Author Topic: Headlight buckets  (Read 1960 times)

Kiwibenz

  • Full Member
  • Junior Level
  • *
  • New Zealand, Canterbury, CHRISTCHURCH
  • Posts: 25
  • W 107 450SL, W 463 300GE, W 113 230SL (in Resto),
Headlight buckets
« on: October 02, 2021, 02:56:30 »
Hi All
I'm just about to put new headlight buckets into new front fenders on my '64 230SL.   Does any knowledgeable member know how this was done on the 230 SL line in the 60's.  Looks like they were put in from the inside, but how were they welded?   Thanks.

kampala

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, CA, Hermosa Beach
  • Posts: 1225
Re: Headlight buckets
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 14:16:37 »
Not one of the “knowledgeable” members, but at minimum I can tell you that the factory headlight buckets went in from the inside and were spot welded to the lip of the fender. The spot welds are about 1cm apart from other. 
250sl - later - manual
280sl - 1971 - Auto - LSD

Aslam

Kiwibenz

  • Full Member
  • Junior Level
  • *
  • New Zealand, Canterbury, CHRISTCHURCH
  • Posts: 25
  • W 107 450SL, W 463 300GE, W 113 230SL (in Resto),
Re: Headlight buckets
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 02:10:45 »
Hi  -  Thanks, that's useful and confirms what I needed to know. 

dirkbalter

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, CA, Corona
  • Posts: 1430
Re: Headlight buckets
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 02:23:06 »
This is what they looked like originally. I got more pics if you need them.
Dirk
66 230 SL
70 280 SEL
53 CHEVY 3100
18 C300 COUPE
05 HD FLSTNI