New owner with a question. - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Go Back   Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Roadster Forums > R/C107 SL/SLC Class
New User? Register - Forgot Password

BenzWorld.org is the premier Mercedes-Benz Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Gunter1100's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1980 Mercedes 450SL
Location: Depoe Bay Or.
Posts: 2
New owner with a question.

Just bought a 1980 450SL for the wife's birthday, & noticed the seat belts are badly frayed due to rubbing on the metal brace between the seat & the seat back. Found several companies on line that sell replacement belts for a good price. Need to replace them as they are the only safety feature on the car. Can anybody on the forum tell me how to remove the old belts? Don't want to get to a point where I say to myself, "Wish I had not done that last step."
Thanx in advance, I really enjoy the site.
Gunter1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
yka
BenzWorld Extremist
 
yka's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: US spec MB560SL 1986, Audi A4 2pcs, Ford Taunus 1964 17M and 2.0 1975
Location: Finland Suolahti
Posts: 1,023
Send a message via Skype™ to yka
Welcome to forum.

Safety belt reel fixings are behind the rear side panels.

You have to remove the top choremed set belt grommets, they are fixed by 2 screws and 2 10mm bolts.

After that the you have to remove soft top opening and locking levers - observe their position and operation before removing.

Remove rear parcel self or rear seats.

The rear side panels are fixed by several small screws and washers. These side panels are plastic and brittle - be carefull. To remove you have to twist them in and down, observe top end at the same time - you do not want damage the panel surface.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Yka

Hyva Elama .
yka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 21,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunter1100 View Post
Just bought a 1980 450SL for the wife's birthday, & noticed the seat belts are badly frayed due to rubbing on the metal brace between the seat & the seat back. Found several companies on line that sell replacement belts for a good price. Need to replace them as they are the only safety feature on the car. Can anybody on the forum tell me how to remove the old belts? Don't want to get to a point where I say to myself, "Wish I had not done that last step."
Thanx in advance, I really enjoy the site.
Welcome to the forum.

As Yka said....the rear parcel shelf needs to come out to access the removal of the rear side panels. The reels are in behind there. As far as the rest of it goes.....if you are at all handy around cars....this is a pretty straight forward job.

If the price of new restraint systems is stupid money, you can always look for used. Lots of guys are always parting out cars.

Good luck.
__________________
Quote:
You're never too old to learn something stupid

nobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
BenzWorld Elite
 
Djenka018's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: '80 450SLC Afro RHD Ikonengold
Location: ɹǝpu∩ uʍop 'ʎǝupʎS
Posts: 2,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunter1100 View Post
Just bought a 1980 450SL for the wife's birthday, & noticed the seat belts are badly frayed due to rubbing on the metal brace between the seat & the seat back. Found several companies on line that sell replacement belts for a good price. Need to replace them as they are the only safety feature on the car. Can anybody on the forum tell me how to remove the old belts? Don't want to get to a point where I say to myself, "Wish I had not done that last step."
Thanx in advance, I really enjoy the site.
You'd be surprised on safety this car has.

My experience is that ALL safety belts are the same as long as they have safety approval of any UN recognised country, best if they have approval of your country. That is the only thing that matter, rest is semantics.

If you can get your hands on any safety belt that has same mechanicals, like buckle and size of the reel enclosure, it should be a perfect match. Mounting tabs at ends are the same across the industry.

But you should take my advise only if you understand why
__________________
.
Vitamin C for SL... the SLC http://donttrack.us/ http://dontbubble.us/
Djenka018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1981 380SL
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 256
Here you go:

https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/knowl...or-an-old-benz

$130 per belt.
__________________
Mechanic for my wife's () 380SL
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
yka
BenzWorld Extremist
 
yka's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: US spec MB560SL 1986, Audi A4 2pcs, Ford Taunus 1964 17M and 2.0 1975
Location: Finland Suolahti
Posts: 1,023
Send a message via Skype™ to yka
Thank you for this link.

The most interesting picture was missing or I did not found it : the center side red seat belt buckets, their red color look usually very pale at this age. Hope the new red seat belt buckets are included into this restoration seat belt package.

Here is a link into one previous thread about the new W107 seat belts:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...seatbelts.html
yka is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Roadster Forums > R/C107 SL/SLC Class

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.