Seats (91, 92)

Drawing of Mercedes-Benz type 219 interior, © Daimler AG

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...

Seats

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:

  • Old Ponton driver's seat
  • Rear side of old driver's seat
  • Under side of old driver's seat
  • Old driver's seat taken appart
  • The mechanism for the reclining front seats
  • Old Ponton passenger's seat
  • The mechanism for the reclining front seats
  • Old Ponton back rest before restoration
  • Rear side of back rest
  • Under side side of back rest
  • Rear side of back rest
  • Rear side of back rest
  • Rear seat's cushion
  • Rear side of cushion
  • Front side of cushion
  • Rear and side view of Ponton cushion
  • Seats
  • Under side view of cushion
  • Under side view of cushion
  • Under side view of cushion
  • Detail of stamp under side cushion

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:

  • Ready made front seat cover
  • Ready made front seat cover
  • Panel on front seat back reast removed
  • New jute and rubberized coconut
  • Detail photo
  • Detail of screws for the reclining mechanism
  • Detail of how to assemble the cover on the side of front seat
  • Front seat's leather cover start to take form
  • Front seat's leather cover start to take form
  • Front seat's leather cover start to take form
  • Filling the covers to give full support
  • Ponton front seats restored with 1079 Roser red leather covers from GAHH
  • Leather cover for rear seat
  • Rear side of leather cover for rear seat
  • Rear side of leater cover for Ponton rear seat
  • Detail of the leather assembly, filling the top parts of the swatches
  • Ponton rear seat back rest restored with 1079 Roser red leather covers from GAHH
  • All parts of a Ponton seats done with 1079 Roser red leather from GAHH