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1985 380SL w 5OO SEL block, 2005 SL500, 2011 C300
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I tried multiple searches here and online. The only site mentioned in a post is no longer up. Can someone refer a seller. Even Ebay doesn't offer any.
I can get an entire new top for $305 locally but thought I would try this route first.
Thanks in advance.
 

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1983 380SL, 2000 S430, 1991 420SEL (retired) - RHD
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If your roof is still good you s/be able to have the windows replaced for less than that. Also, a new top costs as much again for installation unless you DIY. Most upholstery shops will know who does them.( windows and tops)
 

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I think you'll end up replacing the top.
 

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It really is rare that a 34 year old top is good when the windows need replacement. Old canvas is old canvas.
If someone knifed a window on a new top, then replacing the window would make sense.
That being said, the soft top manufacturers must have them because they use them.
A quick search from the manufacturer that I bought my top from shows that they sell small sheets of the plastic required. Then you'll have to cut to size and hand stitch in situ.
 

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I had new windows put in my top by an upholsterer many years ago( before I eventually replaced the top.) It was only a stopgap measure but didn't cost much. They did it in situ but I don't know how. Each window had a funny little curl in one place so they must have had some sort of hand stitcher they needed to remove at the end.
 

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I agree with replacing the entire top. Especially if you can get it for $305. I replaced a bad window on mine, spent probably $100 on supplies to do the job. It turned out ok, but the old canvas around the window wasn’t prepared to support a new stiffer window and it tore.
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It would take a lot longer to change the top. If you don't use the soft top a lot your repair should delay the replacement for a few more years.
 

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1985 380SL w 5OO SEL block, 2005 SL500, 2011 C300
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Thanks all. I inquired about windows only because I picked up another top ( still on the frame) for $50. One minor tear but the windows are shot. My car is in sad shape cosmeticall and it’s not worth restoring. So I’m going to be selling it and look for one in good condition. I’ll either swap out the top/ frame or just include it in the sale.
 
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