Author Topic: seat levers  (Read 1461 times)

zak

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seat levers
« on: September 17, 2021, 22:11:09 »
I am happy to say that I just picked up my seats that were firmed up and recovered with GAT MB Tex covers  and they look great.
I look forward to re-installing the seats back tomorrow and driving baby blue for the first time in 5 weeks.
I would just like to confirm that the lever that allows movement of the entire seat up and back on it's tracks to adjust for legroom is on the trans tunnel side and not on the door side of the seat for both seats.
I got a brain freeze when I unloaded the finished seats into my garage and thought about it. The installer said the lever is on the trans side but I just wanted to confirm.

Also, for anyone who had their seats recovered  , what kind of price did you pay for the labor to install. The fellow I used is a 356 Porsche specialist and does superb work, but it was quite a shock to get the bill. I looked for a long time to find a nearby uplholsterer . I searched for a year+ to find someone good and felt I was lucky to find him so I didn't ask the price. I am not going to lose sleep over it, was just curious. The work took 19.5 hours in toto.
thanks

jz
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DaveB

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Re: seat levers
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 23:12:10 »
Yes tunnel side is correct.
That kind of surprise isn’t a good feeling but if everything looks and feels good and lasts, you’ll forget about it. Better to pay a big price for a good job than vice versa. Seats are pretty important and I think difficult to get 100% right (I hate that wavy piping on poorly-made seat covers).
The more annoying thing would be paying a big price for a crappy job. Plenty of that around.
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Jonny B

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Re: seat levers
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2021, 15:46:38 »
I will confirm my esteemed friend Dave's comment, on the tunnel side.
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zak

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Re: seat levers
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 21:22:05 »
Thanks guys. Boy it was a bear installing the finished seats back in the car. Removing them was easier. But even this cheapskate say the massive improvement with the new carpet set.
I am a proud father !

jz
1967 250 SL
1983 280 SL
2015 ML 250 Bluetec
2007 ML CDI
2004 E 320 Wagon
1999 E300 Turbodiesel