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Old 09-19-2011, 08:03 PM
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Transferring Seat Skins/Covers - W124

My drivers seat was normal wear, which is a fair amount. I found a W124 300D in a local junkyard with perfect seats. My seats are power, but the junkyard seats are manual. My question is how difficult would it be to transfer the OEM seat covers from one seat to another? Anyone done this? Do I need hogring pliers?

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:02 AM
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Removing seat cushion

I put a pdf of the FSM section on removing the seat cover up on benzworld dot org, as this site does not allow attaching reasonably sized pdf files

No hog ring pliers needed. The trick to start releasing the leather from the seat frame is to press either front corner edge of the seat down while reaching under the frame to "unhook" it, or pull it out of the channel it's wedged into.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:26 PM
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What about the seat back cover removal?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:24 PM
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You won`t need Hog Ring pliers to remove the cover, but you will need some Dykes to cut the existing Hog Rings. there is a good dozen rings under the MB Tex that holds the white cloth to the foam pad. I think you will be standing on your head trying to cut them off.

It would be easier to remove the seat from the car. Electric seats can be a problem in the yard to remove if the seat is over the bolts.

I use a 14.4 volt drill battery, an some cheap Harbor Frieght Digital $3 volt meter leads. cut off the ends, soldered on some connectors to fit the battery.
this works good for window regulators and blower motors etc....

While you are in there working on the seat, and the springs are weak or broken, the passenger seat box frame will fit on the drivers side. just need to swap the rails. take pictures as you take it apart.

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:26 PM
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What about the seat back cover removal?
The back is tough. you remove the back panel to access these "tabs" that hold the seat in. I tried it on my 300e, and ended up breaking most of them. I would wait for a power interior to come in...
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:35 PM
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What car in your sig line will take 124 seat covers?

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Old 09-20-2011, 02:10 PM
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What car in your sig line will take 124 seat covers?

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An 87 300TD I am buying. I dont have any spare parts for a 124... I just sold my 123 wagon Saturday to a fellow forum member, and while i was on the phone with my wife (she was in NC traveling) telling her the gentleman left with the wagon, and I was bummed out about parting with it, she asked me if they made a more "modern" looking wagon for her daily needs. That very day, I found the 87 300TD. It needs work, but as anyone that knows me will tell you, those are the only kind I buy. lol

But seriously, I will need some Palomino interior parts for it. Once I get the car here, I'll post a list of what it needs. Most of the mechanical work a friend is going to do for me while I work out of town. But I'm pretty excited to get into the more interior detail work and completing it over time. But hopefully, my friend can have it driveable in a few days.
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Thanks for the Signature reminder Sixto. I just removed the 1983 300TDT from the sig line. Just when I thought the pain was over from watching it leave this weekend...
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:43 PM
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But seriously, I will need some Palomino interior parts for it. Once I get the car here, I'll post a list of what it needs. Most of the mechanical work a friend is going to do for me while I work out of town. But I'm pretty excited to get into the more interior detail work and completing it over time. But hopefully, my friend can have it driveable in a few days.
Palomino is the light tan? Similar to Mushroom? If so, I have a good tex interior for you. Came off an 89 300e.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:19 PM
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Palomino is the light tan? Similar to Mushroom? If so, I have a good tex interior for you. Came off an 89 300e.
Ooooooooooooh, really? When I get the car here, I'll verify in person the color, but I am definitely interested in the drivers seat, especially if it's a working power seat. Any idea on a price? And can you post some pics of it? Thanks again for replying!!
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:22 PM
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Here's a picture of the car to give an idea of the exact shade of color...
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I was just in Akron, Sandusky, Cincinnati, Findlay, and Toledo visiting my wife family for the week. If I had only known....
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:36 PM
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Here's a picture of the car to give an idea of the exact shade of color...

Your interior is too dark Mine is much lighter than that.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:39 PM
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Its a shade darker than this.


Transferring Seat Skins/Covers - W124-img_0813.jpg


Different car, but almost exact color.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:20 PM
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Yeah, the difference in lighting in this picture of the front seats makes it look different, much lighter. That's why I need to get it here to make sure.
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