Sl R129 hardtop

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by lars-mad, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. lars-mad

    lars-mad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi does anyone know if hardtop from a 1998 model sl fits on a 1993 model sl320
     
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    MD5 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The seals are different, but the roof will fit.

    I think from 95/96 on, the door windows slotted into a grooved channel for a more airtight fit, which meant the windows automatically dropping or raising slightly to fit in when the doors are open or closed. The older, fixed window design means that the window butts up against the seal, which doesn't have this channel. The problem you will have is that the window will push its way past the outer lip of the channel of a newer roof, so a constant obstruction, unless you drop the window manually first.

    It may be an idea to get a price for replacement seals, if compatible, but I've heard they are a swine to fit if so.
     
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    dinoy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    should do, if u have problems have an older model hard top s friend is selling
     
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    lars-mad

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    but the freight to Norway is probably high?
     
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    Or make it a road trip and come over to pick it up?
     
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