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    Getting ready to engineer mounting the 2 new glass bucket shells in the Miller.

    Going to get the mounting figured out and built before having my Sister in Law do the upholstery.
    Do you guys use any reinforcement such as washers or plating under the "through bolts" on the seats themselves?
    I pretty much have the mounting brackets figured out under the seats, just wondering if any thing beyond washers are a good idea to help prevent pulling the bolts through the shells??
    Pics maybe??

    Also, How much smaller should I cut the seat cushion wood piece for fitting right after upholstery?
    Should it be fairly "true" in the seat shell, or leave some room around the edge??

    Thanks Guys!! Any info is appreciated!
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    I have a piece of wood on the top side of the bottom of the seat(under the cushion), and i use washers. So far mine have been strong enough that I had a passenger rip the glass mounting off the floor and not ruin the seat..

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    I use aluminum plate & ss or plated carriage head bolts. Large fender washers would prob. work fine as well.

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    the upholsterer should make the call on the seat width as too whether they will use padding and or material to wrap the seat. this will give you a friction or wedge effect to hold the cushion in . i have also cut 3 in holes (or size to your liking) in the seat bottoms(cushion) for drying and used them for oversize washers to reinforce the seat bottom, resin coat all the wood it will last for years. place them so the seat bottom locks back over them, seems to hold the seats in well and allows a methond for the seats to dry out if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piston in the wind View Post
    I use aluminum plate & ss or plated carriage head bolts. Large fender washers would prob. work fine as well.
    Oh yea the bottoms need 2 fit good and snug. Ours are tight but have blown the pas side out at the track.

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    Thanks guys!!

    I'm headed out to the shop now to get to work!!
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    Deb picked up the front seats today!!

    They look good in the pics.

    The first pics are mounting, then got them covered By Richards Custom in Redding.
    I am building a back bench, and tossing the "lounge" seating.

    The third pic Deb just set them in the boat.

    In the mean time I did not like the looks of the stringer add on strip "riser", so I cut them off and glassed new 1 1/2" x 3" strips onto them.
    You can see the new strips in the 3rd pic.

    You can see the mounting strips I glassed on the rear to mount the rear bench. I have the base cut, and when I get the mounting sorted out for the rear I will build the sides and back.

    She's coming along!!





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    they came out nice, looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet pilot View Post
    they came out nice, looks good.
    Thanks.


    I went with full cover instead of snaps around the back of the shells.
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    LuckyStiff made me aluminum brackets. I can't remember what he charged me but he was very reasonable.

    Or just go to the steel yard and pick up some 1/4" 4" x 2" angle aluminum and start cutting.

    I used 7/16" stainless bolts and Rex Marine Stringer Washers to mount the brackets to the stringers and the seats to the brackets. Dont remember the price of washers, but I think I bought a few hand fulls of raw finish washers for less than 5 bucks.
    Last edited by NiceGuyEddie; 02-15-2012 at 02:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceGuyEddie View Post
    LuckyStiff made me aluminum brackets. I can't remember what he charged me but he was very reasonable.

    Or just go to the steel yard and pick up some 1/4" 4" x 2" angle aluminum and start cutting.

    I used 7/16" stainless bolts and Rex Marine Stringer Washers to mount the brackets to the stringers and the seats to the brackets. Dont remember the price of washers, but I think I bought a few hand fulls of raw finish washers for less than 5 bucks.
    I had some angle aluminum to use, but the stringer add on weren't square.
    The second pic shows the steel stock I ended up using. (All 5/16 stainless hardware)
    I might change back to the aluminum brackets since I ended up glassing new stringer mounting wood on nice and square now.
    The rear bench will definitely have aluminum brackets.
    Tommy
    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    Tommy please remove all Jimsplace quotes from your sig and don't put more back. He doesn't like it and it is against the rules. Thank you.
    "So as through a glass, and darkly
    The age long strife I see
    Where I fought in many guises,
    Many names, but always me."

    Gen. George S Patton

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