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rear seat spring frame
« on: 24 June 2018, 05:14 AM »
Anyone know why the rear seat spring frame is different between the 450SEL and the 6.9?  both the bottom and the back frame.

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Re: rear seat spring frame
« Reply #2 on: 24 June 2018, 08:07 AM »
Yeah, different part numbers, but what is physically different? They both use the same pad. 

more cush in the 6.9?  taller?

The leather pattern is different on a 6.9. 

does that mean a 450sel cover wont fit on a 6.9 spring?
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Re: rear seat spring frame
« Reply #3 on: 24 June 2018, 08:18 AM »
Rumb, you seem to be doing a reupholster job?  If so please continue to share your issues!  I'll be doing the same at some point soon.
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Re: rear seat spring frame
« Reply #4 on: 24 June 2018, 08:47 AM »
I am doing my seats in a year plus when body work is done. I am asking now as a person wants to buy rear seats for a 450SEL, and I have 6.9 parts.  Trying to figure out any compatibility issues.

Your best choices for seat leathers are GAHH, World Upholstry and cabrio.de

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Re: rear seat spring frame
« Reply #5 on: 24 June 2018, 11:32 AM »
I believe the difference is that the 6.9's rear seat is stiffer due to the fact that it's more likely to be chauffeur-driven and have adult passengers in the rear.

Normal W116 seat back:


6.9 seat back with coil springs for extra stiffening:


Besides that, there are also differences in the seat frames and pads between the above and reclining seats.
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Re: rear seat spring frame
« Reply #6 on: 24 June 2018, 12:45 PM »
awesome, Thanks the pictures make it clear.
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