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Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward

Post by clipper47 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:08 am

The driver side sport seat on my 1985 has the hip bolster on the left side of the bottom cushion pushed outward towards the door probably by a large sized butt of a PO. I would like to get it put back into the correct position as the thigh support switch bracket is also broken and I have a new one on order. I have tried to force the bolster back into position but it is not moving. Is there a way to bend the frame back without removing the entire seat? I suspect this is a fairly common problem on these cars.
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Re: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward

Post by 86_6series » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:52 am

Same problem, I had to take the seat out and had the broken bracket welded.

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Re: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward

Post by clipper47 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:50 pm

Thankss. Taking the seat out shouldn't be a big problem but does the leather bolster have to be removed to access the metal ?
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Re: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward- update

Post by clipper47 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:00 pm

I see that the bolster is broken at the front of the seat. It looks like a horizontal round bar that has snapped loose. I suspect that it could be welded with a TIG welder without removing the leather.
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