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Rear 300sd w116 moulding/trim

Started by William_Phelps_, 21 October 2023, 06:58 PM

William_Phelps_

Howdy! My name is William (m16),and I'm really new to the forum, I recently bought a 1979 w116 300SD and am going to start restoring it!
One of the main hiccups I'm facing at the moment is that I can't, for the life of me, find any information on a replacement for the rear window trim/moulding, as the car came with it missing. So far the closest replacement I can get is rear trim/moulding for a w123 but I'm skeptical that the part is the compatible.
If y'all know any places where I can find that part or whether or not the piece is the same on a w123 please get back to me.
Thank you!!!!

rumb

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The anodized aluminum trim is held on by clips that are riveted on around the window. Only w116 trim will fit. You can find the trim pieces on ebay and ebay.de from time to time. on this site in the Technical section is the repair manual with instructions.

https://handbook.w116.org/cd/Chassis/68-560.pdf
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

William_Phelps_

Thank you so much! I guess I'm gonna have to keep an eye out, maybe I'll be able to find it in a junkyard

rumb

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'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

William_Phelps_

Here are a couple!

rumb

Nice looking.

Since grill shells and inserts are NLA here is a good solution:  Cost is similar to just buying new strips.

https://eeuroparts.com/product/uro/1248800783?msclkid=f016f90ca4301f73560f9c3a23b19b24
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

William_Phelps_

Oh the previous owners gave a new grille to attack with all the strips! They also included some mixed and matched parts and 4 extra Mercedes wheels