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Working on 68's seats, what is normally done to replace the burlap that has all those .020" or so spring steel rods running through it? Can you just leave as is a lay a new piece of burlap over the top (between the old piece and the springs)? thanks,

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Absolutely... However it is not that difficult to "weave" the metal bars into a new piece of burlap.

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I agree. just cut out the wires from the old burlap and weave through the new burlap. Be sure to measure the approximate square footage area that they are covering so you can duplicate it in the new burlap.
 

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Where the ends the wires are wrapped arround the cord can you straighten them enough to get the cords out and back in with the ends breaking off? thanks
 

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Hmm...
I did not do it that way... I cut the cord material, left the "loops" intact, and replaced the cord with a length of mechanic's wire. The cord is more or less there just to keep the rods from moving... nothing special about it. If someone wants to remove my seats and look inside to see that I did not use cord, well that's fine with me!

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I have I trick to do this so you don't have to weave the wires through. Take the new burlap and fold it back and forth. The folds should be about 1 - 1 1/2" apart. stick your wire through the center every inch across the length. then unfold the burlap and presto !
 
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