355 Spider seat rebuild

Discussion in '348/355' started by Marcus 27, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Marcus 27

    Marcus 27 Karting

    Feb 3, 2004
    I've found a 355 Spider that I want to get but one problem with it is that there's a huge amount of freeplay in the seat backs. In other words the backrests can move backwards and forwards when they're not supposed to.

    I've seen spiders where the seats don't have this problem, but I've been told that it's quite common.

    Is it possible to fix the problem by rebuilding the backrest mechanism - if so, how much work (money) does this involve? Alternatively, how much does it cost to just fit new seats?
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  3. russell

    russell Karting

    Mar 2, 2005
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  4. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 29, 2001
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    Hugh G. Rection
    I would check with your local dealer. I know my 328 had this problem, and I found on one side the hinge bolts loose between the seat and back. On the driver's side one of the bolts had sheared. I replaced it, and no more play.
    I'm sure it can be repaired.
  5. Marcus 27

    Marcus 27 Karting

    Feb 3, 2004

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