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raftel

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Replacement Velour?
« on: 16 November 2005, 05:12 PM »
I just got a 1978 450 SEL US model.  Unusually for a US model, it came with a velour interior.  The fronts are in reasonable shape, but the rear was replaced with Tex long ago.  Is anyone reproducing the original velour patterns, or am I forced to go with Tex or leather?

OzBenzHead

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« Reply #1 on: 16 November 2005, 06:27 PM »
raftel:

Might be worth your while to check this site: http://www.worlduph.com/mb15.htm.

raftel

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Replacement Velour?
« Reply #2 on: 16 November 2005, 07:07 PM »
I called them today.  They can't get the original material, and advised me to try the dealer - that is a non-starter.  I was hoping that there might be a source outside the US, as very few W116 cars came here with velour.

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Replacement Velour?
« Reply #3 on: 17 November 2005, 12:23 AM »
I was looking for a seat overhaul for my car, and was advised by my garage that the MB Classic Centre in Germany can reproduce the covers - at a cost of course! I think for the velour cover for the drivers seat it was going to be about 200GBP (can't remember the exact figure). I wanted to renew the whole seat, frame, horsehair pads and the seat cover and it came to over 1000GBP using genuine parts :shock: So it is available if you feel like paying!

http://www.mercedes-benz.com/content/mbcom/international/international_website/en/com/international_home/home/heritage/classictoday.html#mainnav

alabbasi

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Re: Replacement Velour?
« Reply #4 on: 20 December 2005, 05:37 PM »
I wish I lived in south east asia, I am sure you can take any fabric and have it replicated there.
With best regards

Al
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Re: Replacement Velour?
« Reply #5 on: 21 December 2005, 03:55 PM »
I have found that there can be 'automotive trimmers' who can obtain these materials.  This is MORE expensive than new leather!

Most people find that a new leather interior is better for the vehicle.

Styria can supply new leather.

raftel

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Re: Replacement Velour?
« Reply #6 on: 24 February 2006, 09:13 AM »
Not anymore - that was needed by the '78 450SEL that I sold to a friend after I got my 6.9.

As it turns out, there is a source for the velour in the US - Bill Hirsch, who advertises extensively in Hemmings, has the material for sale by the yard.  I got samples of both the solid and striped velour, and it was dead on but expensive - ~$95/yard.

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Re: Replacement Velour?
« Reply #7 on: 24 February 2006, 02:48 PM »
and it was dead on but expensive - ~$95/yard.

That is why I restored my crappy velour to black leather
MB 450 SEL -80 (oldtimer for the class)
MB E220T -95 (daily driver)
MB 230E -82 (a present for my son)