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    I'm trying to find clips or whatever holds the front backrest seat to the wood frame. This is a 1928 leatherback Fordor. I looked in all
    my vendor books and find stuff for everything but this. Does anyone know.

  • #2
    Perhaps check with Le Baron Bonney if for seat springs to frame. Some cars use offset clips.


    • #3
      Are you talking about the 3 steel hooks the backrest spring hangs from? If so, they are hard to find because they were welded to the frame.


      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Hey Upholstery Mike, WELCOME to the VFF!!!

      • Tom F
        Tom F commented
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        Mike, I see 3 steel hooks at the very bottom of the backrest. Does the backrest seat fasten to those hooks somehow. What keeps the seat at the top from falling forward?

    • #4
      Welcome Mike to the VFF

      It’s nice to have you here sharing your expertise on the site. For those that do not know Mike, he is the owner of Classtique Upholestry. Mike has also been helping to spread the word about our forum..
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #5
        Thanks for the welcoming Mitch. Tom F, center the spring onto the hooks and then secure the top of the spring. The way to secure it is to cut 3 pieces of scrap material approximately 1" by 4" long. Then loop the srips onto the backside of the edgewire and pull the spring up with the strips. Then tack them to the top edge of the frame. Then pull the upholstery cover to the top of the wood frame and tack to it (top and sides). Then trim off the excess material.


        • Tom F
          Tom F commented
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          Mike, thanks for your expertise. I am going to use your directions and give it a try. Its great to have someone like you to ask about the interior work on these ole Model "A" Fords.


        • Tom F
          Tom F commented
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          Mitch, is there an easy way to print someone's post?

        • CarlG
          CarlG commented
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          Just do a "copy - paste" into Word and print it from there.

        • Tom F
          Tom F commented
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          Thanks Carl..

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