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Rear window curtains
« on: 06 October 2018, 10:00 AM »
I think the rear curtains are very cool.  They go a long way towards making these cars much more imposing and sinister.  But expensive!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-w116-sonderausstattung-gardinen-vorhang-curtain-beige-NOS/232925862785?hash=item363b769b81:g:9oYAAOSwZlZaJUg2

Is this something that could be reasonably fabricated and installed and has anybody tried?  Any closeup photos of the mounting and detail would be great.  Thanks,
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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #1 on: 06 October 2018, 02:36 PM »
Where is Floyd? His name is all over this thread, lol. He got me hooked on the idea of Venetian blinds!

These curtains would look incredible, and really bolster that Mercedes feel.

For anyone interested this is what they would look like

another example: https://forum.w116.org/interiors-and-exteriors/rear-curtains-and-first-drive-this-year/?PHPSESSID=52a19048627b6c35dd470785d6e81790
« Last Edit: 06 October 2018, 02:42 PM by Diesel 617 »

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #2 on: 07 October 2018, 02:48 AM »
It looks like the lower curtain track on the rear doors is length-dependent as to whether it's an SE (0mm) or SEL (+110mm).
Does anybody know for sure?
I can't find MB part numbers in EPC - anybody know that also, please?
The ones on German Ebay don't seem to specify if for SE or SEL.
Maybe they're all SEL and you trim off for SE?
Would want to know before buying at that price!

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #3 on: 07 October 2018, 03:29 AM »
Found part number in 126 chassis:
A1268101623

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #4 on: 07 October 2018, 08:23 AM »
I would really like a set. The datacard for mine says that they were fitted but I can't see any evidence of it. I will have to live without them at that price.
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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #5 on: 08 October 2018, 12:59 AM »
As have I.. (lived without)
All these years, the Frenchies were really the only ones offering complete sets, and always way above my pay grade.
I just had a chance to have a look at an old rear door set, still on a wrecked W116 here, and the rear door ones look really quite simple. Rails and curtains, no complications.  There must be aftermarket somewhere..
The trick is to get a lovely set that matches the interior of your car, and to not pay a fortune. I have not cracked this one thus far. It's up there with the Frenzel. It may never happen.

Regarding the standard size of such a set, there isn't one. You either buy SE or SEL.

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #6 on: 09 October 2018, 03:41 PM »
Did you get any pics of how the rails fit together or attach? I would love a set but more fun if I could build a simple but quality set.

Neil.

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #7 on: 10 October 2018, 08:12 AM »
no, I haven t any, sorry. Th wreck I spoke of is on the other side of the country, so that s out as well. You d have to google it. Sure it's out there.

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2018, 10:56 AM »
Hi,

I personally doubt that the frenchies are selling only original parts but also rebuild parts they
have produced in a cheap country (see their bad rear shelf carpets and some other parts I have
seen in the past).
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Mercedes-w116-hutablage-beige-pergament-parchemim/232923728548?hash=item363b560aa4:g:xZcAAOSw-z9ZzA3D

So: are you sure the curtains are original parts?
- Have a look at the screw sets of these curtains for the w126 - all i can see are modern mounting parts.
- "VORHÄNG SATZ"? This is a bad german text, so this tag was never produced by Mercedes.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Mercedes-w126-sonderausstattung-vorhang-curtain-creme-beige/232824405370?hash=item36356a7d7a:g:hhgAAOSwn1FbNNbd

look what they are selling here:
Do you really think all their "NEW" burlwood mercedes parts are really new?
look at this
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Mercedes-w100-w140-w109-w126-w111-Rolls-Royce-Jaguar-wurzelnuss-holz-renovieren/232957077485?hash=item363d52e7ed:g:yIcAAOSwScBbP9xz:rk:51:pf:0
and find your opinion about these NEW and all original parts:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Mercedes-w116-wurzelholz-armaturenbrett-leisten-3-stuck-NEU/232953962394?hash=item363d235f9a:g:~mIAAOSwsD1bt5uI:rk:42:pf:0

similarities can be seen in many of their auctions.
And yes - they are also selling original NOS parts. But more and more reproductions.
So I will double and triple check before buying there.

Thomas
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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #9 on: 10 October 2018, 10:40 PM »
Damn, you're right about the German text! Missed that completely.
That's pretty evil, falsifying MB tags. A new low. But, their German isn't that good, almost very poor. I would expect they bought it like this, missing it themselves -in this case.

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #10 on: 11 October 2018, 12:46 AM »
Should this not be forwarded to Mercedes, that’s gaining quite a large profit form forged goods.

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #11 on: 11 October 2018, 01:55 PM »
Should this not be forwarded to Mercedes, that’s gaining quite a large profit form forged goods.

Neil.

Probably. I mean, Mercedes Shop Forum was forced to change their name to PeachParts Shop Forum because it couldn't include the word "Mercedes" in it. I think Mercedessource got off the hook because it's one word, and they are quick to correct you if you write it as "Mercedes Source".
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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #12 on: 11 October 2018, 05:11 PM »
So back on track, anywhere else we can get a set reliably without costing the earth?
I really want a blue set

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #13 on: 12 October 2018, 04:00 AM »
I'll do some searches in German, Dutch and French over the weekend. Maybe you try English Google in the meantime?

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Re: Rear window curtains
« Reply #14 on: 12 October 2018, 01:55 PM »
Cool time to learn German haha.

I found “universal” fitment on eBay that looked ok but it’s just not the real thing. Worst comes to worst I may give it a try as it cost little

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