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Bucket Side Support Pic/Rambo

Spent an hour or so searching for a pic/thread and couldn't find it. A while back Rambo posted in a thread that he doubles up the side support springs on buckets to keep them from breaking. I ask him if he had a pic of that and he posted one.
Now that I want to reference that thread/pic I can't find it. If anyone remembers please reference that thread.
Ben, It you see this I believe it will sound familiar. Maybe just throw up another pic if that is not too inconvenient..

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Re: Bucket Side Support Pic/Rambo

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Spent an hour or so searching for a pic/thread and couldn't find it. A while back Rambo posted in a thread that he doubles up the side support springs on buckets to keep them from breaking. I ask him if he had a pic of that and he posted one.
Now that I want to reference that thread/pic I can't find it. If anyone remembers please reference that thread.
Ben, It you see this I believe it will sound familiar. Maybe just throw up another pic if that is not too inconvenient..

Thanks Brad
Hey brad, I'll dig it up and re-post.

It was the front outer corner springs that I doubled up.
The side springs I didn't notice any increase in support by doing that... though i do replace them with 9ga spring instead of the usual 11ga thats in there.

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Re: Bucket Side Support Pic/Rambo

This is a 66 bucket seat, but applies to any 66-72 strato bucket. I've done the same thing on F-body seats as well with excellent results.

This puts added support right under/outside your thighs w/o raising the center of the seat, so you still sit "in" the seat not on top of it like with repop spring assemblies.

You can see the heavier gauage front side support spring in place (the rear side support spring, almost out of the pic to the right is still the stock spring)

for the front corner i just matched up the bends of the existing spring to my new ones then used spring clamps to hold them together in multiple spots.

the 2nd pic shows new corner springs (the complete spring) I fabbed up for a different repair, but I made an extra to use as a template for making repairs or the doubled up springs.

this one is 9ga, which is the same as the original was.

I have them in my own seats and they feel fantastic, and I've used them in another half dozen rebuilds for friends and they all like them.
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Here’s my 72 seat with the heavier springs supplied by Ben
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Re: Bucket Side Support Pic/Rambo

Thanks Ben. Good thing I ask as I was thinking the side springs. Good tip on the heavier gauge side springs.

Brian, thank you also for the pics.
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Re: Bucket Side Support Pic/Rambo

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Thanks Ben. Good thing I ask as I was thinking the side springs. Good tip on the heavier gauge side springs.

Brian, thank you also for the pics.
Yeah I was surprised that doubling up the side springs didn't do much for support- but its the way the spring compresses that causes that.

One of these days i'm going to get around to fabbing up a solid hoop with springs suspended from to replace the compression spring assembly and see how it feels.

I have a feeling it would be a day and night improvement since thats essentially how modern seats are built with the thick/firm bun on top.

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