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Zaxxon

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #15 on: 17 March 2016, 11:53 AM »
Hahaha, bummer! I guess a few more people saw that price and acted on it ;)

So, back to making my own pad out of layers of foam wrapped in something I guess!
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #16 on: 17 March 2016, 03:21 PM »
MB Germany still has it listed as available, 275 euro ex VAT.
I am checking whether the data is still valid.

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #17 on: 17 March 2016, 04:23 PM »
Aren't the pads available from aftermarket suppliers?

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #18 on: 17 March 2016, 04:32 PM »
I seem to remember that there was an aftermarket vendor for the pads, but I can't think of the name/link at the moment. Cost was pretty much up there though. I think I will for now go after My original plan - multiple layers (more on the raised sections) of somewhat dense foam glued together, and then coated with a liberal coat of plasti-dip, which is one of the applications their products are known for - durable foam coatings for the furniture industry...we'll see how it works out. That's still a bit down the line. Mechanics first.
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Porsche: '80 928S 5-Speed, '86.5 928S RogerBox '86.5 928S 5-Speed, '83 944
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #19 on: 17 March 2016, 05:03 PM »
You might have collapsed springs too.  On my 6.9 the pad is largely intact but my spring section is very soft with some collapsed springs.  Looking at yours though I would say for sure the pad is toast, hopefully the springs are good.
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #20 on: 17 March 2016, 07:56 PM »
There used to be aftermarket pads, the last ones from GAHH, who ran out -without a fresh ETA- about a year ago.

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #21 on: 18 March 2016, 06:15 AM »
I contacted the Classic Center yesterday, there were 6 available in Germany.  Now there are 4.  $61 each

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #22 on: 18 March 2016, 06:20 AM »
Does anyone know if they "fold" somewhat easily? Because if there is a way to roll or fold them and stuff into a box/suitcase I'll have one shipped to my parents and grab it next time I'm over there for that price...or wait...does that mean you ordered a couple from the US? I never ordered anything at the Classic Center or so, but did just send them an inquiry since they aren't open yet...

Thanks for the heads up!
« Last Edit: 18 March 2016, 06:29 AM by Zaxxon »
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #23 on: 18 March 2016, 06:58 AM »
your order will be shipped to your US address.

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #24 on: 18 March 2016, 07:48 AM »
Perfect! $61.20 after Mercedes Club discount and $20 shipping! Thanks for the info, rumb!
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Porsche: '80 928S 5-Speed, '86.5 928S RogerBox '86.5 928S 5-Speed, '83 944
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #25 on: 18 March 2016, 08:17 AM »
And now there are 3.....until Stan buys the rest of them.    :o

Perfect! $61.20 after Mercedes Club discount and $20 shipping! Thanks for the info, rumb!
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #26 on: 18 March 2016, 09:26 AM »
Haha no doubt!
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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #27 on: 18 March 2016, 09:30 AM »
I checked with germany.
Bottom seat pads are still available at 275 euro ex vat.
No doubt the back rest pads are less of a problem
Still, I'd like to know where those 3 are..

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #28 on: 18 March 2016, 09:33 AM »
It's for the back rest pad, not the bottom. That would be nice though :P

I talked to the classic center in CA, and they said they were in Germany.
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Mercedes: '99 CL500, '86 500SEC, '96 SL500, '06 R500, '02 ML320, '78 450SEL
Porsche: '80 928S 5-Speed, '86.5 928S RogerBox '86.5 928S 5-Speed, '83 944
Others: '84 Callaway Alfa Romeo GTV6, '83 Tiara, '87 FZ

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Re: Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!
« Reply #29 on: 23 March 2016, 06:20 AM »
Quick question: Does anyone has a fairly decent picture of the lower seat pad, possibly a view where the profile can be somewhat seen? I think I am engaging in a project to making one from a bit more modern materials so I can test what works and what doesn't...
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Mercedes: '99 CL500, '86 500SEC, '96 SL500, '06 R500, '02 ML320, '78 450SEL
Porsche: '80 928S 5-Speed, '86.5 928S RogerBox '86.5 928S 5-Speed, '83 944
Others: '84 Callaway Alfa Romeo GTV6, '83 Tiara, '87 FZ