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Seat mounting?

Postby spanky » Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:48 am

I have a 1960 bugeye that the seats were re-upholstered. My qeustion is how do the seats mount to the seat frame? I noticed 3 bent angles on the frame, do these slide into the seat? and the seat just set in the frame? :?:
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Postby Frogarri » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:43 am

Yes. I 'assume' the three bent angles you see are the ones at the rear of the seat frame and the rear edge of the seat cushion/base slide under these and then just sits in the remainder of the seat frame. Most recovered cushion/bases are re-upholstered incorrectly at the rear and then the fingers/bent angles cut the fabric. At the rear the covering is suspossed to go down into the channel at the rear of the seat foam and then up/over/and around the base, so that when the cushion is slid into place the fingers/bent angles go over the rear rather than into the fabric. In order to get the cushion unit in you have to start it into the base frame and then tilt the seat back forward before sliding the cushion all the way back.
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Postby spanky » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:05 am

ok it all makes perfect sense now. the gentleman that had it done before me didn't leave the slits for the angles to slid into. just wanted to make sure before I cut the slits. thanks
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Postby SpridgetBoy » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:25 am

What Frogarri was trying to say is that you shouldn't need to cut slits in the fabric. The fabric should fold over the top of the frame in the back sort of forming a shelf then fold up and over the foam. The fabric covered shelf then fits under the angle brackets. You might be able to redo the fabric in this area if they left enough underneath to make the folds. I am not quite sure how it was all held in place. Maybe some pictures from somebody??? Later, SpridgetBoy
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Postby Frogarri » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:10 pm

Spanky,

I'm trying to include a drawing to show what I was trying to describe.

[/img]http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=viewAllPhotos&albumID=404111263[img]

Hope this works.[/img]
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