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Going to order my seat foam from NPD. Do I need to order the listing rod set also? Thought I read some place people are using coat hangers if they needed..
 

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I would order the listing rod set, you could use a coat hanger but i dont think it would be long enough
 

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coat hangers worked fine on my 70 seats.

if you fond one is short run 2 end to end with a slight over lap and hog them down.

work from the center out checking the fabric with each hog.

which ever you decide be sure to put a small loop in each end so the dont poke thru
 

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Why not take them out of your old seats? I'm not completely sure but I believe that is what my upholstery guy did to my seats.
 

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Why not take them out of your old seats? I'm not completely sure but I believe that is what my upholstery guy did to my seats.
Well correct me if I am wrong guys but from what I have read they are usually rusted sometimes in two?
 

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so now you spent $350 on upholstery and you want to re use the old wire to save $20?

yeah you prob can but theyre usually all bent up and out of shape to be any good
 

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Coat hanger wire is too soft, and will deform with time and use.
 

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Coat hanger wire is too soft, and will deform with time and use.
Agree. Just for clarification. The steel used for coat hanger wire is a low strength, low yield strength steel. The wire may be stiff depending on the diameter/gage. The seat wires may be smaller diameter/gage higher strength steel. They flex when sat on but don't easily permanently deform/yield.

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Agree. Just for clarification. The steel used for coat hanger wire is a low strength, low yield strength steel. The wire may be stiff depending on the diameter/gage. The seat wires may be smaller diameter/gage higher strength steel. They flex when sat on but don't easily permanently deform/yield.

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similar to spring steel
 
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