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Old 01-31-2021, 08:27 PM   #26
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That adjustable backrest does not seem to be failed.
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Old 01-31-2021, 08:52 PM   #27
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Dang, the spray glue and t-shirt trick works really well!


The pins are a great way to hold the foam together and flush while the glue dries. Just don't for get to remove them!




The t-shirt glued on top acts as extra strength. I'm sure it's not as good as new foam, but this glue seems mighty strong!




Now to do a little something for the inside.




Rigging the bottom






I don't think there's any fixing this, so I'm going to throw my new grid in there just for proof of concept. I'll remove it when it's time to do the real thing.


I'm also missing springs so it's still going to be a bit soft. Oh well. I'm sure this will still feel a lot better than before.




Hog ringing the junk lower cover back on hurt my soul a little.


DANG. It's still a junk seat, but that is a massive upgrade from what I had. This thing is super comfy, and the fit looks factory. No more blown out bottom or ram rods to the back.
This will be a great placeholder while I fix the gangster leaning seat. That is unless people think I should retrieve the back adjuster mechanism.
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:15 PM   #28
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The gangster lean is worn or broken spot welds at the top of the backrest and subsequent twisting.
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Old 01-31-2021, 11:17 PM   #29
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The gangster lean is worn or broken spot welds at the top of the backrest and subsequent twisting.
The looseness definitely seems like it's down low, but I may be in for a surprise when I take the other one apart.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:13 AM   #30
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I saw a picture in one of the build threads this morning. I forgot about how these cars have one big tray above the floor for mounting the seats. That doesn't make me feel as good about using the floor jack to "fix" this. I think the carpet is coming out this spring to investigate.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:34 PM   #31
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it's more likely that the upright rear bracket is tweaked, which could cause the rails to bind up.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:44 PM   #32
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it's more likely that the upright rear bracket is tweaked, which could cause the rails to bind up.
That's what I'm thinking as as well. I would be one happy dude if that was all I needed to bend back into shape.
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Old 02-01-2021, 05:17 PM   #33
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That's what I'm thinking as as well. I would be one happy dude if that was all I needed to bend back into shape.
Oh, come on... is it really that hard to un-weld a car and replace a simple little piece of metal?

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Old 02-01-2021, 05:37 PM   #34
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I mean if you consider the fact that I just tore a seat down to nothing and rebuilt it just for practice among all the other stupid stuff I spent a considerable amount of time doing, then this shouldn't phase me.

But yeah, it's that hard.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:10 AM   #35
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After wire wheeling the rust, applying fresh paint, and lubing with white lithium grease I crossed my fingers...


It works and fits flawlessly. The original track is most definitely bent. I don't know how this happened. It probably happened before we owned the car, but I'm guessing somebody sat in the seat while it was out of the car. Don't do that with the track still attached. They are a lot flimsier than they appear.

It's ugly, but comfortable. This will at least get us through the winter while I focus on getting the Camaro back on the road.
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