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Old 07-05-2018, 05:02 AM   #11
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Thank you Munmile and mike01001. I will update with any progress... HAPPY 4TH!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:54 AM   #12
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Hi All,

In the process of fitting a black painted rail to my 2018 144" Cargo I discovered two neat things: First, it seems you can order a black rail from the factory parts bin because that's what I got with PN: A 906 766 07 37. Second, using a 1" wide, 20' ratchet strap with hooks on each end and an eye bolt I was able to switch out the rails in under 30 minutes by myself. As can be seen in the pics, the object of the strap was to unweight the sliding door allowing the rail to be R&R'ed.
After removing the M6 flanged nuts from the inside and removing the T30 torx screw from the forward end of the rail, the unweighted door/rail can be propped out by several inches with a roll of cloth between the door and the body to allow room for removal and reinstallation. The plastic
piece at the back end of the rail must be removed to allow the door roller to exit the rail. I used an eye bolt with a long thread and adjusted the nuts to provide a fine adjust of the ratchet positioning such that the door was floating nicely in the rail before attempting to space out the door and withdraw the rail. Also added the trim piece for a finished look at the back of the rail groove.

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:12 AM   #13
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So you put the strap over the top of the car and tied it down to the wheel on the opposite side of the van? I'm not sure I'm understanding that part from the pictures - there's no real overall pic of the setup.
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So you put the strap over the top of the car and tied it down to the wheel on the opposite side of the van? I'm not sure I'm understanding that part from the pictures - there's no real overall pic of the setup.

Yes strap over the top, down to the wheel for attachment.
Sorry no pics of the strap going all the way over but you've got the drift.

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Yes strap over the top, down to the wheel for attachment.
Sorry no pics of the strap going all the way over but you've got the drift.
Thanks for the clarification. It's very clever in that you don't need to worry about balancing the door on some kind of jack at the bottom. Just have to keep it from swinging around. I might be able to put the idea to use on a stubborn minivan sliding door.
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In the process of fitting a black painted rail
Did you spray paint the rail?
If so How has it held up?
I was considering powder coating but the turnaround is about a week. Canít leave to door open for a week...
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Did you spray paint the rail?
If so How has it held up?
I was considering powder coating but the turnaround is about a week. Canít leave to door open for a week...

I bought a black powder coated rail from Mercedes, A 906 766 07 37.
Swapped rails very quickly using the method shown earlier in the thread.

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Hi All,

In the process of fitting a black painted rail to my 2018 144" Cargo I discovered two neat things: First, it seems you can order a black rail from the factory parts bin because that's what I got with PN: A 906 766 07 37. Second, using a 1" wide, 20' ratchet strap with hooks on each end and an eye bolt I was able to switch out the rails in under 30 minutes by myself. As can be seen in the pics, the object of the strap was to unweight the sliding door allowing the rail to be R&R'ed.
After removing the M6 flanged nuts from the inside and removing the T30 torx screw from the forward end of the rail, the unweighted door/rail can be propped out by several inches with a roll of cloth between the door and the body to allow room for removal and reinstallation. The plastic
piece at the back end of the rail must be removed to allow the door roller to exit the rail. I used an eye bolt with a long thread and adjusted the nuts to provide a fine adjust of the ratchet positioning such that the door was floating nicely in the rail before attempting to space out the door and withdraw the rail. Also added the trim piece for a finished look at the back of the rail groove.

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Superb, I think I will go this route once I have sourced a 170" wheel back rail from the stealers, unless it works out cheaper to powder coat myself.

Anyone know the part number of the black rail for the LWB 170" Sprinter, our are they the same?
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Superb, I think I will go this route once I have sourced a 170" wheel back rail from the stealers, unless it works out cheaper to powder coat myself.

Anyone know the part number of the black rail for the LWB 170" Sprinter, our are they the same?
They are the same

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Excellent, managed to find a used part for €45 shipped, bargain! In black too.
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