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Swappable stuff between 450SE/280S and 450SEL

Started by siddiqiumar, 28 July 2012, 02:48 AM


I believe that each and every thing except for below listed items are identical/swappable parts between the W116 of SWB and LWB.

  • I believe that these can't be swapped / non identical
    Rear doors
    Rear main open/close window (but electric motor; handles & quarter glass can be interchanged)
    Under the doors sill where the jack-up holes are (although possible after extending the sill 5~6 inches)

Please add to my list if other any stuff is also non identical. I am on process of swapping things (today doing the front door) and your guidance will be greatly appreciated and avoid me getting nasty surprises.

Thanks a million

TJ 450

Interior parts like the roof trim (lengthways), gutter trim (exterior, anodised), rear sill treads, rear carpets (presumably), stainless steel strips on sills.

Sunroof cables are also not interchangeable.

Tailshafts as well.

1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500