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Interior wood trim
« on: February 12, 2023, 17:41:32 »
I’m a huge fan of Audrain Museum’s “Mansions and Motorcars” with Donald Osborne and Jay Leno.  In this particular episode they discussed and drove a restored w113.  One thing that struck me was the statement that D-B offered 3 different wood species for w113 trim.  This came as news to me!  I was under the impression that all trim was walnut with a dark brown stain and satin finish.  Anyone know differently?


https://youtu.be/8GWlF4L_AAE
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2023, 18:49:51 »
Sounds like they need to replace the brake pedal stop (Part Number is 113 292 00 41) . That annoying clunk lifting of the brake would drive me mad...

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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2023, 18:50:26 »
According to the upholstery options book, all wood was stained dark walnut, there didn't seem to be an option for any other finish

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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2023, 04:34:06 »
Yes, I will second the comment. There were no options for different woods for the Pagoda. Some of the other cars the sky was about the limit, but not the 113.
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2023, 13:54:24 »
My 230 SL 1966 wood is the original. It is a very light oak colour.

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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2023, 17:09:52 »
Pic?

Is it also the same around the hard top rear window?
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2023, 21:19:31 »
My 1965 is also light oak both front and hard top.
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2023, 15:37:18 »
Maybe the wood trim changed between the models 230-250-280SL???
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2023, 15:57:22 »
I don't believe the wood changed, perhaps it is due to differences in light exposure in different regions over the years?
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2023, 18:38:28 »
awesome video.

Is that water dripping off of it?
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2023, 20:36:49 »
I don't believe the wood changed, perhaps it is due to differences in light exposure in different regions over the years?

I agree.  The differences in stain value more than likely is due to environmental causes. When these cars were manufactured the clear finishes used were not as UV resistant as many are today.  Exposure to sunlight will fade any wood.  In the case of pagodas, the wood trim is directly exposed.  Most trim around the rear window is slightly darker probably due to indirect UV exposure and variations in moisture and heat which can contribute to fading and cracking as well.
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2023, 07:10:39 »
When I went a M-B dealer in1970 to buy a 280SL,the sales man explained to me that the wood trim did come in 2 different color finishes,light or dark.The subject came up because I wanted the burl that was on the 280SE Conv on the showroom floor.The color choice was not a choice it was what showed up on your SL.

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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2023, 13:45:35 »
Labella,

That's very interesting!  I find that unusual that "you get what you get" would be a Mercedes-Benz way of selling cars.  But, I have also heard stories about part changes that happened on chassis "X" but some random cars beyond that still got the previous style parts until stock ran out.
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Re: Interior wood trim
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2023, 16:06:08 »
I heard similar message from former, retired factory employee a couple of years ago in Essen, about carpet type - if they had stock of square weave blue, that is what you got in late 280SL.
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