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    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?

  • #2
    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.

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        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
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #5
          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
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              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.

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              • #8
                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
                Gary Ash
                Dartmouth, Mass.

                '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                '48 M5
                '65 Wagonaire Commander
                '63 Wagonaire Standard
                web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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                • #9
                  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
                  Gary Ash
                  Dartmouth, Mass.

                  '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                  ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                  '48 M5
                  '65 Wagonaire Commander
                  '63 Wagonaire Standard
                  web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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