Author Topic: early 230 Seat Reclining Problem  (Read 377 times)

OregonRuby230

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early 230 Seat Reclining Problem
« on: May 27, 2024, 19:02:42 »
I searched the forum and didn’t see anything related to this exact issue. I have assembled my seat frames from acquired parts (my original seats were rusted beyond repair) and everything has gone together straight-forward until a got to the seat recliner mechanism. These are the early style with the nylon cord. The original parts were not salvageable so I made new ones from 300# test monofilament. once I wrapped this around the rod, the rod will not turn. My thought is the loop should attach somewhere other than the metal hook?? I’ve attached photos of how I assembled these parts and I’m pretty sure it's not done correctly. Any hints, corrections, photos would be appreciated.
Thanks Forum,
Kirk
1966 230sl (with a 280 drive train)

OregonRuby230

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Re: early 230 Seat Reclining Problem
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2024, 04:19:03 »
I think I found the issue. there is a second loop hook above!! Duh, apologies. when every thing is painted black it just blended in. I’m still not 100% that i’ll get it on the first try but I’m confident I’ll solve it.