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Old 03-01-2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

How does the backrest spring mount on the front bench seat in a 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan?

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Old 03-02-2018, 06:21 PM   #2
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recollection is there are 3 small holed clips on back of spring top cross rod but forgot how suspended to back frame. upholstery tacked to top rail then covered with hide-um.
check with le baron bonney or classtique shops.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

I'm in need of this info also, seen nothing at the bonney web site...pictures sure would help.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

There seem to be a lot of us who need this information.

I too need help resolving this issue.

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Old 03-03-2018, 10:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

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There seem to be a lot of us who need this information.

I too need help resolving this issue.

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I'd tell you how I have my back rest attached to the seat...but I don't want to embarses myself
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:51 AM   #6
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

As mentioned the are very small tabs on the spring itself. These tack into the wood seat frame. A great trick too is to take a 1" wide scrap upholstery fabric and wrap around the spring edge wire and simply nail it to the seat frame.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:01 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

For those of us who have a late 31, there is no wood strip in the metal frame. That is the reason we are asking how to attached the spring to the metal seat.

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Old 03-03-2018, 12:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

Perhaps this will help....my 1934 Fordor has basically the same seat as the 31 S/W Fordor...see my attached pics as to how the original backrest is attached using only scrap pieces of original long grain top material wrapped around spring edge and then sandwiched between seat frame and top tack rail.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

Pictures...that's what I'm talking about.
Thank you "Reconnoiter" this helps
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:12 PM   #10
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Default Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

That's how our springs were attached to the seat bottom wood frame, with top material scraps, and now I think we had the same for the back rest plus common metal holed straping clips we made running from the 3 tabs and then tacked to the top edge wood. There were no holes or fasteners in the metal seat back other than those for air circ.and the robe rail.
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