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#1058588 - 08/13/18 02:02 AM bucket seat hinges  
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My bucket seat hinges are worn out. My drivers side seat leans farther back than it should and is very uncomfortable to set in. What can I do to fix this problem? I've heard that F body seat hinges are allegedly the same. Are there any kind of rebuild bushing kits for seat hinges? Can the hinges be purchased new? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#1058590 - 08/13/18 06:11 AM Re: bucket seat hinges [Re: gbodyracing]  
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I'm sure Mike at Mike's Montes can set you up with new hinges. Before you buy new though, check out the article I wrote in the DIY forum for adjusting the bucket seat back:
http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=491540#Post491540

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#1058607 - 08/14/18 12:37 PM Re: bucket seat hinges [Re: gbodyracing]  
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No one makes them yet only used and I am out of driver side


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#1058723 - 08/22/18 04:35 PM Re: bucket seat hinges [Re: gbodyracing]  
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Years ago I took the hinge from a 3rd gen f-body to replace one of mine that had an issue, same hinge. Some other GM seats might work but 3rd gen f-bodies/buckets are still somewhat plentiful or easy to locate.


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#1059016 - 09/09/18 11:48 PM Re: bucket seat hinges [Re: gbodyracing]  
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Thanks for the help. Also, does anyone know why I don't have to use the levers to raise my bucket seats? All I have to do is take my hand and place it on top or behind the seat and raise it forward?


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#1059020 - 09/10/18 03:51 AM Re: bucket seat hinges [Re: gbodyracing]  
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That's normal. There is a G-force lock (my term) that prevents the bucket seat from flying forward should you brake hard or have a front-end accident. The lever is there to release this lock if you happen to be parked on a steep decline. Fun trivia fact.

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#1059024 - 09/10/18 02:50 PM Re: bucket seat hinges [Re: gbodyracing]  
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Paul - THANKS! That has been a puzzle for years. Now I can take that one off my to do list!
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