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Old 10-17-2013, 04:34 PM
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Windshield clips for 280 sl R107

Can anyone tell me where I can find the 16 windshield clips for 1981 mercedes R107? They are attached by a 1/8"or so rivet. These hold the trim in place. Windshield guy took my glass out today and 4 or 5 of the clips are rusted or broken. Also looking for the 10 or so little phillips head screws that are 3 different sizes. 4 on top rail and 3 or 4 that screw in down the sides. I have searched the internet to no avail. Help!

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:45 PM
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Dealer or Classic Center. Not unique to the Euro model.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:46 PM
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The clip question is interesting - I've broken a few myself, and just worked around it, because the trim still held. This is a bad policy, because the trim DOES aid in holding the window in place in case something bad happens. I looked it up on the EPC, and they MIGHT be

A1079883578

And they looked pretty cheap. The parts site I usually use isn't working right now, but another one is, and they look to be about $0.40 each. The rivet is extra, and I have no idea how one would install a riveted item like that without some really serious disassembly. Screws and/or aluminum rivets aren't going to do the job. Oddly, the clips on the hardtop rear window are different!
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:02 AM
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Looks like there may be two different clips. One strife listed (quantity 6) and A1079881578 (quantity 12). Best to use the dealer to verify.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:48 PM
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windshield clips for 280, 380 SL

Rowdie and Strife:

I found the clips (18 required) and rivets at one of the mercedes dealerships in Charlotte, NC. Not cheap but I have to get them. $63.00 and some change. Had to take a couple of the old clips up there for them to match. Thanks for all the help you have provided to me on all my questions. Actually, I am beginning to enjoy working on this car. If it is okay, look for me to ask more questions and learn all I can from you guys. Have a wonderful week. Ron from S.C.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:00 AM
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Looking closely at a blown-up picture in the EPC, these DO look like pop rivets, probably made of aluminum. Surprising, if true.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:41 PM
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Windshield clips for 280, 380sl

Strife:

You are correct, these are alum rivets.

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