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Username Post: Front Seat adjustment sliders        (Topic#348529)
dsacton 
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dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
12-03-17 01:58 PM - Post#2716756    

Hi everyone,

I am finally getting back into my interior restoration (54 Bel Air) after a long time away from it. I noticed that the sliders that allow you to move the front seat forwards and backwards are worn and could use a bit of TLC. I also noticed that one of the ball bearings (3/8 diameter) is actually missing on one side. I'm not sure how one of these could fall out, and ever less sure how to disassemble these sliders to replace it.

Has anyone done this?

Thanks



Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 

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rrausch 
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rrausch
Loc: L.A, Cal. & St. Louis...
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12-03-17 07:31 PM - Post#2716795    
    In response to dsacton

I have tried to disassemble mine and have so far failed. There must be a way. Mine are a bit rusty inside also, so I need to get the rust out of them.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
dsacton 
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dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
12-03-17 07:35 PM - Post#2716796    
    In response to dsacton

Hi folks,
After staring at the part for about an hour, I decided that they must have added the studs after assembling the two halves. I drilled out one and the two halves came apart. The races on my sliders here heavily pitted--at the exact spots corresponding to the detents associated with the adjustment. I imagine that, whenever one of the drivers would set the seat, the accumulation of a million bumps in the road contributed to those pits. Quite a history of the car's use!

I replaced the missing ball bearing and sanded the halves as smooth as I could with 320 grit sandpaper (and higher). It moves quite smoothly now (except for the bumps on the races.)

Interior is going well. Those Ciadella people sure know their business!




Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 
rrausch 
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rrausch
Loc: L.A, Cal. & St. Louis...
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12-03-17 09:59 PM - Post#2716806    
    In response to dsacton

Scott, can you post a picture or two?

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
dsacton 
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dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
12-04-17 08:36 AM - Post#2716830    
    In response to rrausch

Yes, I am late for work right now, but will when I get back. If you could PM me your email, I think I have them on my phone and could send them this morning.



Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 
dsacton 
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dsacton
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12-28-17 05:34 PM - Post#2719263    
    In response to rrausch

Here are some pictures of what I ended up doing:



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Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 

Chevs of the 40s

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