In a message dated 97-12-04 13:16:28 EST, ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU writes:
<< Since I can't afford new upholstery right now and am tired of sitting on
> the floor of my MGBGT, I decided to try and replace just the seat diaphragm
> (the black rubber model). Anyone have any good ideas on how to stretch the
> rubber to fit (thought about heating, but have several of the hooks
> attached already and don't want to put the whole seat in the oven), or ways
> to make the rubber more pliable? Or do I simply need to clone myself to
> get the job done? Thanks in advance. Nina
I attached the back ends and one side first. Then I used a big
screwdriver through the metal frame that holds the rubber strips and against
the seat frame to leverage the whole apparatus towards the opposite sides.
With a pair of needlenose pliers I then inserted the loose hooks.