Author Topic: W111 3.5 coupe seat repair  (Read 2184 times)

Jagoffizier

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W111 3.5 coupe seat repair
« on: May 29, 2022, 17:12:23 »
Driver's bottom seat on my coupe has sagging, but unbroken, flat springs giving a "gangster's lean." Replacement spring assembly no longer available. Any suggestions on how to repair? I will go pool noodle route in interim.

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Re: W111 3.5 coupe seat repair
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 17:53:22 »
This is a similar seat to the Pagodas in construction. I believe the "horsehair" pads are still available and will make a huge difference as well as the noodle. I would search on this site and I bet there are other better recommendations. Common problem.
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'68 280SE W111 coupe
'60 220SE W128 coupe
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Jagoffizier

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Re: W111 3.5 coupe seat repair
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 13:47:33 »
Thank you for your response. I have a new pad, but want to be sure the springs are formed up.

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Re: W111 3.5 coupe seat repair
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 15:12:05 »
If similar to pagoda seat springs — this worked great for me:

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=34963.0

Also, a piece of carpet on the springs helps a lot. 
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Re: W111 3.5 coupe seat repair
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 23:27:00 »
That may be a good solution! Thank you for the reference!!