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Old 09-27-2008, 09:35 AM
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Seat Spring Repair

Every once in a while, the seat I'm working on needs seat spring repair. This particular seat had three different pieces that were broken. Here's how I repaired them.

The first picture shows all three broken pieces. The long spring is one of the main seat springs which had broken at the back end. The smallest piece is part of the border wire system, the 8 gauge wire around the perimeter of the seat springs that hold them all together. The other spring I call a "kicker" spring. It's a 10 gauge spring (lighter weight than the seat springs), and its job is to provide extra support to the springs at the edge of the seat. The second picture shows how that spring is supposed to look. With all 3 of these pieces broken, the rear and side of the driver's side bottomed out, making it unusable in that condition.
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Last edited by DanTwoLakes; 09-27-2008 at 02:02 PM.