Author Topic: Rear glass  (Read 1109 times)

Andras

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Rear glass
« on: 26 June 2021, 08:16 AM »
Hi guys, I'm new here...
Trying to put together my '78 280SE after a respray job but managed to break the rear windshield in the process  :-[ and haven't been able to find a replacement since. Tried Gumtree and other local online sources, but no luck so far. If anybody happens to know about one available for pulling (in Australia), please let me know. New glass from overseas would come at unreasonable prices unfortunately... Any help appreciated.
Many thanks!!

Randys01

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #1 on: 26 June 2021, 04:43 PM »

Hi and welcome to the fold.

try City Dismantlers at Gepps Cross.

Andras

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #2 on: 26 June 2021, 09:37 PM »
Thanks, will check them out. Cheers!

mrkozzy

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #3 on: 26 June 2021, 10:13 PM »
Ouch!
Let us know if you're successful locally or not.
There are a couple of possibilities here in Melbourne also.

Hint, if you've gone that far, it's advisable to put in a new rubber seal also, if you haven't already
MrKozzy

Andras

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #4 on: 14 January 2022, 10:31 PM »
Hi all & sorry mrkozzy for missing your reply! Bit too many things have been going on since, but - this is to let you guys know that I managed to get a new aftermarket glass locally. Source was Auto Glass Warehose, Sydney. Things did not go quite smoothly as I got a W166 glass first (no big deal, just one digit difference...) Problem was I did not open the package for months, thinking it was the safest way to store it. On discovery of the error, Auto Glass W. offered a same day replacement at my doorstep with no charge and they really did it. Correct hue tint with no demister AUD 485 + AUD 88 freight. Went in easily with a new seal. Maybe a little too easy, but hope after the sealant and trims in place it will be ok. MANY THANKS FOR ALL WHO TRIED TO HELP!

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #5 on: 15 January 2022, 05:39 AM »
Thanks for the feedback!! I may need a front windscreen so they will be on the suppliers to try!
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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #6 on: 15 January 2022, 09:30 AM »
If it fits and doesn't leak, that's a great price. Are there any manufacturer markings in the glass?
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Andras

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 04:49 PM »
Yes there is a stamp at the lower right cnr of the glass, will check it out next time when I can get there (car is not at home as we could not get our carport up yet...) There was also a small sticker on the paper the glass came in, maybe with a blue globe on it... (?) Will take a pic and try to upload it here.

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Re: Rear glass
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 06:49 PM »
Hi Andras,
I have one w116 rear screen available, if you don't have any luck locally let me know and we will see what can be done to ship it from Vic.
cheers
Robert
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116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
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