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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 19, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Seat Springs

Hey Guys,

Redoing my front seats on my 67 and found one broken spring in the center of the seat back. It broke on the radius. I dont feel I need to buy a whole new spring kit for one broken spring. I tried buying an 11ga zigzag spring off the internet but it was a different size. Anyone have advise, or maybe an old set they would be willing to offer up would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 19, 08:57 AM
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Upholsstery shops can get all kinds of different stuff.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 19, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thats what i thought. I've called everyone / everywhere with no luck.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 19, 01:39 PM
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Re: Seat Springs

How 'bout some brake line tubing bent to match the radius, then crimped on each end ? Or could probably weld a piece of heavy wire lapping over the existing spring.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 19, 08:57 AM
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My Back Seat was repaired with some of these. They are available in many sizes. 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 etc.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 19, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Seat Springs

Thats Funny Tom,

I have swage sleves in the shop and i never thought about using one..... My spring is broke in the radius so I'm not sure it will work but im going to check into it tonight. Great idea though!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 19, 09:52 AM
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Re: Seat Springs

There is a guy on the Chevelle site that sells the correct springs. Or he can sell one a little kit with other items needed to repair/redo a seat. Look up "Rambo", he even has a sticky or two in the interiors forum.
Or you can acquire just about any era GM seat and use it for donor springs. However with a seat you will get way more springs than you need. Just about all 60s/70's GM seats all used the same springs.
One advantage of using Rambo is if you send him your old broken spring or maybe even good clear pi ture he can bend/form the new spring so all you have to do is install the new spring with BW clips. He can even.sell you as many clips as you need.
He also has a website for seat restoration. Don't recall the Web address but think there is a link in his signature on Chevelle site.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 19, 07:25 PM
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Hey Ralph, message me to give address if you want this. It is a seat bottom spring i stole a couple side pieces from. You can have it for the postage to ship. Hard to see it has some reflection from shadow. I think one of the the long springs could be clipped together with your broken one. The spring has some clips on it that could be taken apart and reused.
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