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Offline ol blue

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need a front seat
« on: January 16, 2011, 04:21:29 pm »
the wires under the front seat has come undone and the seat sinks in on one side, how much do they run and would a Dodge recycle center (junk yard) be the way to go instead ?
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Re: need a front seat
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 05:08:10 pm »
Replacing the seat foam is not very hard at all.  It's easy to do, pull the seat cover off, rip out the old foam(easiest method) and then shove the new foam into place. 

Wiring... Depends what went fubar


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Re: need a front seat
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 06:31:41 pm »
Unbolt the seat from the truck, don't forget to unhook the plugs for the power motor and heater

Flip the seat over

Using a decent pair of pliers you can unhook the remaining springs and replace the foam.

I went to an upholstry shop and picked up a 1 1/2"  dense foam, cut it to size myself.

While you have the bottom undone check your wiring its easy to see and get to.

When reassembling, put a piece of burlap, rag, material of some sort between the foam and the wire and springs.

It took me about an hour to do the foam in both front seats.  I also touched up the frames while I had access.
 
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Re: need a front seat
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 12:43:22 am »
Jim... :scratch: there's no reason to unbolt anything to replace the foam...


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Re: need a front seat
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 12:51:38 am »
I know you can pull the cover off, with the insides being a pain, but getting to the wires is easier when you can stand with the seat in front of you.  Its also easier to rehook any of the springs.  He's talking about the wire grid that holds the foam in place.  Its a pain in my back for me to stay bent or twisted for any amount of time, easier to stand at a bench.
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Re: need a front seat
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 12:53:35 am »
Ah, I was thinking electrical wires


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Re: need a front seat
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 12:54:27 am »
I was to until I reread the op.
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