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EDZ649

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450 SEL Rocker panels
« on: 21 March 2010, 08:45 AM »
Hi all,

new to this forum.

I have just purchased a 1980 450 SEL in need of light restoration. I'm trying to locate a pair of rockers (we call the outer sills over here in the UK).

They do not seem to be available here anywhere other than direct from MB with a hefty price tag!

Are they available in the US as a pattern part and if so could someone point me in the right direction.

Thanks,

Leigh.
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1994 R129 SL600 V12
1980 W116 450 SEL

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #1 on: 21 March 2010, 09:00 AM »
I'm fairly certain they are only available from MB, although you should be able to source a pair from the "Classic Center USA".

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Tom Hanson is the fellow to correspond with.

Tim
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EDZ649

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #2 on: 21 March 2010, 09:10 AM »
Thank you Tim, much apprectiated.
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #3 on: 21 March 2010, 09:19 AM »
No worries.  :)

I should add that it is likely a much more economic alternative than your local MB agent.

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #4 on: 23 March 2010, 11:41 AM »
Hi Leigh,

I'm in the UK too and put a pair of outer sills on my SEL last year - I got them from Jacksons Mercedes in Bournmouth and from memory they were not too pricey - around £70 a side I think and fitted perfectly.

Rgds,

Jon
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #5 on: 23 March 2010, 01:50 PM »
Hi Leigh,

I'm in the UK too and put a pair of outer sills on my SEL last year - I got them from Jacksons Mercedes in Bournmouth and from memory they were not too pricey - around £70 a side I think and fitted perfectly.

Rgds,

Jon

Hi Jon, Really? I have just been quoted £160 each side plus £22 each for the end caps!
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #6 on: 23 March 2010, 02:11 PM »
Hi Jon, Really? I have just been quoted £160 each side plus £22 each for the end caps!

I'd snap up a pair at that price. I imported a rocker to AUS from US at about $400 all up, less than 1/2 local dealer price.

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #7 on: 23 March 2010, 02:34 PM »
Hi,

Yes I paid that direct from Jacksons MB - as you are aware they look after the classic parts here in the uk. It was the full outer sills for both sides, if it helps I can dig out the invoice tomorrow and pdf it to you? It was approx £140 for the pair plus about £20 delivery by courier - they come in a huge box!!

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #8 on: 23 March 2010, 02:38 PM »
Hi,

Yes I paid that direct from Jacksons MB - as you are aware they look after the classic parts here in the uk. It was the full outer sills for both sides, if it helps I can dig out the invoice tomorrow and pdf it to you? It was approx £140 for the pair plus about £20 delivery by courier - they come in a huge box!!

Jon

That would be great if you could, much apprectiated Jon :)
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #9 on: 23 March 2010, 02:40 PM »
I'll try in the morning - the file for the car is at work.....
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #10 on: 24 March 2010, 02:36 AM »
Leigh,

I paid £80.35 per side with £20 postage - all plus VAT. Total paid was £212.32 including VAT & delivery. That was from Mercedes Benz of Poole - speak to Mervyn in parts (he deals with the classic stuff) - 01202 641 855.

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #11 on: 24 March 2010, 12:42 PM »
Leigh,

I paid £80.35 per side with £20 postage - all plus VAT. Total paid was £212.32 including VAT & delivery. That was from Mercedes Benz of Poole - speak to Mervyn in parts (he deals with the classic stuff) - 01202 641 855.

Rgds, Jonathan

Contacted Jackson's today, Mervyn is on holiday until next week so will speak to him then, Thanks again Jon.
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #12 on: 29 March 2010, 11:30 AM »
Not a happy bunny, Mervyn quoted me full retail £182 each!  :o
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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #13 on: 29 March 2010, 03:21 PM »
Sir,

Welcome to the best Mercedes forum in the world!  The major issue I have with my 78 450 SEL is also rusted out sills. do you know what is actually involved in replacing these? I am not a welder and I suspect there would be a considerable amount of  cutting and welding involved in the replacement of these parts. Keep us informed of your progress, and good luck!

Super Einspritz Lang

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Re: 450 SEL Rocker panels
« Reply #14 on: 30 March 2010, 11:10 AM »
Leigh,

If you send your email then I can pdf a copy of my invoice and send it over - might be able to persuade them to re-quote? Seems a rather large increase in price over a year and a half!!

Jon
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