|04-06-2012, 05:57 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: 1990 560 SEL
Location: Los Angeles
Glass sunroof conversion, anyone?
Hello to the W140 folks--
I'm a longtime w126er who replaced my steel sunroof with a W140 glass moonroof. Who'd a thunk that the roofs were interchangeable? Well, they are, and it's a fairly easy DIY operation. I have found two glass sedan roofs in the local junkyards and I thought I'd inquire whether any of you with the steel sunroof would be interested in a conversion to the glass variety. It would be a fairly easy thing to do-- it would involve changing the arms, and installing the rubber bellows ("accordion"), the roof seal and the interior liner. This is easily done in about an hour-- all the parts would be included and I can provide instructions, too. Asking $400 + shipping.
Here's a link to my W126 conversion video and photos of the two available glass roofs in the FS section of the W126 forum:
1990 560 SEL, 175K. Smoke silver (702) on Parchment leather (265). Gen 2 euro bumpers, euro headlights/turns, W140 glass moonroof, orthopedic seats, pushbutton FGS, blacked out grille, Nakamichi CD400/MBQuart 4.125 ONYX amp w/ Polk db650 rears, db1000 fronts, rear "dummy" lights activated as brake lights, 35% bronze tints.
1983 300SD, 106K. Orient Red (501) on Java MB tex (154). SOLD (and I miss ol' Hans...)
|04-07-2012, 03:19 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2011
Vehicle: MB E200K - 2006 (W211)
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
2006 MB E200K (W211) Elegance - Daily driver
Other various MB's previously owned:
W140 - W210 - W210 Estate - W202 - W203 - R170
Last edited by MafiaDON; 04-07-2012 at 03:28 PM.
|04-08-2012, 09:42 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 92 W140 300SD 97 VW Jetta TDI 89 VW Fox diesel
I have installed the glass roof panel too...but will probably go back to metal in the future.
92 W140 300SD "Bender"
97 VW Jetta TDI
89 VW Fox diesel
94 Chevy K1500 6.5TD
82 Suzuki GS1100E
|04-09-2012, 09:06 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 93 500SEL DOA - PARTING OUT, 08 CLK350 Cab -DOA, '05 CLK500 Cab (hers), '10 Razor Elec Scooter (his)
Location: Northern California's Great Central Valley - Meth Capital of USA
I've considered it, but have heard that the noise level goes up when the swap is done - not sure how true it is. May be the perfect addition for some, though.
|04-09-2012, 12:16 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 1995 s500 w140, 2004 s500 w220
Location: Barrington Illinois
|01-23-2014, 10:14 AM||#6 (permalink)|
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Date registered: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 1995 S 420, 2012 GLK 350 and 1997 Audi Cabrio; Previously 1982 280CE, 1974 450SL, 1974 911S Targa
Location: N. California
|01-23-2014, 11:29 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1995 Mercede-Benz S500
I might have to do this when it gets warmer. My 95' has the metal and the spare 93' has the glass and how much i miss looking on a nice day. Hopefully they will bolt right up.
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