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Re: seat upholstery
klhansen #1416135 Tue Jul 06 2021 10:10 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by klhansen
The shop manual refers to two springs, one on each side. If you only put one on, the runners will tend to bind up.

If you only have one spring, you should be able to find a matching one at a decent hardware store. If you don't have one, maybe a helpful 'bolter will help out with some measurements. (Hint, Hint. I need those as well.)
the end to end measure is approx 12 inches , i tried home depot last night and you know how that goes , will have to try a few mom and pop stores i seem to have better luck there sometimes . Auto parts stores are a joke if they cant punch in a number they cant help either

Re: seat upholstery
mikeg103 #1416139 Tue Jul 06 2021 10:33 PM
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back yard wrench turner
I have found a good selection of springs at my local Ace Hardware. Not the newest one close but the one downtown that has been around for 50 years.


Wayne

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Re: seat upholstery
mikeg103 #1416144 Tue Jul 06 2021 10:43 PM
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Posts: 49
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'Bolter
thanks theres one not to far from me ill give it a try

Re: seat upholstery
mikeg103 #1416166 Wed Jul 07 2021 01:10 AM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by mikeg103
I agree with that barnfind most of the parts im ordering are expensive enough , im trying to feel my way through this partial restoration and do as much of the work myself as possible . I am mechanically inclined but by no means am i a mechanic
None of the interior work is “hard” but just more or less time consuming. Hardest part of my seat was rebuilding the lower corner that had rust issue. I patched it up and it worked out fine. The painting of the entire inside cab was my least favorite but it came out great and I was happy to have it done. The absolute hardest part for me was committing to take the truck all apart when it was fully functional running and driving around with AC. I hated having it out of service since I drive it on almost a daily or at least weekly basis. I normally drive it everywhere as soon as im out of work friday.

Re: seat upholstery
mikeg103 #1416176 Wed Jul 07 2021 01:53 AM
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Posts: 49
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'Bolter
im in the same boat however mine is a step above a barnfind it runs and drives but needs it all . My worst part so far has been cleaning the areas where mice have set up shop and had a party , man does their mess stink !!

Re: seat upholstery
mikeg103 #1416195 Wed Jul 07 2021 04:51 AM
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'Bolter
Seat springs and the associated parts need to be spring steel otherwise they will just bend and not bounce back. I found a old spring mattress has everything you need to rebuild a seat.

Mike


1940 Chevy 1/2 Ton presently in pieces...
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Re: seat upholstery
Barnfind49 #1416241 Wed Jul 07 2021 05:34 PM
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Insomniac
Originally Posted by Barnfind49
quote=Gord&Fran It's best to take it to a pro. The pro will make sure that the springs are in good shape and replace any dodgy ones and properly tie them in. Ask around at local car meets to find a good pro./quote

Im a big fan of doin everything myself for free. I had 1 broken spring. I welded it back together and transferred it from the drivers side bottom to the center of the seat back where it will least likely be abused. Wasnt really that bad of a job to do on a set of saw horses with a piece of plywood. Seat feels perfect. No need to sub out everything especially something as easy as a old flat bench seat.

I did not suggest "sub out everything".


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Re: seat upholstery
mikeg103 #1417550 Tue Jul 20 2021 09:36 PM
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'Bolter
MikeG103 On my 51 3600 wood hauler we sew-up coversout of a waxy canvas material,then I make a headliner out of cardboard plenty good for the woods !!

Re: seat upholstery
Rabaut #1417551 Tue Jul 20 2021 09:43 PM
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Rabaut Found out the upholstry shops have springs in a little bundle wrapped in burlap just hog ring em in there not rocket science.

Re: seat upholstery
fixite7 #1417596 Wed Jul 21 2021 07:35 AM
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'Bolter
not refering to seat springs , im talking about the 2 springs that help pull the seat slider on its track .

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