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W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« on: September 11, 2014, 21:42:00 »
I am moving in the right direction on my 220seb coupe as it is now center of attention. I am ready to put the rear tail lamps in. The there is rubber trim seal that runs along the top edge of the rear tail lamps. I have the new seals but will need to fit and trim them. Most cars don't have them on for reference. Does anyone have good reference shot they can share of their tail lamps that clearly shows these trim seals?
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Peter Perry
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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 03:57:33 »
My trim isn't original but here is a pic of how I matched the profile by cutting them off at a slight angle to match the bezel angle.

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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 19:42:50 »
Did all W111 coupe/cabs with all red tail lights have that seal? MIne didn't have them but it had some rear damage and could have been removed prior.

Do you have the seal part number?

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Wallace
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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 20:31:02 »
Wallace,
fyi, the spare parts list edition B for 250SE/C - 280SE/C (Jan 1968) does not show a seal or a p/n for it.
Alfred
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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 16:19:14 »
The seal is PN# 111-826-51-97 and you will need to order two. We used to sell them through The Coupe Group, and other restorers still do online, but once the Classic Center started restocking them recently there really is no reason to buy from anyone other than them as their price is lower than what we, or the other restorers, could achieve. They are $2.40 each through Tom at the Classic Center. Don't pay $40 on eBay.

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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 19:25:37 »
Hi,

None of the w111s with the old style red taillight had these seals.
So if you want to go the original route, there's no need to get them.

Hans


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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 20:23:32 »
I agree with Hans.
We had several discussions about these rubber strips for W113 lamps but it applies also to W111 lamps:
http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=18452
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Re: W111 rear tail lamp trim seal references
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 11:24:27 »
The seal is PN# 111-826-51-97 and you will need to order two. We used to sell them through The Coupe Group, and other restorers still do online, but once the Classic Center started restocking them recently there really is no reason to buy from anyone other than them as their price is lower than what we, or the other restorers, could achieve. They are $2.40 each through Tom at the Classic Center. Don't pay $40 on eBay.

WOW!!
Thanks to all for your feedback.
Peter Perry
1970 911T Bahia Red
1972 911T Albert Blau
1963 220seb coupe barn
1965 230SL Light Ivory automatic
1966 230SL Havana Brown 4 speed Barn Find
1970 280SE living 3.5 donor car