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Ok so I am getting ready to recover the 63 seats with Clarks covers and discovered that mine were not original to the car. The pivot shafts  for the bottom and back frames had a mismatched of parts and rather then describe what I found, could someone tell me the correct parts that are used on the pivot shafts? I do have new caps for the ends.

 

Ray

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4 hours ago, BulldogDriver said:

Ok so I am getting ready to recover the 63 seats with Clarks covers and discovered that mine were not original to the car. The pivot shafts  for the bottom and back frames had a mismatched of parts and rather then describe what I found, could someone tell me the correct parts that are used on the pivot shafts? I do have new caps for the ends.

 

Ray

 

Ray,

 

Here are pictures of the 2 pivot shafts. The first picture is of the inboard pivot and the second is the outboard pivot. Both pivots have a plastic or fiberboard washer. The outboard pivots have the chrome cap retainer and the inboard can have one of 3 different styles of retainers. I opted for the "E" retainer as I think it is easier to get on and off. 

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

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They are all plastic washers.  Fibre washers wouldn't hold up under normal use.

 

Bill, looks like you polished the stainless so much you wore it down to the copper plating undernenth.  LOL

 

Tom T.

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My car was missing all of the washers and the inboard retainers. I used plastic washers found at a local big box building center upon the suggestion of a forum member. They work well and are durable. Any originals that I have found or seen were black fiberboard. These can be found on e-bay or through any number of the GM classic car parts vendors. The "E" retainers I also found at the building center.

 

Fortunately, that is a reflection on the stainless and not copper.

 

Bill

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7 hours ago, BulldogDriver said:

Thanks Bill

 

Ray,

 

Here are pictures of the things I used. The first is a picture of the different retainers that were used. You will have to drill out the hole on the washer bigger to fit.

 

Bill

 

 

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