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Seat Bottom Question

#1 Post by Gordon Watkins » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm in the process of recovering my front seats and have a question about the cords for the seat bottom of my 62 B T6 coupe. I'm using new foam cushions and vinyl covers from K&H. Ron Roland's book and article in Registry Vo. 20 No 3 provides excellent detail, except for the "third cord not shown". I understand the two cords for the crease but can't visualize the third cord, described as:

"There is an additional heavy cord on each side that is attached to the flat framework at the top rear of the spring assembly. It is then pulled across the top of several springs before being pulled down and tied to the loops."

While it's not clear, I think these cords go from the back of the spring frame up and over the cushion and down the same hole to the loops as the other 2 cords. Have I got that right? Do they help delineate the line between the bolsters and pleated section between the crease and the back of the seat?

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Re: Seat Bottom Question

#2 Post by George Hussey » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:02 pm

maybe call autos international and talk to Augustino. He really knows his 356 seat "stuff"
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Re: Seat Bottom Question

#3 Post by Gordon Watkins » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks George. As I proceeded with recovering it became clear that the third pair of cords did attach as I surmised above and helps secure the cushion to the springs.
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