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nathan

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126 sunroof in 116
« on: 07 August 2009, 05:34 AM »
so in the gold 6.9 resto project, all 3 sunroofs i had at hand were average and not suitable to repair.
so i pulled the blue one out of my 1984 500sel donor car (preupdate 126)
went to see the painters today and theyd fit it to the 6.9...they noted only two of the rear mounting brackets needed to be moved and that was simple.  the interesting thing this means is that we could fit the later 126 roofs which have both slide and tilt mechanisms (as opposed to just slide mechanisms on our 116s and preupdate 126 roofs)


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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #1 on: 07 August 2009, 05:39 AM »
Wow, thats amazing.  It looks as if the curvatures are all the same?

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #2 on: 07 August 2009, 06:05 AM »
the thing seemed to fit fine. and if the 126 lid fits in the hole, there is no reason to suspect its any different to the 116...regardless, even if it is marginally different, you could always mount your 116 lid to the 126 roof...will have to wait a few more months before its all done before we can test it when powered up!
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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2009, 06:13 AM »
Awesome, so it can in fact be done... very successfully too, I might add. I wonder if a 123 version would fit as well?

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2009, 07:40 AM »
That is very useful.  I may need to do the same in my trusty rusty as decent W116 sunroofs are pretty nonexistent here. 

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #5 on: 08 August 2009, 08:36 PM »
GREAT upgrade, I'm going to look into this for my gold 6.9 as it has begun to leak through the sunroof, I'm guessing the pan must be rusted through in the front corner.
So what about fitting a left hand mirror from a W123 that has remote adjustment to our W116's in stead of having to lean over across the passengers to make adjustments?(my gold one already had this upgrade when I bought it.)
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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #6 on: 08 August 2009, 09:22 PM »
RD,
i like teh mirror idea, id thought about this too...however, im not sure what 123 years got this? our 81 doesnt have it but our 85 does...
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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #7 on: 09 August 2009, 07:07 AM »
The mirror upgrade would be good... you could also get one off a later R107. Mirror adjustments in a 116 are not particularly easy at the best of times, although it is usually a "set and forget" type of adjustment.

There would also be the added bonus of a joystick to play with in the centre console. ;D

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #8 on: 09 August 2009, 12:21 PM »

There would also be the added bonus of a joystick to play with in the centre console. ;D

Tim

untill it falls to peices - like everything else on 126 era cars ;)

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #9 on: 09 August 2009, 05:48 PM »
You mean like the electric seat controls?  ;)

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #10 on: 30 March 2017, 04:14 AM »
I've heard even a W140 sunroof will fit and at least some of those were glass....  So you could upgrade to a moon roof!
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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #11 on: 30 March 2017, 07:30 AM »
Well the way I connect the dots is that its now been proven that a 126 roof fits into a 116, and according to some old Benzworld postings, a 140 roof fits into a 126, so ultimately would the double jump of a 140 roof into a 116 work?

I want to try a 140 glass roof in my project 500SEL 126. 

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #12 on: 30 March 2017, 08:18 PM »
Could you please re-upload the pics? Can't see them..

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Re: 126 sunroof in 116
« Reply #13 on: 02 April 2017, 06:23 AM »
ill have a look for them Floyd. not sure why they dropped. I normally do photo bucket or imageshack so don't know why they died?!
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