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Our 115. Does it qualify as vintage?

I've recently become the proud owner of this W115 1976 300D. Purchased it from JG Francis at Mercedes Motoring. It was great working with JG. I've had another vintage car as a college kid a 1966 Mustang convertible so I am not new to vintage cars. I also have a W210 E320 Wagon and a W220 S430.

I have some questions about some repair items on my W115. In which forum should they be posted?

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I'd definitely keep questions here - seems vintage enough to me!
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Thanks Jackpody.

My driver door window seems to have slipped off the rails as the regulator runs but the window doesn't go up. All I want to do first remove the door panel so I can get a glimpse of what the problem looks like. Can some post the instructions to remove the door panel? Many thanks.

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Stay on this fourm you will find a lot of great info. I have plenty of experience taking off the door panels on my 72 W114, but i'm not sure what differences the W115 has. Could you post a pick of the door panel in question and I could let you know what I think.

Btw, nice photo. Is that near Camelback Mountain or am I way off? I lived in Phoenix for 15 years and miss it a quite a bit. Hoping to get back out there within a couple of years.
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Luna,

Thank you for your reply. The mountain in the background is of the head of Camelback mountain. We've lived in phoenix since 1980.

Here's a picture of the door panel. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Here it is, yours should be a little bit easier than my W114 because mine also has the mechanical window crank and a wheel to open my wing window.

Keep in mind, this should remove the same way, but please don't force anything
just in case there is something on yours that I am not seeing.

Hope your not color blind.

Steps in order:

1. Orange arrow - unscrew the lock knob

2. Pink arrows - this portion is just held in place with 4 metal clips.
(Arrows pointing to clip locations shown on third photo)
To remove, pull straight up equally along the length of the "trim" piece.
If your having trouble, you might want to use a piece of wood wrapped
in cloth and place it right under the lip and then tap it straight up with a
mallet.

3. Red arrows to the left - Just two Chrome screws. remove these and the
chrome trim piece.

4. Red arrows on the arm rest - also just two phillips head screws, these
ones require a larger phillips screwdriver. Now the yellow arrows are pointing
to chrome pieces that will fall out when you remove the arm rest, so be sure
to not let them hit the ground and get scratched.

5. green arrows - there should be a black plastic piece that snaps into
the chrome piece. This can be removed with a small flat head screwdriver.
insert the screwdriver between the black plastic piece and the chrome piece
(right where the arrows are pointing) and gently pry out the black plastic
piece. once you have pried it out, you can slide it out of there and you will
see another screw that you will need to remove.

After all this has been removed, you can now carefully pry the door panel
away from the door with something flat like a puddy knife. You need to be
careful here because all of the snaps along the bottom are plastic and they
can break really easily. Also, a problem that I encountered on mine was the
"peg board" material which IS the door panel was brittle and it was easy for
the snaps to break out of that instead of popping out of the door.

Just take your time and you will be fine, putting it back on is the reverse.
Let us know how you did.

Can anyone chime in and verify my method on this W115.
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Luna is the man he can help
I also had to removed mine when I installed sound debasing and can share my experience if required


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WOW!

I will attempt this next weekend and let you know how it goes.

Thank You Luna.

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I've recently become the proud owner of this W115 1976 300D. Purchased it from JG Francis at Mercedes Motoring. It was great working with JG. I've had another vintage car as a college kid a 1966 Mustang convertible so I am not new to vintage cars. I also have a W210 E320 Wagon and a W220 S430.

I have some questions about some repair items on my W115. In which forum should they be posted?

Thanks.

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Cool car, being from Mercedes Motoring it should be really nice, you should post more info and photos.

It this it ?

http://mercedesmotoring.com/cars/155/

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Correct! That is the vehicle. We love it.

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