Originally Posted by Roadkill
Dave, you have some great idea's saved the images and will make possible attempt soon. I imagine springs would be cheaper. I think I have the other stuff all over the yard, in storage or in buckets. Are those springs rated for a certain weight? I am no feather here at 215 or so.
Used a valve spring off some heads I had laying around. It worked great for me I loved it but after some time and wear the slot for the bolt opened up and the seat would then move a little. After a while it got worse and annoying.
Here is a video of it working.