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Old 03-31-2005, 09:50 AM
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Nice job do you have any holes in your finger's!!!!
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Thanks folks. Start to finnish I have probably 10 hrs. in them. I taught myself to sew making a couple of pillows and then got at the seat. I will do the rear bench next.
Basically I took the old seat and raised the sides approx. 3 inches and the backrest 10 inches from the original design. I had always liked the bolsters that "lock" you in and this design keeps me locked in tighter than nuns underwear. The sides supports do look aggressive in the pics. In person they are proportionate to the rest of the seat.
I will do this again on another set now that I have learned a couple of things. One, foam design and shape is key and two, I used real heavy vinyl. If I went a little lighter, it won't take as long to work the wrinkles out.
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Nice job do you have any holes in your finger's!!!!
I was thinking the same thing.

First attempt I would say you've done quite well!
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thanks and no, all my fingers are where they should be.
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That's awesome, can I send you some pants I need hemmed?
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When the weather warms up sit them in the sun and you can work the vinyl easier.We did that and got rid of some of the wrinkles. Tammy and I did the seats in our Scout last November http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=83931 .Its hard work and I think you did a helluva job!

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That's awesome, can I send you some pants I need hemmed?
Sure, do they need to be let out?
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JnT,

Thanks for the advice. I've been following your project and I must say it's coming along nicely.
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Most Excellent Job!

Would add the extra support between the bolsters and go with SS tubing/flat plate design. I do not have a welder and no easy source for materials and was quoted Huge $$ to remake my supports in SS, settled for custom paint. due to Salt water here and SS screws had started corrosion welding on the screws. One day I'm going to buy that welder (when I have more garage space). Then watch out
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Actually, I just spoke with a local guy that could make bases and swim platforms.
My question is aluminum acceptable (Painted/powdercoated) or does it have to be stainless?
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