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Old 10-03-2003, 03:53 PM
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Exclamation Need help/advice on replacing SL convertible top.

Hey guys, did a search on here and did not find too much on replacing the top. I was hoping to get as close to OEM as possible. Called the dealer and they want about 2k for the entire top, thats not including labor, ouch!! I can get a Kal-Glass for about 800 bucks, but have not heard good things about them. I do have an installer who works pretty reasonably, but he only uses Kal Glass. I would like to order a top that is of higher quality then have him install it.

Any ideas or suggestions on where to look for replacement tops??

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Old 10-04-2003, 04:16 PM
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I've definately seen the OEM manufacturerer quoted before, their German (funny enough). What makes me mad is that I didn't bookmark their site!

They have either been mentioned on here or here http://forums.mbnz.org/

I've searched through my History too but no joy. Maybe some serious Googling will help?

If I find the link I'll let you know.

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Ah, knew I would find it eventually.

Happich are the OEM for SLs. There are several companies still retailing their canvas products - sorry lost the links ;-(

Let me know how you get on as I'm also looking very seriously at replacing mine. Windows are fine now but canvas is creased - just like yours. I'm so jealous of those brand new tops that fit so snug and are so beautifully ironed ;-)
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These guys run an ad in "The Star". They seem to be highly regarded. www.hirschauto.com Perhaps you could order what you need from them and have it installed locally. I think I'll be looking for a new top next spring too, so anything you guys come up with will be of interest. Tod
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Two possibilities:
World Upholstery at http://www.worlduph.com/hubpageMERCEDES.htm

and GAHH at http://www.gahhinc.com/samplei.html (which sells to the shop that will do my new top next spring).

Both have been frequently mentioned on Mercedes BB's.
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Old 10-04-2003, 11:49 PM
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Thanx much guys. I did call GAHH up and spoke to a very knowledgeable guy. A full top with windows is $653, not too shabby and better than the dealers 2k. I have seen a couple of other sites that are a bit cheaper, one promised German canvas for $399. I think I am going to go with GAHH and have it installed locally, they do have a 5 year warranty.

Its a moot point for the moment since this New England weather has forced me to break out the hard top, sigh.
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I think you'll be happy with GAHH.

My local Mercedes dealer has recommended GAHH on replacement leather hydes for my car. He says the fit and finish is perfect.
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