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I'm tossing around the idea of converting my 600sel to have the four place seating... Is this even possible? Meaning A) does anybody know about how much it will cost, B) can you find the parts any more, and C) will it need a bunch of more wiring and relays and all that good stuff?

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Find a donor car, anything can be done, you have to remember your back seat is adjustable. You will have to split the system snce now both backrests will adjust seperately. As I recall you need the seats, wood, arm rest, etc.
The cost is probably more than the car
 

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unlike the bench type seat that only have seat backs adjust, does the rear 2-seating have seat forward movement?

someone was already looking into this but dont recall the thread title (was it phamilton?)
 

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unlike the bench type seat that only have seat backs adjust, does the rear 2-seating have seat forward movement?

someone was already looking into this but dont recall the thread title (was it phamilton?)
Yes, they did move a bit forward and backward if I remember correctly. It might not have been manually selectable though. I think the forward/backward movement is tied in with the reclining feature.
 

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Find a donor car, anything can be done, you have to remember your back seat is adjustable. You will have to split the system snce now both backrests will adjust seperately. As I recall you need the seats, wood, arm rest, etc.
The cost is probably more than the car
Oiy... Donor car... Finding that will be fun LOL. Any way I can find the parts numbers and just buy everything I need from MB (I'm a sucker for new parts)?
 

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Yep each seat is electric and generally this configuration is only found on later years 600s (at least on this side of the ocean)

all the parts to make the conversion are not available from MB anymore due to the use of 3rd party suppliers that haven't made the components in years
 

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Yep each seat is electric and generally this configuration is only found on later years 600s (at least on this side of the ocean)

all the parts to make the conversion are not available from MB anymore due to the use of 3rd party suppliers that haven't made the components in years
:( Well maybe I'll have to live with turning my 600 into a mere S74 LOL. I will definitely keep my eyes open for a donor car though. I figured it wouldn't be easy to convert to the four place seating. If I come up with anything I'll let you all know!
 

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unlike the bench type seat that only have seat backs adjust, does the rear 2-seating have seat forward movement?

someone was already looking into this but dont recall the thread title (was it phamilton?)
I remember asking you if your S600 has this feature.

Check out this vid at 2:00

 

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Overseas is where you will get those parts - Japan and Europe to be exact. Check out their versions of Ebay and Yahoo auctions.
 

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It has been done by phamilton01. He used a donor interior. The 4-place seating was 1998 and later only (at least in the US). As I recall, significant wiring and also some welding of mounting points was required. You should be able to search the thread or threads that mention it if phamilton doesn't pop in. I don't believe he put up a DIY type article, just made it known that he had done it.

Brett
 

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I am doing it right now...

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I am right now converting my ´92 600SEL into a four-seater. I use a ´93 500 SE as a donor car. I will post pictures of the progress later. Its not possible without a donor car I think, because of the mounts and wiring.





 

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2 more pics



also adding electrically powerded table.

 

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Im liking this thread.

berlin420 please update us with your progress. Just added this to the knowledge base. The front seat desks, from what car is that from?

@Pat - thanks for the video
 

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table

The table is an original MB W140 part.





The blue interior car ( not mine) has also the "roadfax" installed between the rear seats. Both original MB factory installed.
 

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Hi

I am right now converting my ´92 600SEL into a four-seater. I use a ´93 500 SE as a donor car. I will post pictures of the progress later. Its not possible without a donor car I think, because of the mounts and wiring.





Hes right, you really need a donor car to do it. You will need to cut and weld the brakets into the car . Wiring will need to added for controls in the door.Its a fun swap.
 

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Great to see all the pictures guys! Never been a big fan of blue interiors but that one is very elegant.
 

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Blue Interior

somebody liked it...



 

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The more I look at that blue the more I like it! Would look very elegant and classy if it was a silver exterior.
 
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