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ReedS
Seat padding Hmmm Well I could say a thing or two on that subject,but seriously, if your missing all of the foam and vinyl covering, the place to start would be to remove the pan,sandblast(to remove the rust)prime the pan then glue a new layer of foam to pan and then paint the recovered seat. This not a simple solution that I have described but rather a restoration. [img]uploaded/reeds/dscnm0005.jpg[/img] I was lucky the foam was reusable on this seat. Of cuorse it is possible to skip the sandblasting and painting but to glue the foam to the seat pan it will need a very clean surface to adhere toand I would reccomend at least 2" of heavy foam to do the job. :p Reeds

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JDSnyder
I would have like to have used my old seat pan on my 101, and the foam was still good. The vinyl is entirely gone. I tried to pry up the crimped metal edge that held the vinyl, but it is really stiff and I could see I was just going to make a mess. It also appears to me that the foam and the vinyl must have originally been molded together into its concave shape before it was attached to the pan. How would any of you come close to reproducing those effects in a restoration? The one picture shown in this post is interesting. How did you recover that seat? Thanks, Jeff Snyder

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ReedS
Jeff,I did exactly what you started to do---- I had the shell(pan)sandblasted, then I uncrimped the pan just enough to release the old material then used spray adhesive to secure the new material to the foam and then I tucked the loose edge of material into the crimp,carefully trimming the excess and finally using a soft face (plastic)dead blow hammer I closed the crimp. The seat was then painted,and installed on the tractor. The material from my neighboring auto trim shop cost me about $20, but the paint paint etc. was probably $50. The seat is very comfortable despite what it looks (very short back).8D ReedS

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IronPony
The new seat that I was able to install on the old, orignal seat pan is foam padded but there is still no spring under the seat of my AC712. It rides like a board. I am looking at installing some sort of spring under the seat?? Has anyone else ever tried this?? Dan

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gregc
The old seat pan on my Broadmoor was almost completly rusted out so I got a new seat. The old seat pan was bolted directly to the seat deck with four 5/16 bolts but I used rubber sandwich mounts to fasten the new seat pan to the seat deck. The mounts screwed into the tapped holes in the seat pan and was then fastened to the seat deck with washers, lockwashers, and hex nuts. Alot better ride now. Here's a link to some of the mounts on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2083596174&category=20544 I used a larger size than those on eBay, mine were 1 3/8" dia. and 1 1/4" tall with 5/16" x 5/8" long studs. You can also find these mounts in different sizes at http://www.mcmaster.com/ on page 1195 of thier catalog. Greg

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I bought a a new high back seat for my 7016, for the amount of time i spend, why would i want that low backed, meagerly padded iron hemmroid special it came with? you purists can have em. ive got two old ones that need padding, anyone want em? shipping costs and theyre yours. Doug PS, ill even throw in a slightly used tube of preperation H.

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wizzo
Potatoe sacks? Should I remove those tators? Could be fun. Those seat mounts are really a good idea though. Actually I have already cleaned, sanded and painted the pan and its in great shape. The foam insert is complete and not torn and in great shape. I didn't think the edges could be pryed up and then put back. I was looking for something that came over the edges but I may try pring them again now. I could easily get the foam upolstered. Has anyone ever tried letting a few tubes of silicon caulk dry in the pan, it would even self level??????

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Planning to re-do my B-10 seat and just purchased from this company they ship really fast. [url]http://www.garysupholstery.com/Products/foamback/foamback.html[/url] [url]http://www.garysupholstery.com/Products/pleated/pleated.html[/url]

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