Firebird Seatbacks Sag...?

On an 84 Firebird. (Also on 84 S10 Blazer). They simply lean waaay too far back and I have looked and looked and dont' see any way to adjust or obvious wear point - any ideas?

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There's a nylon bushing where most GM seats pivot that's worth taking a look at. Get to a parts breakdown from GM and check it out.
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I might be totally off base because I've never looked at the seat guts on an 84 Bird or Blazer. However, I had an 86 Cadillac (I know, the seats don't look the same, but the guts may be similar). There was an L-bracket on the hinge in those seats. It was a shitty, low-quality bracket and it had a tendency to bend backwards. BUT, it would only bend to a certain point and then it would stop. I ordered a new bracket from Cadillac, put it in, and that one bent within a few months. Finally, I asked my cousin (who worked as a welder at a place that made semi-trailers) to make me one out of heavy gauge steel with a little arm brace. He did, I installed it, and never had the problem again. So, I could be COMPLETELY wrong about this when it comes to the Bird and Blazer, but I thought I'd throw it out as an idea just in case.
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"myzyri1" wrote: > I might be totally off base because I've never looked at the > seat guts on an > 84 Bird or Blazer. However, I had an 86 Cadillac (I know, the > seats don't > look the same, but the guts may be similar). There was an > L-bracket on the > hinge in those seats. It was a shitty, low-quality bracket > and it had a > tendency to bend backwards. BUT, it would only bend to a > certain point and > then it would stop. I ordered a new bracket from Cadillac, > put it in, and > that one bent within a few months. Finally, I asked my cousin > (who worked > as a welder at a place that made semi-trailers) to make me one > out of heavy > gauge steel with a little arm brace. He did, I installed it, > and never had > the problem again. So, I could be COMPLETELY wrong about this > when it comes > to the Bird and Blazer, but I thought I'd throw it out as an > idea just in > case. > > FH674 > >
> > > On an 84 Firebird. (Also on 84 S10 Blazer). They simply lean > waaay too far > > back and I have looked and looked and dont' > > see any way to adjust or obvious wear point - any ideas?
One other possibility. When you bend the seat forward, at the back of bottom cushion, you might see two screws. These were meant to hold little plastic donuts in place. The plastic pieces arent that big, maybe a half inch high, but they do make a difference and are easily available from lots of Camaro parts vendors. Your local upholstery shop will probably have a bunch of them. Since they are so cheap to get and so easy to install, Id suggest you try that first.
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