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seat springs 53-56 v 48-52

Now that I got my truck back I have realized how bad the seat is in need of repair. The vinyl cover is in decent shape but the horse hair and foam have deteriorated and some 'springs' have broken.I know they are not springs but the zig-zag metal wire that goes from front to back have broken.

My questions: can they be easily fixed?

And does a 52 truck have the same type of seat springs? I have access to one and could I take good ones from it and put into mine?
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I don't know if you can use some of the wire from the '52, but it is a narrower seat than the '53-'56.
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The 49 base has three different length coil springs, taller in the front. I don't remember zig zags on the bottom but they are on the back. Ford possibly "tuned" the spring rates but still may be usable. I sent most of my coils to a fellow forum member but still have a few coils and all the zig zags and coils from the back.
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The 49 base has three different length coil springs, taller in the front. I don't remember zig zags on the bottom but they are on the back. Ford possibly "tuned" the spring rates but still may be usable. I sent most of my coils to a fellow forum member but still have a few coils and all the zig zags and coils from the back.
Thanks, Ray but the 53-56 seats don't have the coil style springs. But you are saying that the 48-52 have the zig zag type on the seat back.
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You can get new zig zag spring material on a roll at an upholstery shop. I just fixed a 1953-55 seat that had some broken ones.
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