Below are some pictures as to what I did. Now that they have been on place for a while, I am finding that once the noodles have been compressed for a period of time, they stay compressed, which is not good. I did thread a noodle through the strap in the middle of the back of the sofa, which tends to help. I am now looking for some heavy foam waffle material that will replace the noodles over the ends of the iron legs. I have also thought of taking of the metal leg bar entirely and reinstalling it if I need the sofa for a bed (which will not be many times - none to date). All of this stuff is "jery rigged, as I have no engineering background. All suggestion are welcome. Right now I have gained room on "reclining" the sofa back, which has made it more comfortable, without marring the slide out wall.n
Finally completed all State visits in August 2011 with a trip to North Dakota.