Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 20:23:27 +0100 From: "Richard" <rootnospamlhost> Subject: Re: Rear seatback hinge
"Everett M. Greene" <mojavegnospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com> schreef in bericht news:20070219.7A0C970.8F6Bnospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com... > "Richard" <rootnospamlhost> writes: >> "Everett M. Greene" <mojavegnospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com> schreef >> > "kingdoodlesquat" <neggerscheggersnospamtseacatspam.com> writes: >> >> "Everett M. Greene" <mojavegnospamsp.com> wrote >> >> > I managed to bend the hinge pivot on the seat back >> >> > of a `85 4-door. [We don't discuss how this happened.] >> >> > There's a somewhat thick sheet metal strip along the >> >> > bottom of the seatback that holds the pivot and this >> >> > strip is bent quite a ways. In trying to straighten >> >> > the piece without having to dismantle everything, I'm >> >> > finding the metal to be quite resistant to being bent >> >> > back into position. Any thoughts? >> >> >> >> You could try placing a piece of wood across the bent >> >> part of the hinge & hammering the wood to try & get it >> >> back into shape if you have enough room. >> > >> > I have the seatback out of the car so room isn't a >> > problem. I've tried hammering and it just laughs at >> > me. Very good steel... >> >> maybe try the exact same method you used when bending >> it in the first place? ;-) >> At least that method worked ... *grin* > > I tried that, too. No go. > > It's the old problem of having a flat metal piece > secured against another object. You can bend the > metal away from the object but you can't bend it > back and get it back to where it started. *nods knowingly* ... too bad. :( Maybe a long bar attached to the thing one way or another? Heating it up to glowing red will make is bendable, but you probably lose some strength in the metal in the process. Richard.