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Date registered: Mar 2011
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w108 driver's seat alignment
While doing some work with the driver's door open on a recently acquired 1973 280SE 4.5, I noticed that the driver's seat seemed out of alignment, canted at a shallow angle to the left. I sat in it and squared my body into the seat, and could tell that I was facing slightly to the left rather than directly ahead. Measuring against the front edge of the floor platform on which the seat is mounted, and from the straightest part of the piping on the back seat to the back of the front seat, confirmed that the orientation was about a half-inch off over 12 or so inches -- equivalent to a 3 to 5 degree angle.
I wondered why I had been fidgeting and unable to get into a comfortable driving position, and this may be it.
Does anyone know of a likely cause, adjustment or fix for this problem?