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Old 12-19-2004, 08:41 PM
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Need hard to find 107 trim parts online catalog

I'm looking for some 107 parts that are not in your run of-the-mill online parts suppliers catalogs.

Been here, Fastlane, there... Adsit, BenzBin, Eurasian, Smitty's, and many more and they don't list some parts I need!

I'm looking for (1980 450 SL) the rubber base that go's around the shift lever base. Also, I'm looking for the body moldings (chrome / rubber) that run under and mid way of the doors, fender to fender.

Does anyone know of a supplier? I really don't want to go through a stealership as my funds for this project are limited!

Would greatly appriciate any direction......... BB

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Old 12-19-2004, 09:38 PM
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The real issue is if there is a third part supplier for the item or not. On many common items, there are. On most others, there aren't. In that case you just have to shop fo the best price. Prices from dealerships vary wildly.
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:20 AM
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Busybenz,

Give Steve a call at German Parts World 1.800.332.3822 or 407.331.3800


they are in Orlando, Florida / super nice people
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:36 AM
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You might try PMing GermanStar on this forum. If he doesn't have it he can tell you where to get it.
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:59 AM
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The rubber piece around the shift lever base is dirt cheap through Phil right here. I believe it's dealer only, but it came in just a week.

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Old 12-20-2004, 12:09 PM
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have you tried this site?

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I'm looking for some 107 parts that are not in your run of-the-mill online parts suppliers catalogs.

Been here, Fastlane, there... Adsit, BenzBin, Eurasian, Smitty's, and many more and they don't list some parts I need!

I'm looking for (1980 450 SL) the rubber base that go's around the shift lever base. Also, I'm looking for the body moldings (chrome / rubber) that run under and mid way of the doors, fender to fender.

Does anyone know of a supplier? I really don't want to go through a stealership as my funds for this project are limited!

Would greatly appriciate any direction......... BB
http://www.kkmfg.com/107cat.php
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:43 PM
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Thanks guys for that info!

I have taken everything out of the interior, less the dash & wheel. I plan to renew as much as is practicle given budget restraints. The Zebrano wood I have found an unusual way to remove the finish, with an exacto-knife, I just get under the thick urethane finish with the edge of the knife blade and it lifts right off the wood, about the size of a thumb nail at a time!!!!!!! Odd, but it works and no risk of sanding through! BB
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:33 AM
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Very resourceful with the exacto knife....What type of varnish or lacquer do you plan to recoat with? Do you have a process?
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Old 12-21-2004, 04:08 PM
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Very resourceful with the exacto knife....What type of varnish or lacquer do you plan to recoat with? Do you have a process?
Varnish!

My process is to sand with a small block 150 grit, then 320. I plan to put 6 or 8 coats Epifanes high gloss marine varnish, sanding 320 grit between coats, and applying the varnish with Epifanes finest china bristle brush! I didn't buy this brush just for this work, but have used it for years on my boats.

I'm not planning to stain the Zebrano wood, didn't do that for my 124! The wood comes out lighter and I like it better than the original darkened finish applied by MB, but the 80 107 has a light gray interior, unlike the creme interior of the 124 which looks great with lighter wood, but may not look so good with gray, we'll see!

By the way, the original finish on the 80 107 looks like oil based varnish, unlike the 124 that looked like a urethane finish with to me!

Merry Christmas............ BB
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:22 AM
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removing the finish

my buddy in calif who owns classic wood designs [makes wood dashes and wood interior stuff] refinished my console panel of the 88 and your chipping method is how he said he did on mine. he then stained and finished to match my older finish. looks good.

now that i see you can do this i might just give the 87 a try myself. i'll ask him what kind of finish he used. i'm sure i remember that is was something simple.
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:33 PM
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my buddy in calif who owns classic wood designs [makes wood dashes and wood interior stuff] refinished my console panel of the 88 and your chipping method is how he said he did on mine. he then stained and finished to match my older finish. looks good.

now that i see you can do this i might just give the 87 a try myself. i'll ask him what kind of finish he used. i'm sure i remember that is was something simple.
I think ultraviolet decay helps aid in chipping it off. I mean, my car shows sign that the top was down alot, and the sun playing on it weakened the finish! Makes it easyier to chip off! I also used a 1/2 chisel too!

I may end up using stain too! Wasn't going to, but!!!

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Old 12-28-2004, 05:54 PM
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i just spoke to my buddy in calif i noticed as i chipped off the finish the color came with it and the zebra wood was extremely pale with only faint signs of stripes.

he confirmed this so if done right it appears you need to stain and possibly a highlight paint for the strips. he is sending me a pint of the stain he used on my other console.

he also mentioned that maybe the first sealer coat had the coloring mixed in. he also said that to see what your original finish looked like was to remove the handle off the ashtray. that's not seen light.
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Pound it to fit then Paint it to match!

There is only First Place and Varying degrees of last!

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Old 12-28-2004, 06:04 PM
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i just spoke to my buddy in calif i noticed as i chipped off the finish the color came with it and the zebra wood was extremely pale with only faint signs of stripes.

he confirmed this so if done right it appears you need to stain and possibly a highlight paint for the strips. he is sending me a pint of the stain he used on my other console.

he also mentioned that maybe the first sealer coat had the coloring mixed in. he also said that to see what your original finish looked like was to remove the handle off the ashtray. that's not seen light.
Craig, yes I believe that much, if not all, the coloring to darken the zebrano may have been applied in the succeeding coats, I'm not sure what your finish guy means, but the detail of the wood is very sharp, both in my 124, and 107, after stripping, chippping whatever, the finish off. BB

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