300SL Mercedes in 1:8 scale ♥️ my forever favourite dream car
The gullwing had 3 iterations of louver trim. First cars (less than 30 I believe) were aluminum with brite-dip anodize just like the rocker panel trim. These trims are so vulnerable (especially to the mechanics knees 😣) so were reinforced with copper plated 8mm steel fuel line. The ends had small T slots to receive little square headed 4mm T bolts. This was a very finished clean appearance with no attachment hardware showing. Next they were made of brass appearing sometime in early 1954. They were chrome plated and since they were made of brass with a flange on the backside were much stronger and resistant to the mechanic’s knees. These also had T slots on their ends so no attachment hardware could be seen. Finally came another iteration made of brass and chrome plated yet the front end of the trim got a small tab that slipped into a slot on the side of the body rather than a round hole. The rear end of each trim had a small counter sunk hole meant for a 2.9mm chrome plated lens head sheet metal screw. There is you’re trivial 300 SL lesson for the day kiddies.
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