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Old 05-09-2013, 03:38 PM
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Should I be harvesting good wood from junkyard cars? I have two of the front wood bows in good condition for early 108s.... Haven't been saving window wood...
Hold on, is there a difference between the years for the wood trim? I thought it was the same for all years of the W108's.

This wood is going to become scarce down the road. As others have posted save it.

ADV Rider, thanks for posting the pic of the wood screw and washer.
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Oh, and document it!

You don't want to have 10-20 wood parts wondering which goes where and which car it belongs to.
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A lot of the screws I have seen over the years in junk yards were a bit rusted. Surface rust, that is.

I should think that a bit of polish would minimize this, but has anyone any suggestions for cleaning them of this surface rust?

By the way.... One good thing about them is that the washers don't usually fall off due to their shape, but take care to make sure they don't fall off anyway.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:27 AM
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Should I be harvesting good wood from junkyard cars? I have two of the front wood bows in good condition for early 108s.... Haven't been saving window wood...
Any for sale? (if they fit a '72)

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I should think that a bit of polish would minimize this, but has anyone any suggestions for cleaning them of this surface rust?
Try Evapo-Rust to remove the rust then apply a good metal polish (Adams brand is good).

Evapo-Rust Rust Remover, 1 Gal - Amazon.com
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I will, but have in mind that these will take some time to arrive.
Mexican post is terrible.

It doesn't mention anything about screws, do you need them? Maybe I can take a picture of mine..
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Did you get the wood trim yet? How is it for fit and finish.
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Did you get the wood trim yet? How is it for fit and finish.
Not yet.

I track-it down today and its on mexican customs .... maybe a week from now.
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Screws and "cups" for them...

I'm pretty certain I have a source for both screws and those "cups" ya'll are all interested in. The screws, as I recall can be had either in stainless steel or chrome. If anyone is really interested, p.m. me and I'll see what I can do!
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Try Evapo-Rust to remove the rust then apply a good metal polish (Adams brand is good).

Evapo-Rust Rust Remover, 1 Gal - Amazon.com
NOXON metal polish does the trick too. Comes in a green bottle and is gently enough with the plating. Available at most better local hardware stores.
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Did you get the wood trim yet? How is it for fit and finish.


I did received the parts today, and they are beautiful!! ... maybe its beacuse mine where in very bad shape, but its nice to have sometime like this in prime state.

I'll post some pics later. I have to say they are darker than the pics in ebay.
In fact I like this darker color better.

They seem to be original.

Ill tyr the fitting on the weekend and confirm.
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Pictures

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they fit perfectly.
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early 250S cars had four pieces of wood around the windshield. Then they switched to two plastic hockey sticks and just the wooden bow. The W111 cars had wooden hockey sticks and a dash bow.

Any wood you can find for these cars that is intact should be saved. Don't worry too much about peeling varnish. Even door bows with some water damage can be salvaged by a pro when nothing else is available.

The SEL 108 & 109 cars have different rear wood than the S and SE's. The 108 and 111 wood are different. The 300 family of cars had a wood stripe on the door panel. The 300se W112 cars went as far as having wooden door caps.

All of this wood is veneer; thin layers of wood laid up in a press and glued together. If you ever find yourself near Ashville, NC, it's worth taking a few hours to detour to Heritage Wood works and get the nickle tour of Drew's shop.

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they fit perfectly.
Did you get both the front and rears? This is very good news.
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No, just the rear long ones (R & L)
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