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Old 09-06-2001, 04:55 AM
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Question 123 front seat sag

Has anybody repaired a 123 front seat that has collapsed on one side, or alternatively replaced the seat covering on one of these? Advice before I start stripping the seat would be most appreciated. Thanks, UK.
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Old 09-06-2001, 03:10 PM
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The spring frame has broken. You either should replace it or throw it away and use all foam in its place. Have a auto upholstery shop do it. Or, you can get a good passinger seat at a junk yard and do a bit of swapping of parts.
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Old 09-06-2001, 10:02 PM
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It's real common for the springs in the driver's set to break, remember this is the one that gets to most wear. I have fixed them two ways. On one I disassembled the seat and took the seat spring to my local welder. He welded the broken springs back together using a backer plate. After I reassembled the seat it sits just like a new one, no sag. On the other one I used a good spring from a donor passenger seat that was in need of a new seat cover.You don't really have to take the seat to a upholstery shop. If you are handy with common tools they are pretty easy to take apart and reassemble.
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Old 09-06-2001, 10:16 PM
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The spring isn't that expensive. The repair is easy after removing the seat from the vehicle.
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Old 09-14-2001, 01:51 AM
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Thank you for the great idea, a seat with air springs.

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