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Does anyone know if the all the interior parts for the hardtop are still available from MB. I had a fire at my house a few weeks ago -- hardtop was off the car and it suffered smoke/ water damage as well as some heat damage to the interior plastic parts. The estimating software does not show the parts.

The car survived -- lost two others -- but it is going to need some work on the exterior from soot deposits.

Car is red -- may need to be wet sanded :(
 

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The hardtop should be covered by your homeowner's insurance or your auto policy. If it were me, I'd take the insurance settlement on the cost of replacing the hardtop or full insurance repair value....then go out and buy a used hardtop. I've seem them pretty darned cheap out there actually.
 

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man that sucks, hope you can find a used one cheap like db51 suggests, i would try to do the same thing. my old Boss bought one from craigslist for $20.00, thought it was a typo for $200.00 but the guy just wanted it gone from his garage.
 

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Start checking your local CraigsList. Always seems to be a few in there...usually $200 or less.
 

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Good advice ! If you buy those parts and do a total refurb, you'll end up with a fortune in it. Hardtops are a dime a dozen. Hell if you were close you could take mine ! All I do is trip over it :D
 

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The top and the car is all covered -- I'm not concerned.

I have owned this car for a long time and it is in perfect condition - - 50k. The top was spotless ........ I guess if I found a perfect red/ tan one that could work. But I don't see the point in getting into fixing up a used one - especially if paint is needed.

My thoughts currently are to have the interior parts replaced if available. I guess I will have to check further.
 

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Mine is a different color - but thanks.

I wonder what the bright work looks like on that top .... I don't see anything protecting it from the ground.


I already have the prices for the 3 main gaskets -- and the headliner material is available ------ I definitely need the two side panels --- not sure about the rear window trim.
 

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Check the EPC for part numbers or call the Classic Center. Classic Center will advise availability and price.
 

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looks like I can get all the interior parts -- even if I have to replace them all for color match I'm around 1k. I was going to replace the three main seals on my current top anyway and if I get a used one they would need to be replaced on that one most likely.

The carpets came out and cleaned up well -- seats will need to come out .. but I'm sure fine......... looks like it will need a new soft-top .... big question is the paint.

Rest of the exterior looks to be OK.
 

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I saw a red hard top for sale for like $400 on craigslist somewheres i'll see if i can find it for ya.

Found it, its actually $600 but they may be negotiable ?? 1976 mercedes 450sl parts
FWIW That guy has had that same lot of stuff for sale for a few years. Same pics too. Not saying its a bad thing...just sayin'.
 

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I have 3 hard tops, don't need the black one and will probably never use the other 2 but they'll go with the car. Problem is all 3 have some damage/wear so he's better off fixing what he has.
 
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