Mercedes-Benz Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
1992 500SL, 167k Miles
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just bought a '95 E320 coupe (pics forthcoming) that has a near-perfect interior with one glaring exception: the lip of the wood rolltop was savagely ripped off at some point and it is irritating me to no end :eek:

So tomorrow I'm off to the salvage yards with a couple questions:

1. Do the coupes use the same console box as the sedans? There are a couple E420's available that might make suitable burlwood donors.

2. Can the wood rolltop panel be removed for use in the existing box, or must you replace the entire unit?

Thanks! You guys were an invaluable resource in deciding to get my W124 :D
 

·
Registered
1993 Mercedes 300CE
Joined
·
132 Posts
All of the later model 124 coupes used the burl wood. The wood from a roll-top box can be removed from a used box and transferred to an existing one. But it involves taking apart the box itself and putting it back together. It's not a hard job in my opinion but I highly doubt that somebody at a salvage yard is going to let you take apart a box and sell you just the wood. He'll sell you the whole box.
 

·
Registered
1992 500SL, 167k Miles
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I figured I'd have to buy the whole box, but was asking in case I found one paired with the wrong interior color.

Good to know the wood can be removed though, thanks :)
 

·
W124 Moderator
86 190E 2.3L 16V, 2 95 320TE's, 02 S500
Joined
·
13,173 Posts
Coupes from 90 up have burl wood. All 400E/E420's have burl wood.

Jayare
 

·
Registered
93 300E 2.8
Joined
·
101 Posts
All of the later model 124 coupes used the burl wood. The wood from a roll-top box can be removed from a used box and transferred to an existing one. But it involves taking apart the box itself and putting it back together. It's not a hard job in my opinion but I highly doubt that somebody at a salvage yard is going to let you take apart a box and sell you just the wood. He'll sell you the whole box.
Sure, they'll let you do it, they will just charge as much as they were going to charge for the entire box.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top