Door panels, armrests (72, 73)

Mercedes-Benz type 219 interior, © Daimler AG

Interior of a Mercedes-Benz type 219, © Daimler AG
This is how my interior looked like originally, except the sun visors and the armrests.

Door panels

  • Rear side of front door panels before restoration
  • Front door panels of a Mercedes Ponton before restoration
  • Rear side of rear door panels before restoration
  • Rear door panels of a Mercedes-Benz 219 before restoration

The old panels where actually not in such a bad condition. Had I had the possibility to restore with a nice green gray cloth interior these could have been cleaned up.

  • A roll of 1079 Roser red hide to be converted, among other things, to door panels of a Ponton
  • Rear side of new front door panel
  • New front door panel
  • New MB219 front door panel with chrome lists assembled
  • New Ponton rear door panel with chrome lists assembled

The door panels were renewed and covered with a leather skin and the chrome lists attached as on a car with cloth interior. There shouldn't be a waffled intermediate part as I had in my original interior. Had my door panel had a decorative seam/baseboard/socle at the bottom that should have been in the same way but made in leather.

Armrests

The armrests were taken apart, bakelite polished and the base for the leather was repaired with spray foam which is easy to form. When redoing the armrest leather they hung moist leather over the "foam", attached weights and by doing so formed the leather perfectly after the base.

  • Where the restoration started
  • New base for the door handle in its making
  • New base for the door handle in its making
  • New Ponton door handle in its making
  • New Ponton door handle in its making