1970 Camaro seat track rollers

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  1. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What about using a sealed mini bearing as a roller? Or weld a stack of washers together.

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    Thank you wish I would’ve thought of that before I just ordered two new seat tracks lol. Thank you
     
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    never crossed my mind to use an actual bearing. im lucky i still have all my rollers, but unfortunately i only have 1 plastic bushing. i messaged 70lt1z28 and hoping to get 2 sets made. im building 2 cars and i need 2 sets.... hopefully i can bribe him into it .. nice job on the bearings idea .. what was the bearing number you used... i may switch over if mine dont slide as smooth as i want
     
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    I could use some as well. If he starts to make them Im in.
     
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    I need some too. Im getting to the point of rebuilding my seats. if I cant find the right parts, ill sure be engineering something to get slides operational.
     
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    The seat track bearing assemblies shown in the 3 photos below are from a set of 1993-2002 Camaro seat tracks that was not salvageable because the "feet" were rusted so bad. There were 4 of them but I needed only one for my 1970 driver's seat tracks.
    Each 1970 track uses 2 bearing assemblies:
    One bearing assembly has 4 balls plus a 0.80" diameter wheel (0.51"+/- thick) with a 0.48" diameter hole on one side (not pictured).
    The other bearing assembly has 2 balls plus a 0.80" diameter wheel (0.51"+/- thick) with a 0.33"+/- square hole (center brg. asm. in photos).

    Each 1993 Camaro seat track has one bearing assembly with the 2 balls and wheel with 0.33"+/- square hole (same brg. asm. as 1970).
    The other 1993 bearing has a 0.80" diameter very tight spring (0.55"+/- thick). These are the 2 end bearing assemblies in the photos.

    The stamped steel frames on these bearing assemblies are the SAME SIZE (1.31" long, 1.43" long at tabs by 1.42" wide). The 1993 bearing assemblies can be used on 1970 seat tracks as shown in photo #1. The 0.80" diameter spring works just like the 0.80" diameter wheel. I call it a 2nd design.
    If you need seat track bearing assemblies just find a rusted out set of similar GM seat tracks. I drilled out the 2 dimples on the 1993 seat track to make life easier.
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    thanks !!!!
     
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    They do look identical. As I understand you, the roller bearing in the 1970 track is identical to the 1993 assembly?
     

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