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Offline Bob W

Re: Building CJ3A seat springs
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 07:06:34 PM »
Looking good!!
Bob W

Offline stony

Re: Building CJ3A seat springs
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2019, 06:52:55 PM »
Got the driver seat done.  Made lots of mistakes sewing the cover, but it ended up OK.  I made the back a little thicker than original.  The springs are 2”.  I used hard foam, canvas and cotton batting for padding.  Was a little worried that after all this work they would be uncomfortable, but they feel fantastic!  Working on the passenger seat now, it is going much more smoothly.
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

Offline stony

Re: Building CJ3A seat springs
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »
OK, all of my springs for the passenger seat are done.  So here is a photo of the seat back, done properly.  The first one was kinda screwed up because I uses stainless steel safety wire for the binding springs and it was too soft.  Even though it feels great, I wanted to do this one right, and it worked out pretty well.  Turned out that what looked to be a complicated nightmare was really pretty simple to do (I said simple not easy LOL).  Pretty happy with the results.
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

Offline stony

Re: Building CJ3A seat springs
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2019, 09:52:56 PM »
Done and in.  Not perfect but they feel really good!
Terry
1949 CJ3A 11159 body 11225 engine 11140
On preservation vs. restoration:Roscoe Lee Brown "the Cowboys" when he met the whores on the trail:"Well, I have the inclination, but not the time”.

Offline Rus Curtis

Re: Building CJ3A seat springs
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2019, 10:36:11 PM »
Time to find a bumpy road and test!
'54 CJ-3B "Green Gruntt"
Bantam T3-C

Offline Dinesh

Re: Building CJ3A seat springs
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2019, 12:22:15 PM »
Great detailing on the seats. I would need your guidance when I start working on seats for my1953 cj3a.