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7/17/14 12:25am - Original Message: 'Loose Drivers Seat'
dbarnesid
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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My drivers seat feels loose. I don't think it's in the mounts. Instead it seems to be in the tracks. Passenger seat is fine.

Before I yank the seat out...again...and scratch something...again I thought I'd ask. Is this common? Is it easily fixed or is it a PITA?

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7/17/14 8:28am - Reply: 'Re: Loose Drivers Seat'
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Bellingham, MA - USA

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1980 loaded red on red. 68,000 original miles. Second owner. Well documented with all original paperwork. NCRS Founders Award 9/27/14. NCRS Top Flight 10/12/14.

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I had the same issue and they the problem was in the seat not the track. Before you take the seat out take the bottom cushion out wiggle the seat. Check to see if the track is moving or the seat.. If it is the seat moving then the problem might be the metal piece on the bottom of the seat that the bolt from track attaches to.The metal piece is held on the bottom of the seat with rivets. If that is the problem you might need to drill and use larger rivets if the hole is oblong. Good Luck!!!

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7/17/14 9:01am - Reply: 'Re: Loose Drivers Seat'
dbarnesid
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Boise, ID - USA

Vette(s):
1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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I think you are right. When I move the seat there is no motion at the mounting bolts. Drilling out those rivets sounds like a ton of fun! BTW a red on red corvette is beautiful!



I'm headed to Enumclaw next month to show my dog. I'm meeting up with a Schnauzer breeder from Bellingham. Small world! Unfortunately, it's Bellingham WA...not MA.

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7/17/14 9:24am - Reply: 'Re: Loose Drivers Seat'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The '80 and '72 cars have totally different seats, and attaching hardware. Unhappy
David, you may need to remove the seat, and have a look underneath, to make sure the bolts attaching the seat tracks to the actual seat bottom are nice and tight. Thumbs Up


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7/17/14 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: Loose Drivers Seat'
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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Thanks, Joel. Will do.

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