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1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
#1448267 Sat Apr 16 2022 01:06 AM
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Greetings Bolters,

Trying to locate two seat adjuster springs for my 1948 3600. I understand they are about 12" long but don't know where they attach on the slider mechanism. Pics would be great of both sides. Anyone know a source to buy these springs? Thanks!


1948 3600 - In progress
1957 Bel Air 4 Door - kinda complete
Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
Gunk #1448271 Sat Apr 16 2022 01:32 AM
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Check your local hardware store for the springs. Places like Ace Hardware have assortments of springs.
As far as attachments, they connect to the seat riser in front, just inboard of where the sliders mount and to the seat frame itself behind that (pulling the seat forward).
The attached pic is from the service manual on page 1-17. The springs attach at the points marked A.

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Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
klhansen #1448275 Sat Apr 16 2022 01:54 AM
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Thanks but don't see where it attaches to the adjuster. Also don't have that rod that runs across the seat from adjuster to adjuster. Did 1948's have those?


1948 3600 - In progress
1957 Bel Air 4 Door - kinda complete
Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
Gunk #1448276 Sat Apr 16 2022 02:10 AM
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That pic is of the '51 and later style seat adjusters. Yours is a cable type, without the rod crossing between the adjusters. The springs are the same. Rear attachment is to the seat frame (Point A on the lower right of the photo.) Front attachment point is on the seat riser, not on the adjuster. Here's another pic. The spring hooks on the small oblong hole at lower right. The adjuster bolts on with the two larger holes.

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Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
klhansen #1448279 Sat Apr 16 2022 03:39 AM
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Thanks Kevin….very helpful!


1948 3600 - In progress
1957 Bel Air 4 Door - kinda complete
Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
Gunk #1449394 Mon Apr 25 2022 10:11 PM
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Gunk Check your farm store for springs,my farm store has several in that range.

Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
fixite7 #1449476 Tue Apr 26 2022 11:33 AM
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thanks!


1948 3600 - In progress
1957 Bel Air 4 Door - kinda complete
Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
Gunk #1451163 Mon May 09 2022 09:08 PM
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Here they are in position

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Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Mon May 09 2022 09:10 PM.

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Re: 1948 Seat Adjuster Springs
Otto Skorzeny #1451210 Tue May 10 2022 11:54 AM
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thanks Otto!


1948 3600 - In progress
1957 Bel Air 4 Door - kinda complete

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