Fly Boss Posted February 12, 2017 Report Share Posted February 12, 2017 The original 2007 CTLS (860LS) seats are internally showing their age and wear. The leather is in good condition, but after taking delivery last year, the passenger seat shell collapsed on the front edge when it cracked through, lost all strength, and sagged to the floor. Fixing it was not easy and resulted in aluminum bracing being applied on both sides of the shell. As time has gone on and particularly now that it is colder and drier, both seats are creaking like crazy whenever any pressure or weight is applied to or put into the seats. Without removing the leather, I've concluded that there must be numerous cracks in the shell that are rubbing together to make the creaking sounds. The creaking is not coming from the bulkhead behind the seats. I have no idea how much is cracked but I'm thinking that if the seats give out we're in big trouble. So i'm ready to take the seats apart and determine the nature of the cracks or whatever is causing the creaking. Should I find cracks, are they repairable? I'd like to be prepared to do these repairs myself. I know the shells are not fiberglass, but what are they made of? Can they be repaired with fiberglass or some material with that level of strength? Has anyone had to address creaking, and if so, was it resolved without purchasing new seats or shells? Thanks Danny Arkin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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