restoration of seat recliner mechanism

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mtfox
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restoration of seat recliner mechanism

Post by mtfox » Thu May 16, 2013 12:01 pm

Has anyone had their seat recliner mechanism restored. I am currently restoring an Alfa 2600 Touring Spider and the reliners at very shabby. They are, I believe, from the same manufacturer as the recliners in my old 330 GT (8981) had.

Any suggestions on a restorer in the US would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: restoration of seat recliner mechanism

Post by tyang » Sun May 19, 2013 8:28 am

mtfox wrote:Has anyone had their seat recliner mechanism restored. I am currently restoring an Alfa 2600 Touring Spider and the reliners at very shabby. They are, I believe, from the same manufacturer as the recliners in my old 330 GT (8981) had.

Any suggestions on a restorer in the US would be appreciated. Thanks
We have a chrome plater that does us the service of disassembling and reassembling these pieces when they have to be done. There are a few plastic pieces that are hard to replace if broken, but the hinges themselves look like they should readily come apart.

Good luck.

Tom
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Re: restoration of seat recliner mechanism

Post by 8339 » Tue May 21, 2013 7:29 am

I had 2 2600 Touring Spiders at my shop last year for various repairs and restoration, and I tried to dis-assemble the seat recliners to have outer sections re-chromed. The recliners have high tension flat wound "clock" springs. If I could have found a sacrificial recliner I may have attempted to tear one apart further than I did. All the chrome shops I know would not touch them. I contacted a few restoration shops in Europe and they wouldn't touch them. Tom, If you have a shop that's willing to dis-assemble, chrome and re-assemble them, count me in!


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