Very true...available at the dial of a phone and a cc number.
But consider if you will, these two things...
#1 Most a-body seats have no where near the amount of damage that these do.
Most seats have one of a couple common breaks that could easily be repaired with a couple pieces if you are savy enough to make them up or know someone who can.
See my attachment below for the most common spots that are broken in GM strato bucket seats.
#2 The reproduction springs are too stiff.
In every case that i have worked with reproduction springs, they wind up sitting way too high, even when combined with the good foam.
on more than one occasion i have repaired someones broken original springs they have previously had removed- then torn down their seats to remove the repop ones and reinstall the originals.
So in my experience, yes the reproductions are out there... If you have seats as bad as these, they might be warranted- but otherwise i wouldn't be too quick to buy them.
I will readily admit that I have a LOT of labor into these repairs.
If i was charging someone for the repairs i'm doing- it would likely be close to the ~$350 it would cost for 4 of the reproduction springs- That said I'll take the pepsi challenge with my repaired seat springs next to seats with the repop ones every day of the week.
But for those who are handy...
CS Osborne Spring Bender ~$50
Bending Paddles - Use two pairs of square head linemans pliers instead of buying them.
Spring clips - $20 for 200 clips
9ga edgewire - ~$15 for several pieces
zig zag Sprigns - ~$60
about 6 hours and patience.
Thats a heck of a lot less than $350 when you are on a budget and you already blew $350 buying your crappy seat cores ;-)
Anyway... Back to the build!