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Blue Diamond Seat Cushions

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Got the seat cushions done yesterday for the BD. I started with a couple cardboard patterns then traced them out on to 1/4 inch plywood. [img]/club2/attach/zippovarga/bd67.JPG[/img] I used 3M spray adhesive to put the poly fill on the backing board and to attach the vinyl. [img]/club2/attach/zippovarga/bd70.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/zippovarga/bd71.JPG[/img] I did my best to evenly stretch the vinyl over the edges to get this result. [img]/club2/attach/zippovarga/bd73.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/zippovarga/bd74.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/zippovarga/bd75.JPG[/img] That's all folks!!!!! Now it's time to concentrate on the pull behind trailer. I'll post the skeleton and idea pics in a day or so after my girls finish their All Star Softball games. Hopefully my eldest will be going to State this year. Wish them luck!!!!!! Sean aka Daddy

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Simpleton, as me mudder says.......Jack of all trades, master of none...lol. Thanks Roy RHA and John. The driving force is of course my Daughters but it was pretty cool to see if I could do it. The fiber fill I used over foam rubber was a pain to cut and shape but I think it will hold up a lot better. As I said in the original post on this tractor. It's been a fun project. I know it's not a simplicity or an allis, but then again, I wouldnt cut up, lower and stretch an allis or Simplicity. It's helped hone my painting and metal prep skills for the Simplicities with out botching them up in the process. Thanks again for the kind words. Sean aka Daddy

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HubbardRA
Good job Sean. I have that very seat pan on my 61 Wards, without any padding. May do the padding like you did. Sure would be easier on the old bottom and back when riding it.

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dirtsaver
Sean you've done well my man! As for the "jack of all trades......." part,some of the best paid,most respected professionals ever were just that. They are the tradesmen known as Millwrights. I like your attitude on this project too. It make a lot of sense to practice on something of lesser value before taking on the vintage collectables.

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ZippoVarga
Rod, Total cost....because I already had the 3M and plywood was less than 10 bucks and about 2 hours of time. I heat steamed one side of the plywood to get it to bend to the contour of the seat then just used double back tape to "STICK" the pads to the seat. Not sure how long they will stay in place but I didn't want to drill holes in the seat pan. Mike and Erick, Thanks!!!!!!!

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