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sntsftbll
12-27-2006, 12:50 AM
Looking to replace a couple of broken coil springs in my seat bottom. Have any favorite companies to buy from? Also has anybody repaired a broken edge wire? Can it be welded with out losing all of its flex?

Mike
12-27-2006, 05:12 AM
We all know how painful that can be...
These folks have springs and burlap:
http://www.decoratorsupplyinc.com/ .
More springs:
http://www.perfectproductsonline.com/seatsprings.html .
Here's an article on rebuilding a stude truck seat:
http://www.studegarage.com/upholstery.htm .
"McMaster Carr" may have what you need.
I got cheap curved needles from "Michaels" craft store. LPS #3 HD Rust Inhibitor, on the metal parts, lubricates and won't flake off. I took a lot of pictures as I took the seat cushion apart; and found them useful, later.
Mike M.

Mike
12-27-2006, 05:12 AM
We all know how painful that can be...
These folks have springs and burlap:
http://www.decoratorsupplyinc.com/ .
More springs:
http://www.perfectproductsonline.com/seatsprings.html .
Here's an article on rebuilding a stude truck seat:
http://www.studegarage.com/upholstery.htm .
"McMaster Carr" may have what you need.
I got cheap curved needles from "Michaels" craft store. LPS #3 HD Rust Inhibitor, on the metal parts, lubricates and won't flake off. I took a lot of pictures as I took the seat cushion apart; and found them useful, later.
Mike M.

53k
12-27-2006, 09:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by sntsftbll

Looking to replace a couple of broken coil springs in my seat bottom. Have any favorite companies to buy from? Also has anybody repaired a broken edge wire? Can it be welded with out losing all of its flex?

What you are you working on? I have a couple NOS seat spring kits.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
12-27-2006, 09:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by sntsftbll

Looking to replace a couple of broken coil springs in my seat bottom. Have any favorite companies to buy from? Also has anybody repaired a broken edge wire? Can it be welded with out losing all of its flex?

What you are you working on? I have a couple NOS seat spring kits.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

sntsftbll
12-27-2006, 12:33 PM
53K I am working on an M5. I have done the seat back already but have some work on the bottom to get it back to where it needs to be. (especially for my 1/8th of a ton backside, maybe I should use front springs from the front end)

Mike, thanks for the links, I am sure they will be alot of help. I can only hope my seats look half as good as those.

sntsftbll
12-27-2006, 12:33 PM
53K I am working on an M5. I have done the seat back already but have some work on the bottom to get it back to where it needs to be. (especially for my 1/8th of a ton backside, maybe I should use front springs from the front end)

Mike, thanks for the links, I am sure they will be alot of help. I can only hope my seats look half as good as those.

garyash
12-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Go ahead and weld the edge wires if you need to. You may want to slip a piece of steel brake tubing over the open ends to help reinforce the broken wires or use a piece of heavy steel wire or rod along side the seat frame wires. A local upholstery shop may be able to help you with replacement spring coils if you need some.

Here's my M5 seat rebuild:
http://www.studegarage.com/upholstery.htm

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

garyash
12-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Go ahead and weld the edge wires if you need to. You may want to slip a piece of steel brake tubing over the open ends to help reinforce the broken wires or use a piece of heavy steel wire or rod along side the seat frame wires. A local upholstery shop may be able to help you with replacement spring coils if you need some.

Here's my M5 seat rebuild:
http://www.studegarage.com/upholstery.htm

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com