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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Seat springs for a 280se 3.5


This is my first post so please excuse any errors for where I am placing this question.
I recently bought a 1970 280se 3.5 coupe. One problem I am having is that I can not find any springs for the backrest one of which is broken. I was told that the entire sprung unit was sold as one part. Can anyone help?
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The seat (box) springs are no longer available through MB or anyone else (at least for the time being). I had the same problem with my 280SE 3.5 drivers seat lower box spring. I had it welded far so good!
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Another option is a junk yard - you could probably pick up the whole seat for a few dollars...
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Grube is right, junkyard cheap, I strip the cushion off and pull / bend the springs upward standing on the seat pan, put a good or new horsehair cushion on with a 1/8 sheet of plastic between the springs and cushion to distribute the weight and put the cover back on. It takes my 200# pressing down to get the seat cover lip into the groove.

when good, a 5'1" 100# or 6'5" 250# can get to the pedals.

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