Author Topic: looking for plastic autoshifter guide for 1969 280SL  (Read 1210 times)

zqbobs

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looking for plastic autoshifter guide for 1969 280SL
« on: March 22, 2022, 20:46:49 »
New member here, but long-time owner of 1969 280SL. The white plastic, automatic gear shift guide has been broken for a long time, and I'm now trying to find a reproduction or OEM source. Would seem to be a perfect job for a 3-D printer, but would need the computer drawing for input.

Will consider a used one, if in good condition.

Any tips or sources? Thanks!

calhippie

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Re: looking for plastic autoshifter guide for 1969 280SL
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2022, 21:36:49 »
Widely available:
https://www.authenticclassics.com/Plastic-Shifter-Guide-Plate-for-Automatic-Transmis-p/auth-004544.htm

or through the MBenz Classic Center in Irvine, CA.

Plenty of installation threads here, use the "search" feature on this site for "shift gate" instructions or similar terms.   

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Re: looking for plastic autoshifter guide for 1969 280SL
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 07:39:01 »
You can also 3dprint it

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Re: looking for plastic autoshifter guide for 1969 280SL
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 09:29:09 »
Watch out for slots for tabs and for bulb holder - if they fit what you have in car.
Pawel

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