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Driver's seat repair

Started by jjccp, 07 April 2019, 06:42 PM

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It's quite a production. The manual says just take out 4 screws. If figured I'd be done in an hour. ha ha Two days later and I'm almost done.
I'm pretty handy, but I've never done this before and I also don't know a thing about upholstery.

I read/viewed posts and pics on this site which helped a lot, but it seems like some older posts are blitzed out or deleted. Luckily I have 2 donor seats to work with and that's how I reverse engineered everything.  When I'm done I'll have new cover, pad and fresh spring.

Here are a couple of pics. You can see the hog ring attachment and the where the spring broke in a couple spots.  I'll have a bunch parts left over too.

1977 280 SE
1978 San Juan 23
1979 6.9 #6846

jjccp

Finished product

BTW, I have some parts left over, if I can help anyone out. See pics below
1977 280 SE
1978 San Juan 23
1979 6.9 #6846