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Twisted seat back

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by ringfeder3, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. ringfeder3

    ringfeder3 Active Member

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    The back part of my driver's seat is slightly twisted inward towards the centre of the car.

    It is quite noticeable when standing begind the car and you tend to lean a bit toward the console wgen driving.

    Can the seat be twisted back into shape or is there a better fix?
     
  2. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Yep, the seat frames were not really very strong in those models, they twist after years of use because you get in the car and lean back to adjust your seat belt. The support on the outer side is stronger than the the inner side so the weaker side bends slightly.
     
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    I always thought it came from oversize people constantly twisting to get something off the backseat when getting out of the car as it's not isolated to just Holdens, plenty of other cars suffer the exact same issue.
     
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    People being "cool", leaning into the centre console. Happens on both driver and passenger seats.
     
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    Don't you mean "Trying" to be cool ? yes that's also a major contributor to failing interior components.

    but when you see some people pushing hard into the seat while twisting around to get something off the rear seat it really amazes me that the backrests of the seats put up with that immense force on them and that they're not distorted more than what they are.

    They can be corrected back by placing the opposite force from behind. Just get into the back and push really hard forward on the offending side while having a second operator pushing firmly backwards from the front on the section that doesn't need the correction. This is a bit of trial and error, but you'll get it right in no time with straight seats. It's also better for your longterm back posture. Remember you're a short time young and a long time old and that's when it's going to hurt you bigtime.

    After performing the above, the trick is to not put undue force on anything unevenly interior wise. Ask a Falcon owner about interior parts in a Ford and they'll tell you all about how things just seem to break.
     
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    Yes....my bad.....they never actually look cool.
     
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    Get in the back seat and push the fark out of it with your feet and legs..
     
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    what if you don't have a back seat?
     
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    Couple of blocks of soft pine and a bottle jack, long as nothing plastic will crack or break. Remove the trim first I suppose.
     
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    Yep ......they look like total twats don't they ?
     
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    Was a constant problem in police cars...fat sergeants leaning into back to get ricket books..

    Thanks all
     
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    Common issue & almost impossible to find replacement seat that isn't either twisted or worn out adjuster sprocket that makes them rock back/forward.

    Every high mileage car I've checked except for one or two did it.


    Other one floorpan cracks where rear bolt goes to give that super gangsta look...
     

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