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opopotts

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W111 soft top frame
« on: September 20, 2018, 20:12:01 »
Does anyone know where to buy a soft top frame for the W111?
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Re: W111 soft top frame
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 00:27:19 »
Unobtainable item.
Check with these guys, maybe they conquered the production of W111 already?

http://www.dura-block.pl/en_GB/p/Mercedes-W113-250280-SL-soft-top-frame%2C-REPRO/102
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Re: W111 soft top frame
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 05:27:19 »
Not so from what I've been told. Repro frames are being made - no chrome though but that's the way MB originally sold them. Chrome will be available as repro at some point.
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Re: W111 soft top frame
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 12:56:22 »
Not so from what I've been told. Repro frames are being made - no chrome though but that's the way MB originally sold them. Chrome will be available as repro at some point.

Do tell, Dan, what is the source?
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Re: W111 soft top frame
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 15:37:10 »
Sorry, proprietary info at this point.  :)
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Re: W111 soft top frame
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 19:42:17 »
At some point,  MB’s replacement top discontinued the locking catch (when completely down) as it would edge of the top and cause abrasion.  Hence, if ever find an NOS factory replacement, don’t be puzzled that catch is missing.

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Re: W111 soft top frame
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 01:57:41 »

Original new W111 softtop frames were still available from the factory
at least until a few years ago.

They might even still be today.
At a price - for sure .... :o ???

Otherwise,
the usual used-parts guys around in the country.

Have you placed an add in "The Star" or so?


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