Thanks for the offer. I have to see if mine can be welded. And i know i need a new cushion too...
"Broken" could be interpreted as sagging seat foam, and it may not even be sagging. The concave shape of our seats is not what a lot of people are used to.Not yet. I wanted to see figure out where it was broken first, but that's failed. Removing it is today's project.
It looks like the previous owner did what I did. My seat bottom had sunken down over the years and I took the seat out and added some extra foam padding exactly where he added the plywood. I did not have to seperate the seat back from the bottom though. I just removed the whole seat, turned it upside down, and put the extra foam in under the springs. It plumped the seat bottom up nicely.Thanks John...I figured out how to get the leather off to look at it and I can't see anything broken.
This is odd. The dealer told me it was busted and that there was a 2x4 in there. There is no 2x4 from what I can tell. There is a piece of plywood, wrapped in a sweatshirt type material, ut I can't find any broken pieces. At least not on the seat bottom. His exact words to me were, "he must've been a larger fella because the frame is broken and I can't warranty it." That was about 5 years ago. I just never took it apart to inspect it. But I see no broken parts to the seat frame.
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You don't have to remove the back to get to the bottom frame. Just remove the bottom leather and then the cushion/foam just lifts off. See the file I attached in post 14 (Looking for a seat frame...)Pulled the seat. The frame appears intact, however, it appears to have a sheet of plywood covered by a sweatshirt and the 2x4 is still toward the back of the seat. I need to know how to separate the back from the seating surface and take the leather off of the seating surface....anyone?