Category Archives: R107

R107 – Windshield Frame Top Pads

I’ve had my hardtop on for most of 2017, which is not normal for me as I much prefer my SL as a convertible. When news came that Melanie and I would soon be relocating I had the top reinstalled so as not needing to deal with transporting it to our new home. That was the plan until called upon to help with two holiday parades. Parades require convertibles, as we all are aware. When the top was removed I noticed that the two round…

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Neatly tucked into the console with the original carpet piece beneath.

R107 – Brake pads and new console pad

The first day of the new year gave me some time out to continue last year’s unfinished projects. The previous owner of my car evidently punched a hole through the console bin and the carpet piece over it. I’ve been wanting to change it for the longest time and recently found a covering I thought I’d like. The original was a gray carpet piece of the same material as the cabin carpeting. It looked okay, but rather dull. Last week I took notice of a…

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R107 – Wrong Way Window Switch and Door Strikers

Had time late this afternoon to continue work on the SL. Last week on Thanksgiving day, I installed the air intake hose and rebuilt the driver side tail lamp assembly. Today’s goal was to replace the passenger window switch and the door strikers. I couldn’t finish the door strikers last week because the hex nuts were in too tight for the small allen wrench I had. So I returned today with a 5mm hex bit on a 3/8″ socket and a can of PB B’laster,…

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