Date registered: Nov 2008
Vehicle: 1981 300TD 310k--1966 230 165k--1970 280se 172k
Location: Ohio City, Ohio
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I've done it two times on Mercedes (w123 & w110) so it is easily a DIY job. The hardest part by far is removing and reinstalling the chrome trim that fits into the rubber gasket. The key is to remove it from the old gasket without bending it (in the least) and then re-seating it correctly as you install the new one. Removing the old sealant from the body is also tedious and time-consuming.
It's also much more likely you will break a windshield removing it than installing it, in my experience. The FSM has instructions (very spare) and there is a ton of info in the forums on this job if you do a little research.
I decided to do it myself because I couldn't get quotes from a glass man to do the job within a 60 mile radius.
1981 300TD--310k miles
1970 280sel--172k miles
1966 230--162k miles