68 El Camino Bench Seat Question - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 15, 3:19 PM Thread Starter
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68 El Camino Bench Seat Question

I'm recovering the factory bench seat in my 68 El Camino. I removed the old seat back covers to find one of them had been home to a mouse nest at one time and some of the zig zag spring wire was corroded to the point of breakage. I turned to my pile of spare parts and a seat from a 72 El Camino. I removed the cover from the seat back of the 72 seat (which appeared dimensional identical to the 68 seat) to find it doesn't have zig zag springs at all, but a large foam pad that attaches to the seat frame.

My question is, if I used the seat frame from the 72 with this seat foam, will a correct appearing 68 cover like this fit ok over the 72 seat and foam?

I assume so, since the seats looked very similar externally other than the vinyl pattern, but I wanted to be certain before I placed an order.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 15, 6:17 PM
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Re: 68 El Camino Bench Seat Question

Another alternative is to just replace the zig zag springs. Upholstery shops may well have the raw spring material.

When I recovered the seat for my '68 I found a number of these springs busted. Rather than die a slow death by finding just one more busted part after business hours, I took it to a shop and had them install the new cover I had.

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