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Old 04 September 2014, 18:36   #11
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So I think I'm going to keep the set- up for now just because it seems too good to sell. I am however looking to reinforce the bench seat. I'm thinking of something to support it off the Ali floor rather than swinging on the already damaged straps. has anyone done anything similar? I'm thinking just a simple plywood board to keep weight down but if anyone has any clever ideas I'm all ears!!!
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Have an aluminum box made up that sits snugly under the seat? Gives you a bit of captive storage as well.

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I was thinking of incorporating some storage as at present it's all in bags lying around! will probably make a mock-up from ply to see how it works & put some catches on it so the wooden bench seat is effectively the lid and also holds it in place.
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Do you have a series of anchor points running along the sides of your floor boards? If not, it's easy to add them with some 3/4" or 1" nylon webbing, bolted down with some bolts, countersunk washers, fender washers (bolt head on bottom of boards) & lock nuts (all of aluminum if for aluminum floorboards).

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Someone's making a tidy profit on those!!
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Yeah, I'm sure they could be found way cheaper elsewhere. I just used the link to illustrate that those bolts & washers are available in aluminum
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Ok I see what you mean now. Could they not be pop riveted to the floor?
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Ok I see what you mean now. Could they not be pop riveted to the floor?
I suppose, if you had long enough rivets and aluminum fender washers that fit the rivet diameter. What is the thickness of your floorboards?

Edit: These are the longest aluminum rivets I could find in a 1/4" diameter on the Fastenal website - I'm sure they'd be too short for most floorboards.


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I went out at the weekend and the driving position really gives me a bad back! The tiller is becoming all the more appealing although i would lose the benefit of forward weight
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Use a tiller extension and sit further forward thus keeping your body weight centralised.
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