Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:25:56 PST
From: mojavegnospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com (Everett M. Greene)
Subject: Re: Rear seatback hinge


"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.

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