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Rear window molding clips or catches Canadian prices!

Started by mbbenz, 07 November 2022, 01:54 PM

mbbenz

Hello I just wanted to share my experience with Mercedes Canada on these replacement parts for the rear window or windscreen restoration.   These are the replacements "clips" or "catches" for holding the molding (thanks to previous posters for these numbers)

I haven't decided what to do, both options seem kinda bonkers, very strange pricing.  Does anyone have any better ideas?

Local Canadian Mercedes dealer (very friendly and happy to look them up for me)
107-988-15-78 7 each MB Canada $2.33 Each
1249889878 10 each MB Canada $8 each
rivet 17 each N910001003101 $17 each
Total about $365 Canadian Dollars

Pelican parts
107-988-15-78 7 each MB Canada $1 Each (USD)
1249889878 10 each MB Canada $2.50 each (USD)
rivet 17 each N910001003101 $2.50 each (USD)
Shipping to Canada from Pelican Parts $39-$100 USD
Total about $125 (USD)
 
1979 Mercedes 300SD
1973 VW Type 3 Fastback
1973 Yamaha GP292 Snowmobile
1986 BMW K100
Etc Etc Etc

daantjie

What you can try is to buy from the Classic Centre in Irvine, CA.  Problem is they only ship FedEx overnight which really bites, but they do not seem to be willing/able to ship any other way to Canada.

Pelican Parts is good as you can choose USPS but they tend to take forever to ship.

One trick I can share is if you buy from the US, get the seller to use "HS CODE 9966.00.00" on the shipping docs. This is the Customs Code for duty free import into Canada.  Any cars/parts for cars over 25 years come in duty free.  Let them also state description as "Classic Car Spares".
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

rumb

Those 3 parts are $42.50 at mboemparts.com.

If you want I can get them and forward to you in CA from COLO. I've done the same for daantje a few times already.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

daantjie

Quote from: rumb on 07 November 2022, 06:34 PMI've done the same for daantje a few times already.

Yup Robert has hooked me up a few times already, great help, cheers 8)
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

mbbenz

Thanks daantjie and rumb, that is good info!

Let me check both those businesses/websites and see how it looks.
Very generous offer on the forwarding to Canada.  Let me get back to you on that after I have a look.

I was also trying to find a good UK or German based vintage Mercedes supplier, its actually easier/cheaper to ship from Europe than the US in many cases.

The previous owner had used Urethane to stop a leak so I am not sure I could have saved the clips, but next time I will be more careful.

Lucas
 
1979 Mercedes 300SD
1973 VW Type 3 Fastback
1973 Yamaha GP292 Snowmobile
1986 BMW K100
Etc Etc Etc

mbbenz

Update:

I ordered from the MB Classic Center in California as per daantjie.  https://www.mbusa.com/en/classic-center/genuine-parts

$45 parts and $45 Fedex Express shipping to Canada.  That seems a fair price for fast shipping, half the price of Pelican Parts.

thanks again for the help.
1979 Mercedes 300SD
1973 VW Type 3 Fastback
1973 Yamaha GP292 Snowmobile
1986 BMW K100
Etc Etc Etc

rumb

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

raueda1

Quote from: mbbenz on 08 November 2022, 10:36 AMThanks daantjie and rumb, that is good info!

Let me check both those businesses/websites and see how it looks.
Very generous offer on the forwarding to Canada.  Let me get back to you on that after I have a look.

I was also trying to find a good UK or German based vintage Mercedes supplier, its actually easier/cheaper to ship from Europe than the US in many cases.

The previous owner had used Urethane to stop a leak so I am not sure I could have saved the clips, but next time I will be more careful.

Lucas
 

Hi Lucas,  I notice that you're doing this job without removing all the interior trim.  I didn't know that was possible, but that's great if it is.  Does the rear window use the same installation technique (pulling the rope around the seal) as the front?  Thanks and cheers,
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

mbbenz

I actually was just looking for a post with some guidance on removing all the interior trim myself.  I think it probably needs to be removed, sorry i am not an expert this is my first attempt too.

The photo was after removal, my rubber seal was very rotten so I mostly cut it away and removed the glass.  I suspect the harder part is getting the new seal and glass back in.
1979 Mercedes 300SD
1973 VW Type 3 Fastback
1973 Yamaha GP292 Snowmobile
1986 BMW K100
Etc Etc Etc

rumb

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