[Healeys] Seat Runners
michaelsalter at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 14:42:09 MST 2020
Real Healeys don't have seat slides 🤣🤣🤣
Happy New Year everyone.
On Thu., Dec. 31, 2020, 4:40 p.m. , <m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Simon, I did mine a few years back and although a bit tedious it is well
> worth the effort. I confirm Perry on the bolt size – ¼” – 28. The hex
> heads do have to be reduced in height. I think it would be awkward to do
> after they are spot welded back in, and I did mine before re-assembly. I
> actually used a hack saw and cut the heads down and then finished them
> with a file to get the saw marks out. I would measure the height of the
> head on the existing studs so you know what to aim for. It is a
> labour-intensive way to do it but there are not many of them. Once you
> have it apart I would send both parts of the runners (8 pieces if you are
> doing both seats) out to get zinc plated, then they will really look good
> when you are done. Mine slide beautifully now. I replaced the wood and
> metal shimming beneath the runners while I was at it as the wood was pretty
> *From:* Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> *On Behalf Of *
> simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
> *Sent:* December 31, 2020 1:30 PM
> *To:* 'Healeys' <healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Subject:* [Healeys] Seat Runners
> Happy New Year to one and all,
> (I always think of Eddie Murphy in “Trading Places” when I hear that!)
> So, we’re talking MkII BT7 here….
> The bolts that fasten the seat bases to the runners in my car are pretty
> ratty. One or two are missing and several have had their diameters reduced
> and rethreaded. Presumably after wearing out. But the slides work and
> they’re fully functional.
> What is the precise anatomy of these things?
> The bolts that come up from the part of the runner that moves fore & aft,
> are they spotwelded in place?
> Can one split the moving half of the runners from the fixed half?
> In which case, I presume one can fix in new bolts? Remove hidden nuts or
> grind off welds and MIG on new bolts?
> What size are these bolts?
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