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Old 09-27-2008, 10:22 AM
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The last repair is the hardest, only because the spring is 8 gauge making it a little harder to bend, and it's longer and has more bends. Once again, the hand held spring bending tools make this a lot easier. You can see that the loops on the new spring are smaller than the originals. This is not a problem because the spring can be stretched or compressed to the correct size. After duplicating the spring, it first gets put back into the seat frame in the back though a couple holes, and it's then attached to a loop in the frame in the front, and a tab gets bent over the top of the spring. The rest of the assembly is attached to the border wire with border wire clips. I added one last thing to the seat, a tie wire all across the center of the entire spring assembly and attached on the sides at the border wire, and at each spring with a 3 prong clip. What this does is tie the springs together and make all the springs act as a unit. It also prevents the springs from spreading apart when sat on.

This is not hard to do, but having the right springs, wire and tools designed for the job makes the whole process a lot simpler.
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