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We have an 86 560sl. Would like a detachable windscreen.
Can anyone give me some advice and recommendation regarding effectiveness and convenience of removal, of a particular model.
 

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They are very effective and are removable with two attached clamps.

The reduction in wind is very noticable. It takes less than 30 seconds to install and/or remove.

I leave mine on at all time, even when the hardtop is on.

My 380 is the same body type as yours.
 

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This was the best money I spent on any accessory for my car. You really can drive at 65 MPH on the expressway with only a slight touseling of your hair! You can hear a "normal" stereo!

However, it is not cheap. I've seen it increase in price quite a bit over the last year. Shop around. The nearby dealer stood firm on a ridiculous price even when confronted with a $150 lower mail order price.
 

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http://www.performanceproducts.com/ProductPage.aspx?productname=Genuine+Mercedes+Windscreen&productid=102789&productType=20&partnumber=
 

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I ordered mine direct from the german firm KVM at substantial savings; 177.95 Euro + shipping = approx. US$ 240.00 + shipping. The windscreen fit perfectly and sure is a delight on my 450SL.

http://www.ksm-exclusiv.de/mercedes_pagode.htm
 

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Hi Marty
I looked around last year for a windscreen for my 1989 560 Sl but eventually contacted Mercedes Benz Canada. They had the type I wanted ( nylon mesh in an aluminum frame)but would only supply through a dealer. I am very happy with the screen. It looks sharp and is very effective at reducing wind noise and, more importantly, buffeting, The screen attaches and removes in seconds with two over centre clamps. It has two sections: one to flip up behind your head when desired for protection and the other that lays flat and covers the well behind the seats (thus preventing airflow under the screen portion behind you head.
 

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Hi Marty
Since posting my first reply, I have placed a few photos in a folder in the 'galleries". Look for 'Northern Boy" folder in the sl galleries and you can see a couple of photos of the windscreen installed on my 560sl
 

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mrelbe - 4/18/2005 2:09 PM

I ordered mine direct from the german firm KVM at substantial savings; 177.95 Euro + shipping = approx. US$ 240.00 + shipping. The windscreen fit perfectly and sure is a delight on my 450SL.

http://www.ksm-exclusiv.de/mercedes_pagode.htm
Does it cover the well area? In the pictures it looks like it doesn't
 

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I bought one last year from Performance Products. I get a card every 3-4 months from them offering a discount on my purchases so I used that when I bought mine. Seems like it was around $300 bucks but I had seen them for less when I didn't own my SL! Anyway, this truly is a great option for your car. I sometimes have trouble keeping my cap on from the wind splash but I just reach back and pull up the screen and it greatly reduces the wind. Get one. You won't regret it.
Mike [8D]
 

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kvining - 4/21/2005 10:07 AM

Does it cover the well area? In the pictures it looks like it doesn't
Yes, it does cover the well area.
 

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Went to website in Germany, but how do you translate to english? Really is the best price I've found, thanks to this thread.
 

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Went to website in Germany, but how do you translate to english? Really is the best price I've found, thanks to this thread.
 

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Do you have the MB part number for that windscreen Northern boy?
 

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Loose german translation:
W107
Windscreen
2 parts (vertical screen + well cover)
The frame is covered in leather. The view is not blocked even with sun shining from rear at 180 degree angle.
Mounts without drilling
Order now ( this link just generates an email to [email protected] )

I am very happy with my screen from them. I suggest you email them to [email protected] and most likely they will understand and answer in english.
 

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place to buy it

strife2 said:
This was the best money I spent on any accessory for my car. You really can drive at 65 MPH on the expressway with only a slight touseling of your hair! You can hear a "normal" stereo!

However, it is not cheap. I've seen it increase in price quite a bit over the last year. Shop around. The nearby dealer stood firm on a ridiculous price even when confronted with a $150 lower mail order price.

I have seen the pictures and I like the wind screen do you know where can I buy one or the manufacture name?

Thank you
 

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When you are ordering take the more expensive one ,that is the original,Euro 259 is the best price I ever saw.
 

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$450.00 CAD at my local MB dealer. It is the one and only. Takes longer to get it out of the box than to install. And, friends, it works.
 

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well www.adsitco.com has them for 498.00 but im sure ya can do better than that.
 

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You can also make one if you want. It took me a couples of hours to make one from scratch. Check this link out

http://www.sl113.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3135&SearchTerms=W107

I made one for about $50 - $15 for plywood, $25 for paint (colour matched to the car) and rubber paint (for the brackets), and $10 for hardware. If you have all of that stuff around the house you could make it for free!

You don't need the plexiplastic for the flip up portion. Plywood will work. All you have to do is take the flip up section and notch out the centre of the top for the rear view mirror.

I also didn't fool around with the european latches. All you really need is a piano hinge. The back pressure will keep the screen up once you are moving.

The only problem I encountered was that the flip up portion would flop down when you stopped - which can be a bit a blessing as it allows some cool air to flow into the cabin. I solved that problem by putting a cabinent handle on the flip up screen (to pull the screen up) and I attach a bungie cord from the handle to the arm rest. Simple solution and it works!.

I'm very happy with the results. Using the wind screen makes an amazing difference when you're driving on the highway and I now have a "security" cover over my luggage well.
 
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