Seat back recliner photo of parts

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Seat back recliner photo of parts

#1 Post by John Brooks » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:04 pm

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I am looking for photos of the inside of B/C seat recliners. I took one apart 50 years ago, the bag is missing the big spring and the pivot point or bearing under the spring. The recliner upper outer 1/2 has a 4-3 thread piece that it looks like a screw in under the spring. I don't remember what the pivot that screws on it looks like. I know the parts around somewhere I just don't have the memory location recall anymore

Anyone have photos of a recliner with the spring removed? Looking for the pivot nut/bearing I don't want to remove and dissemble one to look if I don't have to.

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Re: Seat back recliner photo of parts

#2 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:20 pm

Each year is a little different here is a assembly article: https://porsche356registry.org/article/104? And here is Jim B's excellent article on ID ing hinges: https://porsche356registry.org/article/235 63 are different than 64 and 65 again is different. A lot of the old links which are now corrupted had pics which are lost to us now. Ashley Page had a great thread on his 64 hinges several years ago. Most of his pictures no longer show.
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Re: Seat back recliner photo of parts

#3 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:42 pm

Here is a picture of a 64 type hinge. download/file.php?id=4622&mode=view
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Re: Seat back recliner photo of parts

#4 Post by John Brooks » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:21 pm

Here is what I have, the fixed spring slot is in the upper half. Is there anything that keeps the bottom half centered on this shaft? I understand the washers shown above, but where is the pivot bearing? The slot shaft looks like it has threads where something would screw through the bottom half. Do the notched washers thread on the shaft?
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Re: Seat back recliner photo of parts

#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:31 pm

The top washer/nut in my previous picture with the notches is threaded and holds it in place.
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Re: Seat back recliner photo of parts

#6 Post by John Brooks » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:38 am

Doug

Thanks, I think I have seen the washer/nut in a drawer. The large hole in the bottom 1/2 is about 10mm larger than the threads on the spring post. Does the spring keep it centered, or is there a hat bushing also?
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