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seat tack strip repair/fix???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tetanus, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Tetanus
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 225

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    My 46 ford seat tack strip on the back of seat is real weak.It looks like rope crimped in the metal frame,its all rotted out but the metal is good.Is there any way to repair this?Only thing I can think of is rip it all out and put some kinda epoxy or hot glue or something that will fill it and I can nail to......Any Ideas?
     
  2. ardunpinto
    Joined: Dec 12, 2007
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    from WACO tx

    Its usually some type or pressed cardboard. The make plastic tack strip and your local upholstery shop should have some. You can also use wood sometimes.
     
  3. Tetanus
    Joined: May 20, 2007
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    How would I get it back in there?Its in a channel where the metal is crimped around it.I will try to post pic later.
     
  4. Mac_55
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I ran into a similiar problem . SHould be able to bend the metal out , remove the old tack strip and replace with the hard plastic tack strip form an upholstery shop , ORRRR find some small diameter automotive belts , or old lawn mower belts , and use them , they work just fine,
     

  5. ardunpinto
    Joined: Dec 12, 2007
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    from WACO tx

    Sometimes you can get to it from the inside, remove your leanback from the frame and i believe there are some tabs you can bend down.
     
  6. Tetanus
    Joined: May 20, 2007
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    heres a pic
     

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