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Old 06-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #41
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I'm attempting to fix my rocking drivers seat today.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:48 AM   #42
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I purhased a set of washers and did my drivers seat first, good instructions, but if you have sport seats do not pry off the up and down and forward seat adjuster as in the picture. Also the old washers were competely gone, disenegrated, seat is now tight, no more movement
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #43
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Okay, so the new washers didn't fix my rocking seat. It appears that one of the tracks is loose at the pivot points so I'm just going to have to live with it. It appears that my preferred seating position - steeply raked seat cushion, all the way down in the back, all the way up in the front - exacerbates the rocking. Other settings with the front lower do not rock as much.

Oh, and my favorite at the show this afternoon was this '62 in Sateen Silver with Red interior:
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #44
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Do you still have them for sale? I sure need a set. Thanks
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Spacers are back in stock and ready to ship.

Currently NOT accepting Paypal since they have decided to screw with my account for no apparent reason. Payments accepted by check/money order via mail only for the time being.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:27 PM   #46
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I fixed my "rocking seats" two weekends ago. I picked up the 8 nylon spacers at ACE for $2.64. The whole job (2 seats) took me under 3 hours! Seat tracks are like new now...no more rocking!!

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I fixed my "rocking seats" two weekends ago. I picked up the 8 nylon spacers at ACE for $2.64. The whole job (2 seats) took me under 3 hours! Seat tracks are like new now...no more rocking!!

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Did you get a part number from ACE for those? It would be nice to pick them up before attempting this job...
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:26 PM   #48
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ive been trying to get the t40 bolts undone for the last 2days with no luck i dont see how you can get any kind of wrench on it
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Use one of those bits that comes with a scredriver with assorted bits. Put a GOOD 1/4 inch wrench on it and you'll get it.
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Use one of those bits that comes with a scredriver with assorted bits. Put a GOOD 1/4 inch wrench on it and you'll get it.
You can also use a 1-foot long extension of pipe as extra leverage. A little PB blaster might also help.

.....if all else fails, crank down with a set of large vice grips.
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Phace,

Here's the info:

Parts Required: 8 Nylon Washers total. 3/4" OD, 7/16" ID, 1/8" THICK. ACE Hardware for $0.33 each. The ACE part number for these washers is 59558K.

Good luck!

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ive been trying to get the t40 bolts undone for the last 2days with no luck i dont see how you can get any kind of wrench on it
I used vise grips on mine...came loose pretty easy...good luck!

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Phace,

Here's the info:

Parts Required: 8 Nylon Washers total. 3/4" OD, 7/16" ID, 1/8" THICK. ACE Hardware for $0.33 each. The ACE part number for these washers is 59558K.

Good luck!

Mike
While you CAN use standard nylon washers, the 1/8" is too thick. They will need to be sanded down by hand since the required thickness is not commonly available.

For the record, sanding 4-8 tiny pieces of nylon by hand is not the easiest or enjoyable thing to do.
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I fixed my "rocking seats" two weekends ago. I picked up the 8 nylon spacers at ACE for $2.64. The whole job (2 seats) took me under 3 hours! Seat tracks are like new now...no more rocking!!

Mike
$2.64.... Gotta love this forum

Did you have to sand them down?
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ive been trying to get the t40 bolts undone for the last 2days with no luck i dont see how you can get any kind of wrench on it
All you need is a pair of Channel Locks no one will see if you put a mark on the screw cap.
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Phace,

Here's the info:

Parts Required: 8 Nylon Washers total. 3/4" OD, 7/16" ID, 1/8" THICK. ACE Hardware for $0.33 each. The ACE part number for these washers is 59558K.

Good luck!

Mike
Etiquette says when a vendor starts a thread a newb does not come in and suggest a different fix. Just sayin'......
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While you CAN use standard nylon washers, the 1/8" is too thick. They will need to be sanded down by hand since the required thickness is not commonly available.

For the record, sanding 4-8 tiny pieces of nylon by hand is not the easiest or enjoyable thing to do.
Literally, it hurts when you sand your fingers!

After all the work for this fix, my seat still has movement up and down. It looks like I need to weld one of the joints. Oh well, it is a hobby I guess!
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Etiquette says when a vendor starts a thread a newb does not come in and suggest a different fix. Just sayin'......
Stop whining... Just sayin'
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #59
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Stop whining... Just sayin'
Theradioflyer has been a great asset to this forum in numerous ways, from DIY's to unique parts, so while I found the Ace part number info helpful (I may decide to make my own) it is in poor taste to post in his thread about how do it without buying his parts.
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Spacers are back in stock and ready to ship.

Currently NOT accepting Paypal since they have decided to screw with my account for no apparent reason. Payments accepted by check/money order via mail only for the time being.
Do your spacers have the notch or edge cut as well as per the instructions so that the mechanism doesn't catch? I understand your spacers are filed to be the correct width, but how about that circumference?
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