Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
seat adjuster cams?
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Forum Index -> Type 3 Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: seat adjuster cams? Reply with quote

where the hell do I get new seat adjusters from. Its those weird looking cam things inside the front seat bases.

Mine are rooted regardless of the rest of the seat looking NOS. Confused

Anyone have any ideas? they are made from gay die cast and would explain how they wore so fast despite hardly being driven.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
supaninja
Samba Member


Joined: July 03, 2010
Posts: 4020
Location: houston
supaninja is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your best bet is to have a local machine shop make a new one. my drivers seat has a bad cam too.
_________________
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/chucky1974/ninja.gif

Nick
Megasquirted Type 4 powered Notch http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=427890&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Blog of Doom http://supaninjanick.wordpress.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger Facebook Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmm....??


Bert!.... BERT! make us some Laughing

haha jk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
flyinglow94
Samba Member


Joined: January 17, 2005
Posts: 1154
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
flyinglow94 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if they could or should be machined on more of an eccentric to recline a little more? I am re doing my seat and might need to answer that for my self.
_________________
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated."
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure,the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they could a little bit more.

My idea is to have them CNC from steel and also have a weld on slot in solid thick steel to give exponentially more surface area to contact, say? 10-12mm wide instead of the few mm of the seat base frame. I noticed this thin and sharp slot just cut straight through the cam's sleeve.


there is ample room for an additional slot to be welded on.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
68notch
Samba Member


Joined: August 16, 2007
Posts: 544
Location: Perth, Western Australia.
68notch is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought to try and fit the passenger side one to the drivers side even if it needs some modification. I guess the passenger side ones are probably quite good in comparison?
_________________
John

68 Aussie notch
2011 Citroen Berlingo

https://www.facebook.com/Fastacraft

RHD dash pad project http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=475227
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
KTPhil Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 06, 2006
Posts: 29346
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
KTPhil is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traditional weak point in the seat design. Hard to source used ones that aren't also trashed.

Unless the owner was religous about leaning the seatback forward while adjusting (or if there was only one driver who never adjusted it!), the friction wore the cam surfaces out quickly. Also, the part that bears down on it doesn't cover the entire surface, concentrating the load. Just a very poor part design. A lot of load on the knob and roll pin holding it to the shaft, too.

I'd be up for buying a new one out of something stronger than the pot-metal the OEM parts are made of, as long as the price wasn't outrageous.

I wonder if this is a good candidate for one of those "metal printing" outfits, rather than requiring the complex machining or expensive casting mold other methods require.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bobnotch
Samba Member


Joined: July 06, 2003
Posts: 20615
Location: Kimball, Mi
Bobnotch is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just take it to your local welder, and have him build them back up. You'll just need to find someone who welds aluminum. After all, that's how you repair "pot metal". Wink
_________________
Bob 65 Notch S with Sunroof
71 Notch ...aka Krunchy; build pics here;
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=249390 -been busy working
64 T-34 Ghia...aka Wolfie, under construction... http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=412120
Tram wrote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing for relatives."
Tram wrote:
People keep confusing "restored" and "restroyed".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

68notch wrote:
Just a thought to try and fit the passenger side one to the drivers side even if it needs some modification. I guess the passenger side ones are probably quite good in comparison?


nah, buggered too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Traditional weak point in the seat design. Hard to source used ones that aren't also trashed.

Unless the owner was religous about leaning the seatback forward while adjusting (or if there was only one driver who never adjusted it!), the friction wore the cam surfaces out quickly. Also, the part that bears down on it doesn't cover the entire surface, concentrating the load. Just a very poor part design. A lot of load on the knob and roll pin holding it to the shaft, too.

I'd be up for buying a new one out of something stronger than the pot-metal the OEM parts are made of, as long as the price wasn't outrageous.

I wonder if this is a good candidate for one of those "metal printing" outfits, rather than requiring the complex machining or expensive casting mold other methods require.



you mean 3D printing?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
68notch
Samba Member


Joined: August 16, 2007
Posts: 544
Location: Perth, Western Australia.
68notch is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlad01 wrote:
68notch wrote:
Just a thought to try and fit the passenger side one to the drivers side even if it needs some modification. I guess the passenger side ones are probably quite good in comparison?


nah, buggered too.


Other type 3s?
_________________
John

68 Aussie notch
2011 Citroen Berlingo

https://www.facebook.com/Fastacraft

RHD dash pad project http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=475227
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never see any good ones.

All my other type 3 that I owned in the past with the earlier (non 73 seats) seat were shocking. So bad the the shafts were broken and I had spare tires behind to keep the seat back upright and not falling flat.


This is the first type 3 with the non 73 3 point seats where the seats back was still upright and I could actually sit in. Laughing

I think action needs to be taken, people we need steel repops kits.


Only person I can think of that has the capabilities to make them quality and in reasonable quantity is Bert? who else do you guys know?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
68notch
Samba Member


Joined: August 16, 2007
Posts: 544
Location: Perth, Western Australia.
68notch is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlad01 wrote:
I never see any good ones.

All my other type 3 that I owned in the past with the earlier (non 73 seats) seat were shocking. So bad the the shafts were broken and I had spare tires behind to keep the seat back upright and not falling flat.


This is the first type 3 with the non 73 3 point seats where the seats back was still upright and I could actually sit in. Laughing

I think action needs to be taken, people we need steel repops kits.


Only person I can think of that has the capabilities to make them quality and in reasonable quantity is Bert? who else do you guys know?


I could cast composite replicas that are full of metal powder and fibre for strength but that may not last either. It would appear original to look at though.
_________________
John

68 Aussie notch
2011 Citroen Berlingo

https://www.facebook.com/Fastacraft

RHD dash pad project http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=475227
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused


obviously this ain't a job for our country. We don't "manufacture" anymore.


What if we develop 3d cad drawing and send it to someone capable in the US for the machining?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
supaninja
Samba Member


Joined: July 03, 2010
Posts: 4020
Location: houston
supaninja is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been researching sand casting. It will be a hot minute but what about a cast bronze one?

BTW-we don't make anything anymore either Sad

lad do you think Lanner could do it?
_________________
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/chucky1974/ninja.gif

Nick
Megasquirted Type 4 powered Notch http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=427890&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Blog of Doom http://supaninjanick.wordpress.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger Facebook Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think bronze would be good either and its too soft like die cast alloy.

Lanner probably could do it?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
flyinglow94
Samba Member


Joined: January 17, 2005
Posts: 1154
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
flyinglow94 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobnotch wrote:
Why not just take it to your local welder, and have him build them back up. You'll just need to find someone who welds aluminum. After all, that's how you repair "pot metal". Wink


I am thinking they break like the new car seats ( with some one trying to adjust them with there full weight on them when doing so). That is alot to ask from a Die cast or even an aluminum part.

If they are a Die cast alloy it is Hi in zinc like Hot Wheels. It melts at a much lower temp than aluminum. I guess I'm saying its not as easy as welding
aluminum.

supaninja wrote:
I have been researching sand casting. It will be a hot minute but what about a cast bronze one?


BTW-we don't make anything anymore either Sad

lad do you think Lanner could do it?


I have also been looking into building a small foundry to melt all of my aluminum. I have cut a 6"x 10" pipe for the crucible .I'm looking to buy the clay and cement maybe this weekend to start poring the foundry in a 26 gal compressor tank . It will be a while though, with all my other projects, Stay tuned.
_________________
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated."
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure,the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger Gallery Classifieds Feedback
BerT3
Samba Member


Joined: August 18, 2002
Posts: 1563
Location: Antwerp
BerT3 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlad01 wrote:
hmmmm....??


Bert!.... BERT! make us some Laughing

haha jk


I have 2 NOS sets for mine - I can get you my old ones

BerT3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BerT3 wrote:
vlad01 wrote:
hmmmm....??


Bert!.... BERT! make us some Laughing

haha jk


I have 2 NOS sets for mine - I can get you my old ones

BerT3


You should copy your NOS ones and repop heavy duty steel ones.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
vlad01
Samba Member


Joined: October 27, 2010
Posts: 3069
Location: Australia
vlad01 is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The colprit!

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


wow nos looking under here!



Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Good condition yeah?


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
[/url]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Type 3 All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 1 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB