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Old 05-06-2009, 11:17 PM
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I just swapped my whole interior and the replacement rear seat (from babymog's parted 1991 350SDL) went in easier than the original seat did. I'm loving my new seats, they look and feel so much better!! You just have to have some muscles to get that rear seat in place on the upper clips. Good thing muscle is something I don't lack.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:22 PM
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My SDL just wont click in, even if i line up the little posts to the hole where the spring is, it will just come right back out. I have had a few people look at it, and they all say it defies the laws of nature.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:01 AM
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I love the SDL's rear seat..........with all the space back there.
Yeah, and I was trying to sell him the reclining rear seat from my parts car. Joe is small enough that he could sleep in the back seat....probably even comfortablely.
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Joe is small enough that he could sleep in the back seat....probably even comfortably.
............probably even with someone else...........
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:12 AM
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I had to convert the wiring for my seats from memory to non memory. Once I gave the equipment a once-over, I found it to be pretty easy. I just completely unplugged and removed the memory seat's equipment, removed all the pins from the connectors, chopped off the potentiometer (small) wires....de-soldered the pins from the bigger wires, removed the connector from the old seat, de-soldered the pins from it, re-soldered them to the wires on the new seats, then put them back into the socket. The only one I couldn't make use of was the power headrest....so I left the wires laying under the seat. I can just touch them to a 9V battery to move it if I need to....which I don't.....so not a big deal.

All other adjustments work perfect. I added a noodle to the back of the drivers seat for even more support....it is awesome. My old seat pretty much collapsed to the floor.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:49 AM
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I just swapped my whole interior and the replacement rear seat (from babymog's parted 1991 350SDL) went in easier than the original seat did. I'm loving my new seats, they look and feel so much better!! You just have to have some muscles to get that rear seat in place on the upper clips. Good thing muscle is something I don't lack.
Did you get the door panels too? That sounds like it looks awesome!

TheDon, I'd say just keep trying. I usually have a frustrating time getting my rear seat to snap in too. It can be a pain!!
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:09 AM
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Did you get the door panels too? That sounds like it looks awesome!

TheDon, I'd say just keep trying. I usually have a frustrating time getting my rear seat to snap in too. It can be a pain!!
I didn't do the door panels because the original car was an SDL, so the front would have worked but the rear would have been too long. So I just left them all original....if I can find another later SD/SE in my color I'd do the doors too.....

I do have the extra nice rear seats with head rests now, way cool. Rare on an early W126 diesel! The front seats are much more supportive and pleasant to sit in. It even dampens more of the road/engine vibrations.

Now all I need to do is find another early gasser and steal its differential, so I can go low-rev....then I will have a real highway cruiser! It'd be sweet to find limited slip, so I can have less-problems in the winter.....
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:28 AM
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I didn't do the door panels because the original car was an SDL, so the front would have worked but the rear would have been too long. So I just left them all original....if I can find another later SD/SE in my color I'd do the doors too.....

I do have the extra nice rear seats with head rests now, way cool. Rare on an early W126 diesel! The front seats are much more supportive and pleasant to sit in. It even dampens more of the road/engine vibrations.

Now all I need to do is find another early gasser and steal its differential, so I can go low-rev....then I will have a real highway cruiser! It'd be sweet to find limited slip, so I can have less-problems in the winter.....
Oh, duh...SDL. It's early

Are you looking to get a 2.24 diff then? That would be sweet!
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:40 AM
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Joe is small enough that he could sleep in the back seat....probably even comfortablely.

I've done it, its actually more comfortable then you'd imagine
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Now all I need to do is find another early gasser and steal its differential, so I can go low-rev....then I will have a real highway cruiser! It'd be sweet to find limited slip, so I can have less-problems in the winter.....
I got one sitting in the garage...........2.47..........LSD. One of these days I'll let it go.........I don't foresee putting it into the SD.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:54 AM
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Talking speaking of w126 rear seats.......

Let's hijack, The Don's thread, shall we? Anyone want a w126 reclining rear seat option complete with the rear shelf, door switches, all hardware and most wiring?
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:01 AM
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I got one sitting in the garage...........2.47..........LSD. One of these days I'll let it go.........I don't foresee putting it into the SD.
That would be the one I am looking for! You sure you don't want to let it go? I'd be glad to take it off your hands........after driving our 300E at highway speeds I am becoming annoyed by running 3500rpm at 75mph....seems pointless and wasteful, and LOUD. Time to improve it. Not to mention how incredible it would be to have LSD in the winter!
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:13 AM
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:06 AM
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That would be the one I am looking for! You sure you don't want to let it go? I'd be glad to take it off your hands........after driving our 300E at highway speeds I am becoming annoyed by running 3500rpm at 75mph....seems pointless and wasteful, and LOUD. Time to improve it. Not to mention how incredible it would be to have LSD in the winter!
Sheesh...I can get you one, two, or three. I see stuff like that all the time here...
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:21 PM
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My SDL just wont click in, even if i line up the little posts to the hole where the spring is, it will just come right back out. I have had a few people look at it, and they all say it defies the laws of nature.
Do the lining up part then try sitting on the seat and move the lever into the "lock" position by hand. You may even have to carefully pry the lever with a tool (wrapped to protect delicate surfaces). Works for me.

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