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Old Jeep type seats

Willyjwillys Willyjwillys
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 03/15/07
02:29 PM

I have a 49 jeepster & the springs are shot. New springs are costly. Can plywood bottoms with 4"foam & padding provide a suitable alternative?  

tigmo69 tigmo69
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 03/08
Posted: 06/05/08
09:58 PM

Sure why not, use a treated plywood to avoid rot, and wrap it with vinyl, using a staple gun to affix the vinyl. Or have someone make a vinyl seat cover to go over the foam.  

waynep712 waynep712
Enthusiast | Posts: 436 | Joined: 10/07
Posted: 06/07/08
10:41 AM

seat springs if they are the single wire that goes back and forth are available at many upholstery supplys...     it does take specialized tools to bend them for length... but they are available...  

have a look at them at     you will have to download their catalog usually ..

auveco is the company that has the automotive trim stuff in little green boxes..  

fordsforever fordsforever
New User | Posts: 22 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 04/11/11
10:53 PM

I've see people tie the springs together with good heavy wire or really thick jip ties to give them some bounce back i'm cheap though i guess lol .  
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stanley123 stanley123
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 11/12
Posted: 11/20/12
03:13 AM

yes , plywood bottoms with 4 inch foam and padding is surely  a proper alternative.You should definitely go for it.

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