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Two pics from my M-class, showing the wedge-pin door locks made by Bocklenberg & Motte in Wuppertal Rondorf. They invented this type of lock together with Mercedes-Benz in the 50s after it was found that other types open after a crash, or jam during a crash and can't be opened afterwards.
 

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Great safety feature, and l think they look great as well....Thanks Wolfgang..as always....
 

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should be interesting to see how well the W164 strikers work

They look like a cast or molded single piece of metal now instead of multiple layers...


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@ken

now I looked up the relevant patent. The first is one of several for the wedge pin door lock.

The second is for a passenger vehicle with a frame, a precursor for the rigid occupant cell patent lateron.

Amazing what one can find on the Daimler server.
 

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Wolfgang-

You have officially LOST IT.



[:D]

It is pretty amazing when you understand the engineering effort and attention to detail that goes into a fine auto, though.

Thanks for the info. It adds to the enjoyment.

I am blown away by the opening/closing of the soft top on our SL.
 

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@Dave, incurable I'm afraid. Google for Bela Barenyi if you want to find out about the design philosophy behind your W163 and R129.
 

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The sketch in the patent looks very close to what I rember being on my MY62 220Sb. I went over logging roads in it and never heard a loose door!
 

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mickey.1430 - 5/2/2005 1:46 PM

The sketch in the patent looks very close to what I rember being on my MY62 220Sb. I went over logging roads in it and never heard a loose door!
@Tom, here's a better picture. As far as I know the 220 was the first vehicle to have them, a classic!


 
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