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hey guys me once again!

i found a guy selling parts off a 1993 400sel
im wondering how hard the metal to glass sunroof swap is
any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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hey guys me once again!

i found a guy selling parts off a 1993 400sel
im wondering how hard the metal to glass sunroof swap is
any help would be greatly appreciated!!
thanks
Do some searching in the forum - it's been done and I don't recall it being that difficult. As I remember you do have swap some parts out to make it work properly, but fitment is the same.

Dan
 

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I did it to my '95 S500. Found a '94 S420 with glass moonroof at a breaker in Lexington and bought what I thought would be all the bits to effect a swap. But, of course, no.
The one part you are apt to forget is the headliner-colored sunshade slider panel. Most of the time breakers tear them up just getting them out of the car during disassembly. You are going to want that thing. Even if it's scuffed up, you can recover it cheaply. I wound up having to bite the bullet and get one from eBay that the owner was pretty proud of, then got an auto trim shop to recover it. You'll need a trim piece that goes longitudinally across the opening of the sunroof to cover up the mechanical bits you don't see with a steel roof. I'll look up the part number when I get home from my invoice.

It was easier for me because the entire interior was coming out of the car to swap in seats from an s600. If you're going to try doing this with the headliner still in, I don't have any tips for you except you'll pull your hair out.

I do encourage you to give it a go. The results are worth it. There wasn't any particular difficulty. It's not like that guy that put a 140 moonroof into his steel-roofed w126. My hat's off to him. Best wishes!

Jack
 
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