Old timey seats

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Old timey seats

Postby flcracker6 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 pm

Who makes the old timey style seats. Half round top and bottom separated. Thanks. And looking for a single airfoil rudder 4' if anyone still makes them. Thanks again.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby Gary S » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:41 am

You have to go to a upholstery shop and have them made. Build your rigging, cut out some 3/4 plywood to fit what you made and have the upholstery shop finish it. You also need to install t nuts in them before they are upholstered.
I like the look but think seat shells are more comfortable.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby flcracker6 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:31 am

Thank you Gary S. I have the fiberglass shells and don't like them. They are good shells I just want more padding.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby Gary S » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:32 am

Michelle at 561-801-5777 did my seats and are very comfortable. She also used sunbrella material so when wearing shorts your skin doesn't stick. Talk to her I'll bet she can either add padding or work out something with old style seats.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby Slidin Gator » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:28 pm

Gary S wrote:You have to go to a upholstery shop and have them made. Build your rigging, cut out some 3/4 plywood to fit what you made and have the upholstery shop finish it. You also need to install t nuts in them before they are upholstered.
I like the look but think seat shells are more comfortable.


Like Gary says on the rigging and plywood (use pressure treated), you can do the upholstery yourself too. Get Vinyl, foam and T nuts from upholstery shop, plus a staple gun with Monel staples to finish the work. My driver seat is a shell with foam cover and it is no where near as comfortable as the rear seat, at least according to my back. The shells do hold you in better though.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby flcracker6 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:36 am

Thank you Slidin Gator.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby Slidin Gator » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:08 pm

Round off all edges and corners on the plywood. 3” foam for the seat, 2” for the back. Cut the foam about 3/4 - 1” oversized all around vs. the plywood.
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Re: Old timey seats

Postby flcracker6 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:22 pm

Thank you for the help.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby hogdoggin » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:52 am

Where are you located I got a guy up here near Orlando that has been building my seats for years does great work for a fair price.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby flcracker6 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:23 pm

Hogdoggin, I'm in Lake Wales but frequent the Celebration, Kissimmee area.

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Re: Old timey seats

Postby hogdoggin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:58 pm

Sent ya a pm flcracker6


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