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Old 02-08-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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Just picket up a new seat grid for my 240. does anyone know how many springs go on it. I have 3 short and then also 2 new long ones then picked up 2 more long just incase. Thank you
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Looked at other seat has two of each but I cant seem goet the springs on anyone know a good way.

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Old 02-08-2019, 08:53 PM   #2
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Those springs have the tension approaching that of valve springs.

Don't hurt yourself!

I was not able to stretch only one side's springs to hook the seat pad. I had to stretch both sides at the same time to get enough spread of the springs using 2x4's as leavers.

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:36 PM   #3
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Dang that's crazy so you just stuck the 2x4 in and turned it? Also whats the coat hanger wire for. Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:00 PM   #4
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From the looks of it, a couple big C-clamps, or beefy woodworking bar clamps, would help pre-tension one side of the frame. To get the final springs in place, I'd use a big round-shaft screwdriver through the spring end and against the frame to wedge+slide the spring in place. You'd need to have the spring end facing down to do this.
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Brake spring pliers plus a bit of bent-up SS antenna rod were a big help to me. Safety makes it worth thinking this through. If I remember right, the eight springs go long ones toward the front of the seat.





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Old 02-09-2019, 08:23 AM   #6
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Also whats the coat hanger wire for. Thanks.
The coat hanger connected the spring on the other side to the second 2x4 lever.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:03 AM   #7
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I ended up getting my 4 springs in like my other seat using a c clamp and a screwdriver to full the spring the last bit. thank you all
Only worked because i had two people

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Old 02-09-2019, 07:04 PM   #8
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Tore the ligaments in my right elbow doing this job, wish this post popped up months ago. Still hasn't fully healed.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:57 PM   #9
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Dang that's crazy, well maybe this will help the next person avoid hurting themselves.
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