View Full Version : Bottom Bucket Seat Spring Wire


daddio4048
05-21-2013, 09:54:04 PM
Where do you get the bottom seat spring wire for the bucket seats on a 79 Z28 ? Hardware Store or do they make them as a kit ?

CDesperado
05-21-2013, 10:41:24 PM
You can buy the springs from a furniture place that a few of us have used. I have a link and part number but Im on my ipad at the moment. It wasn't expensive at all... Its a wholesale furniture place.

No one repops the springs that Im aware of, and I looked for a long, long time.

CDesperado
05-22-2013, 08:12:17 AM
Here's the droid you are looking for.... (rear seat spring)

ZigZag Upholstery Springs - $1.99 each (You need 8; 4 per seat)

Available from DIY Upholstery (http://www.diyupholsterysupply.com/).
Part number SIN20
Link (http://www.diyupholsterysupply.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?)

As I mentioned, you will need to bend the springs into the angle that the seat needs for tension. I have some pictures of mine, somewhere.

http://stillvisionstudios.com/camaro/nastyz28/interior/J78Z_INT_Seats_Rear_SeatSpring_001.jpg

This isnt the best shot, but it's all I have for now. You can see the bends in the spring here. You do NOT want to leave the springs "flat." I still have my originals if you need me to measure where to begin the bend. (I painted mine flat black.)
http://stillvisionstudios.com/camaro/nastyz28/interior/J78Z_INT_Seats_Rear_SeatSpring_002.jpg

1971CamaroGuy
05-22-2013, 08:43:05 AM
is he not talking about this? It looks like the actual product has been taken off his site though

http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=258896

CDesperado
05-22-2013, 09:10:29 AM
Those are for the Front seats. I assumed he was referring to the rears - the front springs are pretty easy to track down. Or actually, I guess I should say, they were, I haven't looked in a long time.

I'll check my Parts Sheet here in a bit. I remember making notes about this and identifying part numbers back when I planned to stay with the stock seats.

CDesperado
05-22-2013, 09:17:07 AM
Here is a shot of Pete's product. Not sure why he has it de-listed now. That video was just posted a few months ago. I just shot him an email - maybe he is waiting on a new batch or something.

http://www.fbodywarehouse.com/fbw/images/P/2011_061512_10_list_batch0001.JPG