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Username Post: 47 Cabriolet front seat rails        (Topic#343963)
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Reg: 04-20-13
04-11-17 07:22 PM - Post#2686110    

New purchase and freshening the interior. Removed the front seat to clean and lubricate the front seat rails. They were a mess. Removed mechanism from the car and the "torsion"rod was disconnected from the slides. When reassembling, after hours of cleaning, the torsion rod when connected to both slides would not allow the mechanism to set flat on the floor. The only way I could get the mechanism to sit flat was to have one of the slides not in the locking detent. What did I do wrong?

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04-14-17 09:22 PM - Post#2686686    
    In response to Bandit60

Mine has the ratchet set on both sides equally. Did you make sure that they are set at the same pall spot?
I think thats what youre describing.
Also, make sure that the rod is centered for both sides.
Hope that helps. I can take a pic if you need it.

John 3:16
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47 Chev. convertible in progress

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05-13-17 12:30 PM - Post#2691083    
    In response to Broo102

First I apologize for the late reply. Had a no notice trip to help my daughter with a project. I'll take a closer look at the mechanism. The "torsion rod" had evidence from the earlier restoration that the restorer had used vise grips to twist the rod to "facilitate" the fit. The clamp marks were on both ends of the rod. The good news is that with the seat as placed works for both of us. Thank You.

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