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Good luck with that...

There have been a couple of extensive threads on finding/buying/fabricating them with no good answer.
 

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Got em!

If they are still available, I am so happy I didn't pay that guy $35. I will ask my local dealer before placing an order on one of the websites
Paid $24 +tax from my dealer. Thanks for the heads up on this everyone.
 

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$17.50 at my dealer! They said there were only 5 left in the country (USA) so I bought a set for each of the two windscreens I have... only after I heard the price was when I switched my order from one to two. The shifter bushing I need for the 73 was also only $4.73 and they recommended cutting it to install it instead of using a special tool since they said that's what most independent shops do anyway. He also said it was quite easy to access unlike my perception of the shifter bushing being very difficult to get to. (Sorry to go OT.)
 

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What are these for?
The optional windscreen that I think became available from MB (made by Orvis I believe) is designed to fit the later model soft top cover which is slightly taller than the early soft top cover. These adapter blocks were apparently included with the windscreen when purchased new from MB, but it is no longer available to my knowledge.

I have a 1973 (early model) and two of these windscreens with no adapter blocks. So I bought the adapter blocks to have one set for each. (I very will likely sell one of the windscreens.)

Before having these blocks, I had made some wood blocks to fill the gap, but they rub and make it nearly impossible to open the soft top lid without removing the windscreen. With these blocks, I should be able to open the soft top boot with no problem.
 

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Hello all,
The Wind Deflector adaptor blocks for the OEM are no longer available and I searched low and high to locate them without any luck. I'm in the process now of making them out of ABS. Can anyone who has a set, please tell me the measurements. I've attached a pic and in "red" is what 5 dimensions I would need. Thanks in advance.
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The optional windscreen that I think became available from MB (made by Orvis I believe) is designed to fit the later model soft top cover which is slightly taller than the early soft top cover. These adapter blocks were apparently included with the windscreen when purchased new from MB, but it is no longer available to my knowledge.
The OEM windscreen was made by ORIS rather than Orvis. The wind blocker itself is now pretty rare. One guy in Germany is selling refurbished units for close to a grand...over with shipping.
 

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Hello all,

The Wind Deflector adaptor blocks for the OEM are no longer available and I searched low and high to locate them without any luck. I'm in the process now of making them out of ABS. Can anyone who has a set, please tell me the measurements. I've attached a pic and in "red" is what 5 dimensions I would need. Thanks in advance.

carltwo

I'm pretty sure I included a pair with the screen I gave to a friend with a 560sl. Last I heard he didn't know where they were, but I will ask again.

I have some wooden blocks I used before I got some. PM your address if you want the wood blocks.
 

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I'm pretty sure I included a pair with the screen I gave to a friend with a 560sl. Last I heard he didn't know where they were, but I will ask again.

I have some wooden blocks I used before I got some. PM your address if you want the wood blocks.
Thanks Fonzi. If your friend still has the ones you gave him, I would be very happy to purchased them from him as I understand the 560SL doesn't need them. I'm trying to figure out the measurement by the pictures because if I can't locate originals, I'm determined to fabricate them. But really thanks for the offer for the wooden blocks anyway.
 

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Thanks Fonzi. If your friend still has the ones you gave him, I would be very happy to purchased them from him as I understand the 560SL doesn't need them. I'm trying to figure out the measurement by the pictures because if I can't locate originals I'm determined to fabricate them, but really thanks for the offer for the wooden blocks anyway.

My wooden blocks worked pretty well with the correct dimensions, but nobody seems to want them. LOL.
 

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My wooden blocks worked pretty well with the correct dimensions, but nobody seems to want them. LOL.
Well now!,:eek if the dimensions are the same as originals, I'll take them.
 

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Well now!,:eek if the dimensions are the same as originals, I'll take them.

They just don't have the tab that makes them stay on the windscreen when you disconnect the windscreen from the car. One of them may have rubbed the parcel shelf wall a little as you pop the boot up (with the windscreen on). They are what I used the majority of the time I had a windscreen on my 1973. Yes, originals are far better. These didn't take me long to make without any template, but one of their benefits is being made from Brazilian Walnut aka IPE wood, which is very very hard and doesn't split easily.

I simply don't know anyone with a set of these blocks to mold or scan for 3D Printing or whatever.
 

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Fonzi is sending me his wooden adapter blocks, really nice of him. Thanks again Fonzi....
Carl
 

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Not sure if this helpful, but there's a directory of windscreens over at Windscreen Review, and I believe Windblox has an option. Good luck there.

Interesting. They seem to provide clear plastic shields. I don't see anything specifically for the r107, but there is an SL Class option. On the bright side, they seem very affordable.

I am guessing that they are a generic fit. I wonder if I could use one of these on my SLC Convertible with recaro seats.

Does anyone know how these mount?

http://www.windblox.com/windscreens/europe/mercedes.html

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