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jim 56

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w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« on: May 05, 2021, 19:44:26 »
Help please does anybody know what the part number is for the rubber strip that the drivers door window rides in.
Thanks in advance

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Re: w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 15:32:43 »
I think it is sold by the meter and in Bulk. I would contact the Classic Center. Not sure how universal the strip is between the 60's Mercedes models.
Wallace
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Re: w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 21:57:22 »
Yes it is sold in bulk, is fairly expensive and a real job to install. It was used on many other models of the era. I tried some after-market many years ago. It did not hold up and I ended up doing the job over again after about year and a half.
Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
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1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
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Re: w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 03:53:43 »
Joe,

I will be doing this job in the not so distant future. You say it is a real job and wonder what the challenges are?

Thanks!!!!
Wallace
Texas
'68 280SE W111 coupe
'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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Re: w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 15:08:55 »
Wallace, with your car (coupe) there is less work than with a sedan which has the fabric wrapped channel all around the entire window. With a sedan the molding is secured at the end of the metal window channel down in the door. Alter removing the door panels, the molding has to be unfastened and removed. There are metal retaining clips every six or seven inches which hold the molding in place. They may or may or may not stay in place during removal. Sometimes they become damaged and need replaced. Also with a sedan, the window corners must be marked and cut so the corners can be bent but not cut entirely through. The channel molding on sedans is one entire piece all around the door (probably about six or seven feet ea.) with only a cut to allow bending the corners. Once the clips are in place and the corners are formed the molding is worked into place by fitting while moving the windows to different positions. Most likely the moldings were installed with the windows not installed at the factory. Care must be taken not to distort the channel molding during installation or it will bind the glass.
Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
2002 SLK32 AMG (350 hp)
1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
1998 E430
1974 450SLC Rally
1965 220SE Finback

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Re: w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 03:57:41 »
Oh dear. That does sound like a job.
Wallace
Texas
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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Re: w108 1972 sedan window channel strips
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 20:01:58 »
I did this on my 6.3 quite a while ago using parts from the Classic Center.  It was well before I had the experience I have now and I don't recall having any problems - I may have removed the glass too.  I do agree those clips can be tricky.
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