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Old 06-11-2007, 09:43 AM
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Bucket seat spring repair

There was a question a while back about replacing springs. I recently ran across a problem with a bucket seat from a '70 Olds Cutlass. The picture shows a broken spring assembly made from a permalator, or flexalator. This technology has been improved by the use of a seatalator, which is heavier, stronger , and covered with a coating. Same idea, a grid held in place in front and suspended on helical springs in the back, but stronger. Still not as good as a spring. When I found this mess, I decided to replace the flexalator assembly with 9 gauge sinuous wire springs.
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