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Username Post: Seat Rebuilt 1946 3/4 ton        (Topic#316747)
ortarheel 
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Reg: 05-17-11
10-09-14 07:47 PM - Post#2489880    

I'm rounding the final turn in this restoration. I am trying to refurb/fix my original seat. The frame is OK, but the springs are shot, particularly on the bottom. The "regular" sources (chevy of 40s, etc) don't seem to provide/have spring or rebuilt kits. I've got a professional seat/upholstry guy on it, but he's stumped. Any ideas???



 


damoon 
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Reg: 09-07-18
11-25-18 02:28 PM - Post#2752336    
    In response to ortarheel

I'm having the same problem. If you find a source, let me know. I'll let u know if I find a fix.



 
Keroppi 
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Keroppi
Loc: NorCal
Reg: 10-24-18
12-06-18 10:56 AM - Post#2753633    
    In response to ortarheel

  • ortarheel Said:
I'm rounding the final turn in this restoration. I am trying to refurb/fix my original seat. The frame is OK, but the springs are shot, particularly on the bottom. The "regular" sources (chevy of 40s, etc) don't seem to provide/have spring or rebuilt kits. I've got a professional seat/upholstry guy on it, but he's stumped. Any ideas???


Hi, I'm new here but just wanted to add a thought. I have what appears to be a rebuilt seat in my '46. It is exactly like a full restored '42 seat I looked at.

If I was doing a seat in one of these, I would upgrade the springs to be much stronger. The original springs are much too soft, IMO, and leave for an unsupported seat that bounces around a lot.

Has anyone upgraded the springs to be firmer so the seat is less bouncy?

Alan
"Keroppi" - 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton Pickup


 
Ray P W 
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Reg: 09-30-15
12-31-18 02:48 PM - Post#2756155    
    In response to Keroppi

"I've got a professional seat/upholstry guy on it, but he's stumped. Any ideas???"

Yeah, I'd look at the springs in an old bed mattress.

Ray W



 
Keroppi 
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Keroppi
Loc: NorCal
Reg: 10-24-18
12-31-18 11:26 PM - Post#2756204    
    In response to Ray P W

That's not a bad idea to try old mattress springs. A mattress would feel better than the original style spring to me.

I've seen on some of the ICON videos on YouTube that they replace the springs with closed cell foam on the Thriftmaster series of builds they do...foam might be a good alternative to the springs.



Alan
"Keroppi" - 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton Pickup


 


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