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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2016, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Driver seat broken

Hey guys. My driver seat has been broken for a while and I was looking for some options.

I can go through the hassle of going to junk yards and trying to find a seat in decent condition, or I can try to fix it myself?

The chair basically won't stay in any position. It just lays back onto the back seat. So right now I have a suitcase holding it up a little bit so I have some support. Pretty ghetto, I know.

Any direction would help. I can try anything except welding... but if I knew what to weld I could take the seat somewhere and have it done.

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If we're talking about a Impala SS... Then the two front seats can be swapped with each other. The only difference is the recline lever will be on the inside.

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My guess is that it's the bolt(s) that connects the seat back to the seat bottom. It's a specific type bolt with a sleeve on it. If you're a "husky" boy, there's a good that's what it could be.

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I'd rather not switch the seats but it's not a bad idea.

If it is the bolts how would I got about fixing?
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Oh sorry, it's a 1995 Impala SS
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If it is the bolts how would I got about fixing?
Pull up or down the leather covers, at the end of the frame on the seat back, it bolts into the seat bottom. If it's broken, it should be obvious. Six bolts and out the seat comes, that might be the easiest to figure out the problem. If you need to drive it while fixing the problem, swap the seats as "1slow96" said.


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It may be best to pull the seat and see if you can determine for yourself what is broken. As silver fox said, maybe it's just simple as the bolts which could be replaced.

If it's the frame, maybe that could be welded or a piece of metal engineered that it could save the seat frame. Of course this all assumes the seat material and cushions are in good shape to bother.

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OK thanks guys. I may swap the seats while I try to repair the broken one. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!
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That's the idea... Plus,it evens out the wear...

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