Originally Posted by Tomahawk715
Your talking about the burlap between the springs and the foam?? Yes you need it. It keeps the wire from cutting thru the foam. Wire is to attach the burlap to the springs. You could roll it and sew it in but dont know that you need to.
Not the listing wire. The passenger (back rest) seat has 13-14 of these wires. They run vertical almost the length of the backrest (seat bottoms have the same configuration.) They run in the opposite direction, across the seat springs and do not attach to the springs themselves. There is a pocket at the top and bottom of the burlap that is sewn in to hold the end of the wires. The end of the wires only have a loop that is inside this burlap pocket. The pocket holds the loops and prevents them from moving out of the burlap. They snake in and out of the burlap. Not the springs. Kinda like they prevent the burlap from stretching and allowing it to tear. which would allow the foam to go between the seat springs.
The burlap itself is attached to the seat with metal tabs bent up from the seat frame itself as well as hog-rings. (original seats starting with C4Z8 (1963)) I'll take a photo of the wires first thing in the morning. Front and rear seats have dozens of these wires in backrests and bottoms (front buckets, rear bench.)