them, they also can be opened with a big flat screwdriver. If they are missing the chrome caps, then you will probably have some little square stubs sticking up. I would be very careful removing those with anything other than the chrome cap. I keep an extra chrome cap in my tool box so that I can remove the hardtop at junkyards when I find one. Attached picture shows the chrome caps to which I refer. Are these on your hardtop above the B-pillar? Of so, open hardtop with screwdriver. Also use release handle in compartment behind driver seat. If you don't have the chrome caps, my advice is to buy the chrome caps and open the hardtop then. You can wait that long. Ebay price for the chrome caps is $50 to $150 per cap. Dealer is a lots more I think. You can find this stuff on ebay - search in ebay motors -> parts -> mercedes hardtop and you will get enough matches to see the hardware of which I speak.
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