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1950 seat springs
#1435103 Wed Dec 29 2021 08:14 PM
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I’m replacing the cable on my 50 seat frame and the manual says to replace seat regulator springs after installing the cable. The only spring I see is on the release handle on the drivers side. Am I missing a spring? The manual doesn’t show much.

Re: 1950 seat springs
Joe Alan #1437035 Wed Jan 12 2022 11:18 PM
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There should be 2 large seat adjuster springs on each side of the frame

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1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
Re: 1950 seat springs
Joe Alan #1437076 Thu Jan 13 2022 02:46 PM
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Joe , I'm glad I seen this post! My seat also does not have those springs so I have to "scoot " it forward or back using my body. Otto , you have any idea where a person could buy seat springs?


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Re: 1950 seat springs
Joe Alan #1437131 Thu Jan 13 2022 08:36 PM
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Most hardware stores have a selection of springs. At least the local one does and I'm hoping they have ones that will work, as my seat springs are missing as well. Maybe Otto will be kind enough to post the dimensions of his springs. thumbs_up Although I may never move my seat once it's installed. I don't know if I'll ever let my wife (a full foot shorter than I am) ever drive my truck once it's done. wink
[on edit] found the part numbers (and some dimensions) in the parts manual (pics attached).

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Re: 1950 seat springs
klhansen #1437494 Sun Jan 16 2022 02:30 PM
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klhanson You'll be able to move that seat OK once you get your springs installed. Once had a 54 hydramatic she said where is the key for that truck ?? Imediately took it to the flower beds to move some stuff !! So...better stay out of that shorter girls way LOL !!!

Re: 1950 seat springs
Otto Skorzeny #1437505 Sun Jan 16 2022 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Otto Skorzeny
There should be 2 large seat adjuster springs on each side of the frame

With so many people installing bucket seats in these trucks you'd think there's be a glut of original seat hardware around. Unfortunately I think most people throw away the old stuff.

I too have had good luck finding things in a well stocked Ace Hardware. They even had a set of hood springs identical to those in my '56 Cadillac for $10.00. The resto shops sell them for $100.

Take KL Hanson's measurements and look for something close. Note the hooks on each end in my photos. There they are laying on the floor after I pulled the seat.

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Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Sun Jan 16 2022 04:16 PM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150

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