Old Style Coils
Starting in the early 1900s automotive seats were built using individual coils as supports. On concours original vehicles we build seats of this vintage the same way. As seen on this 28 INT project we started with a 5/8 plywood base and attached coils in rows held down by clamps and screwed to the wood. We also attach burlap straps to pull all the coils in tight toward one another to keep them firm.
As seen we have completely covered the top of the seat with burlap before building the cover. We will now add 1.5 inches of top foam.