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Parts the same for SL & SEL 1973 4.5?

I did a search, but couldn't find an answer. I'm looking for parts for my 1973 280SEL 4.5 - mostly cosmetic like dash, steering wheel, etc. A few 1973 SLs have come up for sale near me (cheap) with some good parts. Will those parts work on my car? I'm assuming the main difference in the two models is the extended wheel base. Thanks!!
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SE and SEL are the same except for wheelbase (all in the rear doors). SL is totally different.
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SE? Or SL? The SL is a two door convertible. The SE and SEL are identical in most ways, except for a longer wheel base, resultant longer back doors and trim, etc...
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The W108 chassis spanned many years and models, many parts are interchangeable. many are not. Steering wheels are probably the same even from SL's. Dash pads have variations, but sl will not fit sel. it is a different chassis # R107.

what parts are you looking for in particular besides those?

W108

Model Chassis code Production time Number built Engine
250S W108.012 07/65 - 03/69 74.677 2.5 L M108 I6
250SE W108.014 08/65 - 01/68 55.181 2.5 L M129 I6
300SEb W108.015 08/65 - 12/67 2.737 3.0 L M189 I6
280S W108.016 11/67 - 09/72 93.666 2.8 L M130 I6
280SE W108.018 11/67 - 09/72 91.051 2.8 L M130 I6
280SEL W108.019 01/68 - 04/71 8.250 2.8 L M130 I6
280SE 3.5 W108.057 07/70 - 09/72 11.309 3.5 L M116 V8
280SEL 3.5 W108.058 06/70 - 08/72 951 3.5 L M116 V8
280SE 4.5 W108.067 04/71 - 11/72 13.527 4.5 L M117 V8
280SEL 4.5 W108.068 05/71 - 11/72 8.173 4.5 L M117 V8

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Oops - I typed the wrong thing. I have SEL, looking at an SE for parts. I almost bought an SL a few months back, and that must still be on my mind

Thanks for the responses - they helped!
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