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Roxford

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Original Wiper blades wanted
« on: May 21, 2020, 17:02:24 »
Hi,

Does anyone have any original wiper blades for a '71 280 sl for sale or know where I could source them?

Currently, I have a set i purchased from bud's benz and they work great but I would prefer to have an original set being the car is highly original.

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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 03:14:46 »
Do you need the wiper arms, the blade holders or the rubber inserts or ? For your car you would need the satin chrome.
Joe Alexander
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1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 16:51:53 »
Hi,

I need the wiper blade holders and the rubber inserts. Yes I need the satin chrome. See attached photo.

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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 18:10:54 »
This is what i'm looking for. Just felt like this is a lot of money.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-NOS-Mercedes-W113-230sl-250sl-280sl-Factory-Original-Bosch-Wiper-Blades-NEW/303543089091?hash=item46ac93f7c3:g:3WUAAOSwC7NemdbU

What's sad is that these actually sold....that means.some fool paid $300 for a set of wipers.  Now every Tom, Dick, and Harry will try to sell theirs for the same amount or even more.  This is how things, cars in particular, end up pricing themselves out of existence. 
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1966 250se black/dark olive leather
1970 600 Midnight blue/parchment/Macassar
1972 280sel black/black leather
1971 300sel 6.3Papyrus white/dark redleather/Macassar
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 19:17:00 »
1970 280sl 4-Speed Horizon Blue

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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 19:18:31 »
1970 280sl 4-Speed Horizon Blue

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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 19:34:46 »
This is what i'm looking for. Just felt like this is a lot of money.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-NOS-Mercedes-W113-230sl-250sl-280sl-Factory-Original-Bosch-Wiper-Blades-NEW/303543089091?hash=item46ac93f7c3:g:3WUAAOSwC7NemdbU


If the guy bought these for a Pagoda, he got taken.  Incorrect.

The other two pair Arct1k posted are replacements. They are slightly different than the original blades. Notice the "pin" on the sides where the hinge is.
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 20:59:10 »
Thank you for the feed back. Extremely helpful.

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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 23:32:52 »
Wil send you a PM,---couple of arms----regards.
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 00:42:46 »
Always keep your originals if you still have them.  You can then find some modern rubber inserts with a profile close enough to work fine. Replace the rubber inserts and for a few dollars you are done!
Joe Alexander
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2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
2002 SLK32 AMG (350 hp)
1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 00:48:12 »
Always keep your originals if you still have them.  You can then find some modern rubber inserts with a profile close enough to work fine. Replace the rubber inserts and for a few dollars you are done!

Joe, where were you with this excellent advice in 1993? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 At that time wiper blades were just wiper blades 🤣
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 03:08:44 »
Little bit off wiper blades abut spot on for keeping original things that you take off the car.....  When I bought my first Pagoda and it had a modern radio in it, I pulled it out and threw it away to replace it with a correct Becker for the year 1969.  May as well chuck out the automated aerial too as no 40 year old car woud have an aerial that went up when you turned the radio on would it?   DOH.
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 03:30:55 »
The blades posted by Arct1k are incorrect, not only because of the pins. Even if they had no visible pins, the would be incorrect for a '71 280SL. The correct blades for that are the satin 'skeletonized' blades. Discussion and pictures here:
https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=23643.0
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 13:52:20 »
Little bit off wiper blades abut spot on for keeping original things that you take off the car.....  When I bought my first Pagoda and it had a modern radio in it, I pulled it out and threw it away to replace it with a correct Becker for the year 1969.  May as well chuck out the automated aerial too as no 40 year old car woud have an aerial that went up when you turned the radio on would it?   DOH.

230SL Delivery date October 7, 1966
Option Code 51/6  Becker radio Set 'Grand Prix' LMKU 
Option Code 53/1   Automatic Antenna

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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2020, 22:53:19 »
I know, I know, but i didn’t want to hear.  It has bugged me for years and years that i did that. And i thought ignorance was bliss....😂😭
Garry Marks
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Re: Original Wiper blades wanted
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2020, 23:16:15 »
I believe that the original blades did not say "BOSCH" on them. They only had the BOSCH logo. I just checked mine. Here's a picture of my original blades from my 69 280SL. But I have to ask, who looks at wiper blades??????
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 23:45:56 by john.mancini »
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1968 280SL 906 Blue 4-sp sold
1969 280SL 906 Blue auto sold
1970 280SL 904 Blue auto sold
1970 280SL 571 Red auto sold
1970 280SL 040 Black 4-sp sold
1966 230SL 162 Blue/Grey auto sold
1968 280SL 568 Red 4-sp sold
1969 280SL 304 Horizon Blue auto
1966 230SL 519 Red 4-sp