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'09 E350 4-matic sport, '83 240D 4-speed (sold), '77/'78 450SLC (junked), '81 500SLC (junked)
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I have a bunch of parts from my 450SLC that I'd like to keep for my 500SLC if they fit... The things I can think of are the fuel, air, and oil filters, plugs, distributor cap, rotor, alternator, battery, etc...

All of that stuff is either unused or has <50 miles on it. There is a slot under the center vents on the 500SLC that looks like it had a slider for a "flappy" valve for the vents. The slider is missing though. My 450 doesn't have a slider there. Would one of the side ones work there? Is it even missing?

 

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Are the shift knobs the same?
 

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1979 450 SLC 5.0 #677 & 1980 500 SLC #2053
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Most of the parts are interchangeable considering the year of each car except for the engine short-block, transmission and rear end suspension.

If you have good parts that you can take off of the 450, save them. You can always toss them later.

The slider thingy is missing the nob..
 

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you can use 450s rear axle diff house 3.07 and axelshafts as well . even the whole rear control arms both 450 and 500 cars is using the same aloy arms .
 

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you can use 450s rear axle diff house 3.07 and axelshafts as well . even the whole rear control arms both 450 and 500 cars is using the same aloy arms .
Ah, good call on the axles... Those are definitely worth keeping around. Maybe also calipers. I hesitate to start stealing suspension parts or else I don't know how the truck would be able to get the car out of my driveway =]

Looks like I'll be keeping a few things for myself, selling whatever I can here, and then dumping the rest on ebay. I made a CL ad as well... Hopefully there will be enough of it left that the Mercedes dismantlers in Sun Valley will take it off my hands without charge.
 

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The slider control looks to be there. This car does not have the automatic climate control system therefore it will have a manual fresh-air valve.

Not just the knob but the metal thing the knob sticks on, right?
 
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