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Windscreen wood trim
« on: October 16, 2015, 18:15:06 »
Hi All,

I have a 63 Cabrio that came minus the wood surround around the windscreen.

I see plenty of these advertised for Coupes. Are the Coupe and Cabrio pieces interchangeable?

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 21:39:53 »
I wouldn't think so. Might call Madera Concepts and ask them. I bet they know.
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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 12:48:09 »
Got a message from Jeff at Madera (nice guy) and he confirmed that they only refurbish the wooden pieces and do not remove or replace them so they don't necessarilly even know exactly which model of vehicle they come from.

Therefore this one is back out to the forum ! Anybody ??
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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 15:16:40 »
Peter,
Try Hatch and Sons, they have done restorations on these cars.
Maybe Bud's Benz, also restores these cars.
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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 20:18:47 »
Thanks Walter. Bud's Benz I have heard of.
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Windscreen wood trim - Coupe vs Cabrio - Pictures Please??
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 20:09:41 »
Hi all,

I posted on here a while back asking whether anyone knew if Cabrio and Coupe wooden trim was identical around the top and sides of the windscreen (shield).

Well after buying some Coupe pieces (cheap fortunately) I can confirm they are not. The big difference are the sun-visors. These have to be mounted off the windscreen frame in a Cabrio and they are fixed to the roof in the Coupe...obvious really.

I am wondering if I can modify the Coupe pieces to suit but having never had any original ones to start with I'm not entirely sure how to shape them.

Any W111 Cabrio owners out there willing to post some decent pictures of the wooden frame at the top of the windscreen ??

Regards

Peter

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 10:57:43 »
Hi Peter,

Interesting point. If you decide that they cannot be modified I am probably interested in the pieces..I need the wood trim (at least sides and roof..two pieces I believe) for my coupe. My dash piece is also split, but at least I have it. I'm afraid I can't help you in respect to saying whether the pieces you have can be adapted to fit your cabrio. Good luk,

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 19:21:57 »
Hi Dave,

Let me check first whether they are actually for a Coupe !! I am not entirely convinced now that I have checked them myself (only managed it yesterday).

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 22:31:29 »
No worries Peter, thanks.

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 22:54:19 »
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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 21:33:26 »
Hi Perry,
Sadly I logged on too late and missed it. I think I have another pair sourced though.

Dave - the pieces I had were for a saloon. If I come across any more I shall pass on the details to you.

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 22:31:42 »
Hi Peter,

Thanks for that. Are the saloon pieces different to the coupe then? I thought the front screen was the same, but maybe not the internal surround?

Thanks,

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 10:07:11 »
Hi Dave,

The overall shape is slightly different but also another difference appears to be the finish on the reverse. The pieces I received had a flat finish on the back of the wood where it fits against the pillar at the sides of the screen. It needs to be scalloped for a Coupe or Cabrio because the windscreen pillar is convex. When I had a look on ebay for other coupe versions I could see they were scalloped at the sides.

Have a look at the picture which shows the back is flat. The top parts were scalloped on the saloon version too though.

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2016, 17:48:17 »
Thanks Peter. That's a pain, makes it even harder to find.

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Re: Windscreen wood trim
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2016, 22:13:54 »
Plenty on ebay.de Dave but they cost a few hundred quid.
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