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Old 26th November 2013, 08:07 AM
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My 107 drivers seat has sagged. Styria has some suggestions. An article in "Peach Parts " suggests that using a Polyester sheet instead of the Horse Hair Insert gives better support ( $10 item ) Plus use Pool Noddle ( round firm foam lengths ) to support the spring base ) Has anyone tried this ? May not last as long as using the original parts but as a week end car the cost savings are not insignificant.........Sean
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Old 26th November 2013, 08:32 AM
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Hello Sean,

Contact Brent Parker Motor Trimming in regards to the seat repair.

Perhaps a Google search might find an automotive seat repairer in your area hope this helps?
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Old 26th November 2013, 09:24 PM
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pulled the seat today and it looked like the day it left the Factory. The Horse Hair insert was firm and the springs looked and felt fresh. I was able to raise the cushion an inch or so by inserting some hard rubber packing between the spring base and the Horse Hair Pad , spreading the load across all the springs.
The hardest part was R & R-ing the heavy seat, 4 side bolts and 2 hidden screws.
Now little Wifey should be able to see over the steering wheel. Like me, she has shrunk an inch or two with age, and gravity eventually gets you !
....Sean
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Old 27th November 2013, 03:49 AM
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You have done well, Sean. Your method is certainly one that can be made to work. As a matter of interest, the callicoe supporting the stitching of the pleats - is it still in good condition ? Thanks for keeping us up to date. Regards Styria
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Old 27th November 2013, 07:09 AM
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Yes everything looked good Styria. Even the original Factory label with P/number still there after 33 years. I'm now inclined to believe the mileage at 70,000 odd thousand ,as the steering wheel also shows little wear round the rim. It's a Hong Kong Import and as the person who brought it in said...
" Where can you drive to in Hong Kong ". The car has been a weekend Hobby car ever since and garaged all it's life.

The luck of the Irish !....Sean
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Great outcome Sean and indeed 'luck of the Irish'.

Happy motoring Sean.
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