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Old 06-04-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Now about the seat cushion/foam in the 1999 Lesabre Custom. GM did us all dirty by using cheap foam. It becomes dry and the seat springs tear through it and you've left driving to the chiropractor on lumpy deflated seats. Sadness. And for what? Another dime or two for foam that last the life of the vehicle.

Shame and sadness.

Replacing the seats is out of the equation and finding replacement foam that exactly matches the original doesn't appear to be possible. So here is what I did. I took a thick piece of flexible plastic (think plastic kiddy pool) and put it between the springs and the foam of the driver seat. Not a perfect solution but a big improvement.

This can be done without taking the seat apart too.
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Now about the seat cushion/foam in the 1999 Lesabre Custom. GM did us all dirty by using cheap foam. It becomes dry and the seat springs tear through it and you've left driving to the chiropractor on lumpy deflated seats. Sadness. And for what? Another dime or two for foam that last the life of the vehicle.

Shame and sadness.

Replacing the seats is out of the equation and finding replacement foam that exactly matches the original doesn't appear to be possible. So here is what I did. I took a thick piece of flexible plastic (think plastic kiddy pool) and put it between the springs and the foam of the driver seat. Not a perfect solution but a big improvement.

This can be done without taking the seat apart too.
Thanks Rusty_Wrench! I have a replacement seat (pulled from an exceptional specimen at the junk yard) and I was thinking of doing the exact same thing to negate that issue. Glad it worked for you, and now I know I'm on the right track!
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