Tracking down rubber parts - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Tracking down rubber parts

OK, I'm still stripping the 1973 280c, but I've already noticed some of the coupe weatherstripping and rubber parts aren't very common. Mine needs it all. I picked up the trunk rubber already, but the door stuff is nowhere to be found. I did spot this for the windows:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=161502853955

...but, nothing for the door seals yet. Where do I go besides azhouse or whoever it was that I got the trunk seal from? They had some parts, but not all.
janikphoto is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 11:03 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2013
Vehicle: 2002 SL600 Silver Arrow, 1966 300SE Cabriolet, 2009 Smart Cabriolet
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
I'd suggest the Mercedes Classic Center in Irvine CA.
Silberpfeil is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 05:38 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Grubeguy's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
Posts: 2,110
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to Grubeguy Send a message via Yahoo to Grubeguy
Try the moderator for this forum (used to be Ron but he's passed the business to another gentleman) - he's got a line on tons of stuff.

Unless you want to spend tons$ of $$, keep away from the classic center and stealerships. You'll likely hear folks who use them and them only, and some who'll say that reproduction parts should be steered away from, etc etc. To date, I've restored a 114, a 111 and a 108, and I never used "authentic" parts. I'd suggest ebay first, to see what's being offered and then go from there. I eventually found a guy through the site that I used a heckuva lot, and all the pieces, bits and things were still in excellent shape when I sold the last car, lasting almost 10 years thus far.

Other options are autohaus(dot)com, peachparts(dot)com, adsitco(dot)com and others. I'd also try to local guys - Napa, O'Reilly, WesternAuto, Autozone, etc. I've had good luck with them in the past.
Grubeguy is offline  
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Scoot's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
Posts: 2,591
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
When I had my 114 coupe I bought a trunk seal on-line and it was for a sedan. Door rubber for a W114 coupe is expensive. I don't know of a good source other than MB. Get the part numbers from EPC and then google "trademotion mercedes" for the best on-line mercedes dealer prices.

Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...
Scoot is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Premium Member
 
Date registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Premium Member
china is making all that stuff , try ssf imported auto parts , world pack , ++++
agillot is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 12:25 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Grubeguy's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
Posts: 2,110
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to Grubeguy Send a message via Yahoo to Grubeguy
Really, it comes down to how "perfect" or "authentic" you want the car to look. The 108 and 114 chassis aren't worth much, even in pure perfection, unless someone famous owned it. If I was redoing a gullwing or something historically significant, I'd go classic center all the way. For a 108, where $20k *might* be the best price for perfect amazingness, I'd look for something more moderately priced. And if the car would be a daily or even a weekend driver, I'd go with whatever is functional, regardless of the country of origin.

I'm going to try agillot's suggestion. Maybe I can find stuff for my Fiat.
Grubeguy is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
It'll be a weekly driver, and I'm stripping it down to get a proper spray... but, I'm not building a show car. I'm OK with parts that look and function properly, even if they don't have the MB logo on them. I'm going to get custom leather made for the seats and go with silver paint instead of the original gold. It's going to look like a Mercedes, but it won't be 100% original... as others have mentioned already, I'm not restoring a Gullwing. I am building a fun almost-daily driver for me and my three little boys to enjoy around town.
janikphoto is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 02:09 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Grubeguy's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
Posts: 2,110
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to Grubeguy Send a message via Yahoo to Grubeguy
Quote:
Originally Posted by janikphoto View Post
I'm not restoring a Gullwing. I am building a fun almost-daily driver for me and my three little boys to enjoy around town.
Then definitely keep clear of the classic center and "OEM" parts.

Good luck with the redo - that kind of thing is a lot of fun (especially if shared)
Grubeguy is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Scoot's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
Posts: 2,591
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
I disagree. Some of the stuff is fine after-market, some isn't. Windshield and door seals I like MB, trunk seals it doesn't matter. As for the 114 coupe, that is going to be more difficult than a sedan seal. And I understand the idea of not pouring $$$ into a W114 but if you are doing a bare metal re-spray then buy good rubber! That's my 2 cents.
Silberpfeil likes this.

Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...
Scoot is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 05:07 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2007
Vehicle: '71 250C, '99 SL500
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 103
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I did the same thing with my '71 250C. Definitely use Tom Hansen at the Mercedes Benz Classic Center for the front and rear glass rubber. If you can find another source for the side windows and doors I would sure like to know where it is. The sedans have a lot more options than the coupes. Trunk seal from Uro works fine.

Charlie
snebcb@embarqmail.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Vintage Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome