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Where to mount the amp for a Becker Mexico in my w108

I have a 1970 280SEL that has its original radio, a one-piece Becker Europa. I bought a Mexico radio I'd like to install and it has a separate amp. Where does the amp mount? I have all the cables, etc., just need to know where to locate the amp.
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Call and talk to Eddie or Tom at Becker North America tomorrow. They will be able to give you some guidance and may even have some diagrams they can send.

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On my 67, the amp is behind the glove box.
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I see that your post is a month old, so I may have missed my opportunity to help.

I have a '61 W111 coupe with an original Becker Mexico. The amp is held in place with a support mounted on two studs that come through the firewall just below the regulator and a 3rd support that runs under the glove box. I am sure all those tubes helped keep the passenger's feet toasty.

If you'd like pics to facilitate a "factory" look, I can provide some.

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Often the amplifier on W108 sedans is located on front of the heater box, behind the fiber panel. The mounting bracket is a PITA to extract, and probably to install. I say mount the amp where you can fit it easily. If it's the small style amp the brackets are easy to find (on ebay, etc) but the larger style amps have brackets that are very difficult to source. You might make something utilizing a piece of metal and Velcro.

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I was mistaken in my earlier post. I went and had a closer look and I had been confused between the mount for the amp and the radio itself. The amp is not too big; 7" x 3.5" x 2" (about 2#) and mounts on just two bolts...studs that come through the firewall...no bracket and it goes in and out without too much trouble. You'll need a 10mm and some flexibility in your back. The studs are 20cm apart and horizontal at the base of the firewall. The outboard one is right at the base of the wiper-motor "cowling" and the other is right below the regulator.
This is for a factory-install (yeah, I have the data card) in a '61 W111 21.
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Can you possibly post a picture of that?

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I am never quite sure if I am loading these images properly. If you see 3 images, I've done it right

My are is apart and we recently did a engine-bay pre-fit priot to paint. First pic is of just the heads of the two stud bolts. They are 6mm x 20mm and nutted from the foot-well side.
Second pic is the right footwell with the studs in view
Third pic is the amp in place.

I hope this helps

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I am never quite sure if I am loading these images properly. If you see 3 images, I've done it right
You either didn't do it right or you can't post images. To post images you click on the "advanced" button and then Manage Attachments. I'll send you my email and you can email me the images to attach if you like...

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OK.. A second attempt at uploading these images:

My car is apart and we recently did a engine-bay pre-fit priot to paint. First pic is of just the heads of the two stud bolts. They are 6mm x 20mm and nutted from the foot-well side.
Second pic is the right footwell with the studs in view.
Third pic is the amp in place.

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