Right. So the cable attaches below (where the tracks are still connected) and therefore the panel can still be pulled open and closed because you never disconnected the cable to change the panel. Right?
I think I remember the sides being free floating in the tracks, and pretty easy to remove. Maybe pulling up the front of the moonroof and moving it beyond the “close” position would expose the connection point of the cable to the panel. I do remember having to somehow disconnect the cable from the motor in order to remove the entire system.I believe the panel is bolted to the tracks much like a seat and the cable is attached to the track. So I don’t think you have to remove the cable connection.
Let me know if you are willing to sell that glass cartridge, Fonzi. I'm going to try to straighten my roof panel and see if it is able to be painted, but I have my doubts since the back edge is bent down almost two inches. Thanks, D DayI think I remember the sides being free floating in the tracks, and pretty easy to remove. Maybe pulling up the front of the moonroof and moving it beyond the “close” position would expose the connection point of the cable to the panel. I do remember having to somehow disconnect the cable from the motor in order to remove the entire system.
I have the entire glass cartridge sitting in my garage, and could probably climb to it, but bet there’s an easier way to get the answers.
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Yes. It’s a big item to ship. Where are you located? I’m just south of Philly.Let me know if you are willing to sell that glass cartridge, Fonzi. I'm going to try to straighten my roof panel and see if it is able to be painted, but I have my doubts since the back edge is bent down almost two inches. Thanks, D Day
that's interesting. In other words, the w126 car you acquired already had a glass sunroof (from a 140) in it without the rubber seal. Bolted in but leaking. From what I've read a little modification is necessary, but I may be able to bolt the glass in with new seals and keep my lower cartridge track in place. Anyway, hold on to it for me. It probably weighs 30-40 pounds complete? It's an entire cartridge. Big box, bubble wrap, $60 shipping on UPS most likely. Could be OK. Thanks. DougDefinitely for sale. I will definitely not use it. The w126 car I took it out of had a 1/4-1/2” gap all the way around then glass because the seal was not installed. I understand that is a difficult job. The car was sold to me sight unseen and the seller neglected to state that the car had no headliner. I too the cartridge and the euro headlights from the car and saved them in case I wanted to use the parts on other w126 sedans I have. I definitely don’t want to do the glass sunroof conversion. So the parts sit collecting dust. Let me know before you come this way so I can put all the parts together and take pictures. I think the glass is dark like black. I think the sunroof panel has the headliner (but the car didn’t).
Thanks, Fonzi. Let's stay in touch on this. I may ask magicbigdaddy about the heater also. Good reminder! Thanks, I'll get a roof on my 560 SEL yet. Doug DayThe glass roof don’t “leak” even though it surely collected water. There are drains in all four corners of the pan that need to be connected and functional. That’s how Michael Clare’s 560sel was setup, but I saw in his thread about driving across the country in a snowstorm, he wasn’t able to stay warm in the car. I imagine the unsealed sunroof was a big problem letting all the heat out. That car sadly ended up getting crushed in a monster truck rally despite me telling the kid I sold to to to let me know if he stops driving it bc I wanted the dash and rear end from it, and probably many other things. Oh well.
I think not. If I understand it correctly, the glass should fit as the metal panel does. If it wasn't coming from Russia I'd buy the whole thing. I believe I've found the glass in Philadelphia. Thanks for your help. Doug DaySolid Snake can you list up the exact parts needed from a W140 to do the conversion and pics of each component if you have them.
I contacted an overseas wrecker and he advised:
the glass $220
So $450 for all.
The frame is not possible to ship, first its heavy and over-sized
So is the W140 frame needed or not?
Solid, can I ask you to reaffirm: Does the Glass from the 140 fit into a W126 (560 SEL '88 Gen II) and connect with those 8mm bolts (two a side) ONLY? Since my lower mechanism works, could the modification be as simple as dropping in the glass and centering with four 8mm bolts? Finally: do you know a current source for the glass? May, 20, 2020 MaineMercedes/Doug DayAbsolutely; once the repair thread was started I had a gut feeling and I'm glad I followed it! The glass for the W140 was made by Webasto, and is a very thick, durable pane of glass. I have no fears of damage or injury to be caused by the part, as it met mid 90s Mercedes standards 👍