Seat Frames/Springs Restored – 1966 VW Beetle Project

I got my seat frame backs from State Of Mind Customs today. Wow, do they look GREAT! As always, State Of Mind Customs did a FANTASTIC job.  Thanks John!

The seat frames and springs on the car were in bad shape… Rusty, chipped, and just dirty with 45 years of dirt/grime. They were completely functional though.

Here’s what State Of Mind Customs did: First, they media blasted all the springs and frames. They fixed the seat backs in some spots where welds had broken loose, and springs had detached, etc. Next, they epoxy primered all the springs and frames. Then they sprayed them all to match the interior trim color for the car. They also reinforced the front-seat seat bottom springs with some webbing. They basically weaved the webbing through the springs and then attached each spring using hog rings to the webbing. Many of the springs were in bad shape from being so old, so this really helps to reinforce them. It also makes all the springs work as one big spring, thus giving it a nice comfortable feel/support.  I can’t wait to get these things back together with the new seat covers and installed in the car!  =)

I only have three “before” pictures, but they give a pretty good idea of the condition they were all in. Here are some before/after pictures:

Front Driver Seat (Before)- Click image to enlarge

Front Driver Seat Bottom Closeup (Before) – Click image to enlarge

Front Seat Back Rest (Before) – Click image to enlarge

Back From State Of Mind Customs – Shiny And New! – Click image to enlarge

Back Seat  – Click image to enlarge

Front Seat Bottom – Click image to enlarge

Front Seat Bottom Underside – Click image to enlarge

Front Seat Bottom Underside – Click image to enlarge

Front Seat Webbing As Seen From Underside  – Click image to enlarge

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