W124 Estate. Tailgate Sun Blind.

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  1. brucemillar

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    Does anybody where I can get a 'Sun Blind' that will fit a W124 Estate (mine) on the rear tailgate/glass?

    Yes I know I may be asking for the impossible, but hey? I still want one and they do exist. I am uncertain if there ever was an OEM part and, if I am honest it does not have to be OEM. Most of these things were aftermarket anyway.

    So ideally it is, a single width/span perforated roller blind that pulls down and hooks onto the load cover locating hoops on the actual tailgate (or I can bodge something).

    To look as I would want it would ideally have to fit over/around the rear wiper motor cover, but again, I can look at this as a fettle, later, if required.

    I did try a couple of the ebay custom made sun blind stores with no success. They didn't want the hassle of tooling up for one blind and I do not foresee a big market heading my way in these any day soon? I also tried using two vertical standard side window blinds. Now (this is true) these do not look too bad, but length is the issue (Ooh Err) which makes locating them a problem as it is a fair drop from the top of the glass to the locating loops on the tailgate.

    I will consider anything really just to get an idea. I am sure that a blind from another type/make of estate may well fit or be bodgeable to make fit.

    Many Thanks

    Bruce

    I am happy to look at fixing something up if you have it lying in the back of your shed or garage.
     
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    They are original Bruce but very hard finding one and when they do come up,they go for silly money
     
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    I have an unfitted OEM one for my S202 with the cut out for the wiper. I have the side window blinds already fitted, very neat.
    I was searching earlier on how the tailgate blinds locate at the top of the rear screen. These two widgets are missing.
    I drew a blank there.
     
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    Got my feelers out Bruce . Sent a few messages last night for you, to sellers . .
     
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    The S202 rear blind was last listed as an MB accessory for around £95, I think.
    Just how silly have you seen them sell for?
     
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    I have never seen an MB w124 Estate blind for sale? I have seen some copies with dodgy ebay holiday snaps. These are usually accompanied with some evidence of extreme Class A drug taking by the seller, just before they entered the price....
     
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    Just to tease you Bruce :D

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    Thank you Dee. I may be able to get that working where the Sun does not shine ;^)
     
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    The impression I'm getting is that any MB factory electric rollerblind/cargo divider/ cargo cover was a two piece device mounted on the back of the rear bench seats and not on the rear door- which would be aftermarket and manually deployed??
     
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    The one I am after is the same (or similar) to what Dee has. Sits over the actual glass!! I am fairly sure I could make one up if I could get a large enough one start with that I could then cut down to fit?
     
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    Mercedes E Class Sun Blinds ???
     
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