Seats (91, 92)
Drawing of interior, drivers seat, of a Mercedes-Benz type 219, © Daimler AG
Note the support bar over the doors and the pocket in the door lining, normally not found in a 219 as far as I know...
To my help I had Anne-Marie and Uno Zetterström in Horn. The seats where taken apart, cleaned and examined. The driver's seat got new spring core. There other seats were in a good condition but all pads where replaced with rubberized coconut "hair" pads, jute cloth was replaced etc etc where after new leather lining was adjusted, re-filled and stretched over and over again until I was satisfied where after it fastened to the frame. And in some cases had to be redone again. God, I must have been causing hundreds of blisters on these nice persons' hands. Sorry... The panels on the backside of the front seats were re-used but "decorated" with leather. New leather straps for the seat belts were produced (we'll see if I use those though).
It's also interesting to the the old stamps and notes on the under- and backside of the frames. First come the pictures of the old stuff:
You can see the article Why it became a Mercedes Ponton if you're interested in how my Mercedes-Benz 219 got reclining front seats.
And then I follow up with some pictures from the process as well as the final result: