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Trying to repair my lower bucket seat frame

has anyone had to repair the rusted out hog ring clips on their seat frame(s)? I have a few ideas but non proven. Here are two pics one of the damaged area and the other a possable fix using some old seat springs "weaved" through the seat. Please give me any advice
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Grab a mig welder and patch the areas up with fresh metal, clean and paint. Once the upholstery is on it's not like it's going to show anyway.

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They are attachment points and I have extremely limited access to a welder if any. I may just through bolt some eyelets it just scares me to have anything come loose once the covers are installed. Thanks for your responce
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If you decide to use eyebolts, just use locktite and lock washers. Once in place, there is no way they'll come loose. Or, take it to a welding shop and have it done for maybe $20.
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Par4n1, where in Virginia are you located? I am in Northern NC, Henderson, right near the Va, line just off Rt 85 if you are close enough to drive to me, I will weld them up for you for free.
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Thank you Tiger13. I found friend of a friend in Richmond and we (he) welded some strips cut from a 4x4 electrical box cover. The project took all of 10 minutes and worked perfectly. Thanks agin for your offer
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Not a problem . I have been helped by people on here, and just want to pass it along. Glad to try to help, and glad your on your way!
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