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Flat door panels vs thick moulded panels

Started by gregdeklerk, 30 March 2007, 12:55 AM

gregdeklerk


116.025

Quote from: johnnyw116 on 10 April 2007, 04:21 PM
around 75/76 the 280's also got the thick panels

As options, I believe, because my '77 280SE has the thin panels.

Greg, your 280SE has no headrests?  I can't say I've ever seen a 116 without headrests (I'm assuming you're talking about the front seats here).  A 108, sure, but not a 116.  Most interesting.

s class

#47
It was normal for early South African 116's not to have headrests in front.  It seems to be only from 76 or 77 onwards they were fitted. 


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

gregdeklerk

#48
Here is the picture.




ohm5s

I have the thick panels but on the air venting I discovered that part is thicker at the bottom than the top. I could not work out why the storage bins were always full of what looked like tea leaves. I inspected and found that there is a fine foam coating the inside of the panels and this has perished, fallen off and now makes a bulge at the base of the door panel. Must vacuum it out one day!

116.025

Quote from: gregdeklerk on 11 April 2007, 08:36 AM
Here is the picture.




Very interesting, Greg.  I've been on the forum long enough now that I noticed the lack of headrests as strange before I picked up on it being RHD!  BTW, what paint code is yours?  I'm considering re-painting my 280SE (since I really don't like white) and that blue is stunning.

gregdeklerk

It is DB 920 - Tiefblau - "Deep Blue" or Admiral Blue. It is a "solid" colour so there is no clear coat. It looks really good when the car is clean and the paint has been polished! ;D

johnnyw116

verry nice looking car ! a good combination with the interior color !

JohnnyW116

gregdeklerk


oscar

Quote from: 116.025 on 11 April 2007, 09:05 AM

(since I really don't like white)

I didn't hear that :D

But, re  280se with thin doors.  Found one tonight on Oz ebay.  We're giving our 116's away.  I want this one. 

Des, rubber overiders up front too!!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190102778864&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:au



1973 350SE, my first & fave

116Benz

Theres a few 116's on ebay at the moment....watching most of them...hopping one of them at the least will be mine....theres a good one in Kingaroy at the moment thats ex SA...

gregdeklerk

Quote from: oscar on 13 April 2007, 12:03 PM
Quote from: 116.025 on 11 April 2007, 09:05 AM

(since I really don't like white)

I didn't hear that :D

But, re  280se with thin doors.  Found one tonight on Oz ebay.  We're giving our 116's away.  I want this one. 

Des, rubber overiders up front too!!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190102778864&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:au





That one has MB-tex seats!! Rare for us as we never got MB-Tex here.