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Old 05-06-2013, 03:09 PM
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W108 Window Wood

My W108 is missing the wood around the windows and I saw this ebay listing. I have a couple of pieces of the original window wood for the front window. Are these legit, they look like someone went to Home Depot and cut some trim molding and stained/clear coated it.

Genuine Mercedes Wood Door Window Trim W108 250 280 300 Front Right R | eBay
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They look legit to me and I already purchased both long ones for the rear doors. Mine were water damaged and this was like heaven sent.

Maybe they are expensive, but so far I've been only thinking about how to get them or fabricate them .. for more than 5 months!!!
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Did you get the rears from this same seller?
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Yes. Look at other items of the seller.

I just purchased yesterday as soon as it was published. Can't confirm if they are legit, but per his description they are.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:47 PM
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I can remember shopping for this car when they were new. These look like the original thing to me.

And I remember these rather clearly since it seemed Mercedes was just trying to hold on to former customers who expected such things. After all, this was the norm for Mercedes from the earlier times and Rolls-Royce still had them, so customers expected them in this price class.

The big deal was 'No paint shall show through on the door frame or door interior'.

And oddly enough these also acted as sound insulation and not just trim.
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Yes. Look at other items of the seller.

I just purchased yesterday as soon as it was published. Can't confirm if they are legit, but per his description they are.
Please post your opinion of them when you receive the wood trim. I wonder if they will come with the screws.
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Please post your opinion of them when you receive the wood trim. I wonder if they will come with the screws.
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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Yes, screws hold the wood to the door frame. They come with a washer that matches the shape of the screw.
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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..
I will need a full set once I get my wood trim ready for installation.
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Yes, screws hold the wood to the door frame. They come with a washer that matches the shape of the screw.
I was not aware about any washers, thanks for the info.
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As Larry mentioned, they're shaped to the screw. Think of a cup or a bowl with a hole through the center for the screw.

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Take a look here, first pic you can see the screw W108 – Refurbishing Wood Trim | MBCA Hawaii Section
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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...
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Sure, I can see people paying for complete sets that aren't water-damaged. Grab the little screws/ washers as well.
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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...
Of course.

As I mentioned, I was on the I can do it myself or at least find a good carpenter to make them cheaper, attitude ...... 6 months later still doing other things and haven't started looking into the damaged wood.
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