SLC seats in SL what’s required?

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SLC seats in SL what’s required?

Post by 1979350SL » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi,

Just finished external reco of my benz and now turning to interior. The seats are pretty poor having been recovered previously with ill fitting and poor quality materials.

Seat backs are wobbly too with no apparent fix.

Have sourced a pair of seats out an SLC in tex that are in great shape but have read about the differences in the back locking mechanism. Is it possible to use these seats and if so can the vacuum lock system be deleted locking them in place? No interest in using the back seats. Thanks

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Re: SLC seats in SL what’s required?

Post by Chai » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 5:28 pm

The seat locking mechanism can be removed and set up so that the seat back is locked in position.

Remove the items indicated by the yellow arrows: the vacuum unit that pulls the locking rod; and the spring that moves the locking rod in the unlocked position.

Lock the seat back by moving the locking rod in the direction shown by the white arrow and tie it in position, say using gardening wire.
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1979350SL
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Re: SLC seats in SL what’s required?

Post by 1979350SL » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 6:54 pm

Super. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: SLC seats in SL what’s required?

Post by 1979350SL » Fri 15 Mar, 2019 10:50 pm

Got the seat locked easily enough and installed. Seems the SLC seat doesn’t have the same fitting for the seat belt to be bolted on to. Where would one attach it to?

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