I have honestly been thinking about this for less than about an hour, but I wonder if it could be my calling.
Does anyone have any information on how these were built?
- I only see one picture of one with the rear windows up, and after reading about C-pillars needing reinforcement, I wonder if the rear windows wet commonly eliminated.
- what type of windshield reinforcements and latching mechanism were used?
- a custom 450slc 5.0 convertible, and I have studied it next to my stock 280slc and my stock 450sl and I see how components of each were used, like an SL windshield, sl trims and an SL top frame that was cut and extended. I've observed where 2"x2" rails were added under the rockers for reinforcements.
- a hardtop with plans of some day trying to make a custom hardtop for my SLC Convertible.
- a welding setup
- I have a junky w114 sedan, and realize that it is not the car to invest much into. It's a great parts car or total beater.
- I have the ability to purchase a very inexpensive w114 coupe.
- I know where I can get a very cheap parts car r107 which could potentially be used for parts like a top frame and windshield latching system.
I am the guy who was seeking a five seat convertible and bought the custom SLC. It is what I've always considered would be a keeper, but I have to admit that the w114/115 was the model that got me interested in buying my first Benz in 2010. To have a classic convertible would be a dream, like a 280se convertible, but I doubt that I will ever lay down that kind of cash, and to even attempt something like this on a 280se seems like a crime... But to do it to a cheap (near parts car condition) w114... That's a whole different story.
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