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Old 11-20-2019, 06:43 PM
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Default 71 bucket Seat bottom spring assembly same as nova

In need of a new seat bottom spring for my 71 Lemans w/buckets and a buddy has a used one from a 70 nova with buckets. Anyone know if they interchange?

Buddy is in a different state so I cant put my hands on to compare, but pics look like the same.

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Old 11-20-2019, 08:30 PM
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Repoped springs are available, I would not use a 50 year old spring. Of course I could stand to skip a meal or 2!

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Old 11-20-2019, 09:57 PM
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Repoped springs are available, I would not use a 50 year old spring. Of course I could stand to skip a meal or 2!
It is a repop. He installed it a couple years back and now he going with custom power seats.

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Old 11-21-2019, 01:01 PM
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Contact Ben Rambo.
He sells the right gauge spring as well as other items.

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/358...pair-kits.html

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Old 11-21-2019, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the info, unfortunately the springs are shot, rusted thin and about 6 springs are broken. Would have to replace everyone of them. That let me to see if the nova seat bottom are the same. Otherwise, Id pick up a repop if novas are different.


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Contact Ben Rambo.
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https://www.chevelles.com/forums/358...pair-kits.html

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Old 12-02-2019, 12:56 PM
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The Nova repop springs will be basically the same as your 71 lemans, the spring side listing rods may be in a different location and have to be moved to match yours, but otherwise should be the same.

If i remember right, a 71 lemans has the center listing tuck?

Just use your originals as a guide and you'll be fine.

I don't usually recommend repops as they are way too stiff IMO... but if your originals are too far gone, then thats about your only choice other than fabbing & repairing the originals.

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Old 12-02-2019, 01:45 PM
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Thanks, and yep, the 71 has the center listing tuck.

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The Nova repop springs will be basically the same as your 71 lemans, the spring side listing rods may be in a different location and have to be moved to match yours, but otherwise should be the same.

If i remember right, a 71 lemans has the center listing tuck?

Just use your originals as a guide and you'll be fine.

I don't usually recommend repops as they are way too stiff IMO... but if your originals are too far gone, then thats about your only choice other than fabbing & repairing the originals.

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