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Rear seat clip fix
09/17/13 at 15:28:52
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Don't have a seat yet but I kept the clips from old tub and decided to see if they could be fixed.



Same problem with flat springs rusty and weak. Body is easy to get apart and clean



coil springs and new dowels



You have to play a bit to get the springs to hold but allow them to spread enough for the seat point to go through opening



I didn't like the bearing of the spring on the rod it kinda moved around a little and rolled for lack of a better term



This solved it by grinding a little flat on the rod so springs sets tight to it and body



Should work fine
  

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Reply #1 - 09/17/13 at 16:17:14
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I've got a rusty set of those...I was wondering if they were repairable..

Thanks!
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Re: Rear seat clip fix
Reply #2 - 09/17/13 at 22:46:19
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Excellent 'How To'.  I have a couple sets that look like scrap metal.  You have given me hope.

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Re: Rear seat clip fix
Reply #3 - 09/18/13 at 18:10:55
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Nice job! You salvaged original hardware and saved $60 for a repop pair in the process.
  

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Re: Rear seat clip fix
Reply #4 - 11/13/13 at 17:40:43
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I'm going to give this a try....These things look pretty rough but one step at a time...

SteveW...did you treat them with anything? It looks like you used some Prep and Ready or something...

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Re: Rear seat clip fix
Reply #5 - 11/13/13 at 20:11:53
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Just Ospho on the metal. I really like the stuff. I also sandblasted the parts in my cabinet.
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