Author Topic: 450se front seat feels lumpy  (Read 2868 times)

mw44118

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450se front seat feels lumpy
« on: 22 August 2013, 12:27 PM »
After replacing the brake lines and the gas lines on my new-to-me purchase, my 1976 450se is a joy to drive.  But the driver's seat feels lumpy.  Like an old mattress.

What are my options?

ptashek

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Re: 450se front seat feels lumpy
« Reply #1 on: 22 August 2013, 03:03 PM »
After replacing the brake lines and the gas lines on my new-to-me purchase, my 1976 450se is a joy to drive.  But the driver's seat feels lumpy.  Like an old mattress.

What are my options?

Depending on how bad a shape the seat springs are in, there are essentially two options:
- put some foam inside the springs to stiffen them
- rebuild the seat with new springs
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE (history, resto)

beagle2022

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Re: 450se front seat feels lumpy
« Reply #2 on: 22 August 2013, 03:27 PM »
I have done the foam thing on my drivers seat.  A specific measure to a helpful foam specialist shop has resulted in a seat that feels as good as new at a cost of less than $20 and relatively little hassle.
There are posts in the interiors section of the site that give blow-by-blow instructions and measurements.
Sydney, Australia

caleboar

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Re: 450se front seat feels lumpy
« Reply #3 on: 28 August 2013, 04:11 PM »
For my 76 450se.....

I bought two of these for the front seats:
http://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Sensitive-Memory-Foam-Cushion/dp/B000XWJW6I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

And then covered them with two of these "Custom":
http://www.shearcomfort.com/Sheepskin-Seat-Covers.asp?Make=Mercedes&Model=200%20/%20300%20/%20400%20/%20500%20Series&ModelYear=1976

Now I ride in classy, comfortable style for little effort.