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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
-----'83 280 SL----- 5 speed....The PIG
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They finally found not 1 but 2 -107 windshields in Canada. Seems that all the distributors were doing inventory in September.
The PIG is now in the shop waiting for the replacement today.
And it has that tinted strip at the top....I'm guessing the 560's came that way? That'll be new for me!
Windshield was $375.00 CAD.
 

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'79 450SL, '04 CLK200 convertible; former A124, W210, A209.
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Nice one! My 1979 450 also has tinted strip but the windscreen was replaced at some point, I thought the strip was factory for all R107 rather than just 560/500 models?
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
-----'83 280 SL----- 5 speed....The PIG
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Dunno....my 280SL didn't have it. Maybe an option back in the day?
 

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Mine had it . I figured they started dropping them on the glass sometime in the 80s.

I remember as a kid in the 90s noticing that line appearing on all automobiles very suddenly.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
-----'83 280 SL----- 5 speed....The PIG
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Discussion Starter #27 (Edited)
Just picked up The PIG. Fabulous. Not only is there no cracks in the windshield.....but I can see again!
That crack did me a favour.
$441.00 all in.
 

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I realized that they did me a favour.....I guess the adhesion primer is black and they ran a tape line before applying it. They went a little on the wide side at the bottom but it managed to cover the degrading felt that lives there.
 

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1979 280 SL 4-speed, 2015 GLK 350 4-MATIC, 2012 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-speed
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The tint may have something to do with the A/C option as my '79 280 with A/C has the tint and appears to have the original windshield (marked with M-B logo).
 
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