Window Winders

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Hi
Have a 1976 350 SL and have a couple of questions I hope that some one can answer or help out with
1) my car seems to have aftermarket elec window winders fitted as the door cards have been cut and what appears to be black plugs or bungs fitted I removed them to check and there appears to be some kind of gear drive
question is can I remove and if so will/can the windows be lifted/lowered manually or do I need to change out the glass/runner mechanism
I do not mind if i return to good old manual window winders but theses black plugs do look crap and stand proud of the door cards and again I do not want to fix what ain;t broke

2) Handbrake lever
Does any one know how easy/hard it is to remove the rubber grip thingy and lever button as I intend to have the lever chrome plated

3) Dash board top my dash is badly split and it needs replacing can any one recomend any where were I could source a replacement or has any one had experience of the thin plastic covers that I saw on an american site
Also how difficult is it to remove or can I just rip it out as it really is pretty bad

4) US spec head lights I prefer the look of these twin lamp units again does any one know where I may be able to source and could they be fitted to UK spec car
Regards Bill Mac
 

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A picture of the door card off and a picture of the door card on would be very useful.
If you have electric windows then there will be switches to operate them?

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Hi thanks for the reply unfortunatley i have no pictures at present
The car does have switch;s to operate the windows and they work fine but I know for sure that these switch,s are definatley not Merc parts as they are smaller & are wired thro the fag lighter
I intend to change out the complete interior soon as I have just purchased a complete pristine beige interior the door cards of this have not been cut but the plugs and gear drive for the windows stand proud of the existing cards I do not want to cut the new ones unless it is absoutley nessecerary
I suspect the origal spec of the car had manual winder,s which would be ok with me but the question is would I be able to just remove the gear drive and motors and revert to manual without changing the glass mechanisim
Incidently these plugs are about 1 & 1/2 dia and really do look like poop
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Bill Mac
 
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