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Old 04-04-2005, 06:51 PM
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Just did mine, nice array of pink and yellow. They sold a super noodle at Toys-R-Us, nice fat bastard for the front . Works like a charm, love it. Thanks to whoever thought up this little gem. Later. Gotta go cruise in luxury!
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:06 PM
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I could have been in a knife fight and come out with less blood loss!
Since it was a rainy yucky day, I decided to take a couple different seat parts, cram them with pool noodles, and make me a complete seat with a little less sag. My wagon has navy blue interior and I have been cruising around with a black seat since the 2nd week of ownership. (I use the term 'cruising around' loosely).
I purchased a wagon interior from good ole leathermang last summer, and I originally thought only the back seats (60/40) were any good. Well, the passenger seat back was OK, and with a whole lot of rust removal and padding maybe I could make something out of the driver seat bottom. (threw seat back away this past summer, and the seat bottom had become hidden under other stuff )
Well, a couple of observations. That freakin seat frame is sharp! Everywhere. And when you are cramming pool noodles, and pulling them back out, and cramming them somewhere else, you get rather sliced!
The seat currently feels OK just sitting in it on milk crates, but we'll see when I install it in the wagon. I think I'm gonna get a couple more noodles and put some more in the seat bottom, and some maybe in the seat back. All the hardware changing is the hardest part, as different years have different seatbelt hardware. I'm also having to cut a hole for the armrest, but the mounting holes are on both sides of the seats.
I'll add to this thread when I install seat in car and give it the fanny test.

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Can you believe that in the 3rd picture, to the left under all the crappage is a beautiful '67 Camaro that I haven't hardly touched since I got this wagon. What on earth is wrong with me
Is that your bike over by the car?? Ride it to work instead of your car??? hehe Love the camaro.....any pics of it???? My dad had one, I always ask him, "you sold it why?????"

BTW, seats look good!
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:49 PM
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Is that your bike over by the car?? Ride it to work instead of your car??? hehe Love the camaro.....any pics of it???? My dad had one, I always ask him, "you sold it why?????"

BTW, seats look good!
I actually drove it this weekend. I just can't imagine why I waste my time on these MB's, but I would rather drive the wagon (if it was working correctly that is). Camaro starts right up, idles and drives beautiful, even after sitting for months at a time.
I just saw another '67 for sale down the road today. Am going to check on it later this week. It is rather plain, though, but clean outside.
The car is in post #18 of the thread below. It wouldn't let me attach the image again.

My new 300CD (warning: image heavy)
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:59 PM
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I actually drove it this weekend. I just can't imagine why I waste my time on these MB's, but I would rather drive the wagon (if it was working correctly that is). Camaro starts right up, idles and drives beautiful, even after sitting for months at a time.
I just saw another '67 for sale down the road today. Am going to check on it later this week. It is rather plain, though, but clean outside.
The car is in post #18 of the thread below. It wouldn't let me attach the image again.

My new 300CD (warning: image heavy)
Very nice! My dad's was red with twin white strips.
Good luck with the wagon!
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:20 PM
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I am posting this because the pool noodle trick has made a dramatic change in these MB seats. There was a problem with the springs in that the seats would pretty much collapse with any kind of weight. That put the drivers back too low against the backrest, resulting in discomfort and pain.

I removed the seats from the car, but now I think the job could have been done with the seats in place. I inspected the padding and springs, which all appeared intact. The covers are in OK shape, but I glued some carpet padding along the bolsters to make them a little higher.

I screwed a pool noodle into each corner spring and cut it off level with the seat frame. Then I looped another noodle through the middle so it resembles a toilet seat shape. A third piece went across the front to support the front of the loop.

The noodles made some squeaking noises against the metal springs so I put strips of cotton cloth around those areas and zip tied it all together. Long cotton tube socks would have worked too.

The result is a very firm, yet conforming seat. I love it, and thanks to everyone here for that great suggestion.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:20 PM
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I put sheep skin covers on my car again last year and after the last time of shreading my hands, I pulled the seats out to keep that from happening again. I still got a few "nice" cuts in the process or should I say processor. There are some horribly sharp edges under those seats that are as sharp as a JA Henckels knife.
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:48 PM
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Damn, I should have read this thread before putting in the pool noodles and I would have avoided a bathroom spattered with blood. Tha bandaid is completely soaked with blood as I type.
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123 seats have sharper edges than 126 seats.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:25 PM
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Ah yes, it looked like I too was in a fight.

I have good news for you Jimmy..
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