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Old 05 May 2010, 20:38   #1
Country: Canada
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Futura Mark 3 console/seat stands

Are the stands for the console and seat the same length?


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Old 06 May 2010, 11:39   #2
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The aluminum legs that bolt to the bench and fit into the track are all of the same length. Initially I raised my console by installing small sections of aluminum I beam between the console and bench. The I beam was scrap from a metals supply firm ($2.95 US / lb). It worked great and provided a good place to mount the extinguisher.

I no longer use the adjustable track mounting system. When I went to a fixed system I raised my bench and removed the I beams. It was great to raise the bench itself so I could stuff my battery and custom gas tank underneath. Raising the bench made it possible to extend the bench length and move the console to the side a bit. This gave me more room.

If you raise your console and add other gear the extra weight and leverage may lead to wear in the track and the bench supports over time. The track system works well, but there was always some play in mine and it did cause wear.
The raised console.

An I beam section.

My current fixed version.
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