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Pawel66

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A Pillar Seals and Rails
« on: February 25, 2022, 18:39:49 »
I have a kind request for help: what are these parts that are marked on the picture? How do they look? What do they do?
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280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
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Re: A Pillar Seals and Rails
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 01:40:08 »
I was able to find the "bracket" number 90 in your diagram at Authentic Classics. Its a seal retainer clip.  Mighty expensive little bugger.        https://www.authenticclassics.com/A-Pillar-Seal-Retainer-Clip-Mercedes-280SL-p/auth-005077.htm

I couldn't find anything on the number 91. 

You are always so helpful so I'm happy I was able to return the favor.  Hope this helps,   Lee
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Re: A Pillar Seals and Rails
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2022, 05:04:20 »
Pawel,
the item #91 can be either p/n 113 725 01 97 "pad (rubber) (left weatherstrip to windshield pillar, bottom) or p/n 113 725 02 97 (..right ..).
On my 1964 230SL the pads looked like the ones in the first photo. On the 280SL they look pretty mutilated (2nd photo).
« Last Edit: March 03, 2022, 07:34:31 by 66andBlue »
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Re: A Pillar Seals and Rails
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2022, 06:33:28 »
Thank you both for your kind attention!

The clip is available also at Mercedes, quite expensive - same price level as in Authentic, so I wanted to first check what it was, actually.

I wonder what is it for? Adjustment so that the seal fits the glass?

The rubber pad - I could not see available anywhere, so it is something to fabricate, I guess.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2022, 08:32:37 by Pawel66 »
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Re: A Pillar Seals and Rails
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2022, 20:34:37 »
So it looks like the pad is a "squishable" spacer? If so should be easy to fabricate. Glad Pawel asked as I have this job coming up soon.
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1970 280SL (reassembling - hopefully soon)
1978 450SL (disassembled for paint)
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Re: A Pillar Seals and Rails
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2022, 20:49:36 »
So it looks like the pad is a "squishable" spacer? If so should be easy to fabricate. Glad Pawel asked as I have this job coming up soon.

Thank you. Yes so it looks. The challenge may be its (probably) wedge shape - the higher it goes the thinner it is, as well as this, sport of "base" or foot under the end of the trim rail.

Keep thinking about these triangle clips... When you fit the soft top to glass or glass to hard top, sometimes the glass is difficult to lift from inside as it gets blocked in the seal that is too wide open and its middle part that contacts the glass is pushed up. Then when you support the "wide open" seal from the side, the middle part caves in, giving glass more space. I am sure I wrote it in a way that nobody will understand, maybe only those who attempted this fitting.
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280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
G-class