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Back in a W116 again...'78 450SEL arrived!

Started by Zaxxon, 12 March 2016, 09:54 PM

Zaxxon

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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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

floyd111

MB Germany still has it listed as available, 275 euro ex VAT.
I am checking whether the data is still valid.

karmann_20v

Aren't the pads available from aftermarket suppliers?

Zaxxon

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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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

daantjie

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.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

floyd111

There used to be aftermarket pads, the last ones from GAHH, who ran out -without a fresh ETA- about a year ago.

rumb

I contacted the Classic Center yesterday, there were 6 available in Germany.  Now there are 4.  $61 each

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Zaxxon

#22
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!
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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

rumb

your order will be shipped to your US address.

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Zaxxon

Perfect! $61.20 after Mercedes Club discount and $20 shipping! Thanks for the info, rumb!
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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

rumb

And now there are 3.....until Stan buys the rest of them.    :o

Quote from: Zaxxon on 18 March 2016, 09:48 AM
Perfect! $61.20 after Mercedes Club discount and $20 shipping! Thanks for the info, rumb!
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

daantjie

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

floyd111

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..

Zaxxon

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

Zaxxon

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