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Old 13 April 2011, 03:51   #11
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morning lads, i've been doing stainless wing's for years, they work out dear because of the work in the stainless and then you have to do what Andy's done for the upholstery.
i think you guys are thinking that the wooden backrest is the finished work, it is going to be the plug for a grp mould.
what i'm doing is making a mould that will produce mouldings that will fit any ordinary hoop, you will be able to take your old flat pad off and bolt a grp curved backrest into the same bolt holes.
the grp one will have about a 20mm lip facing forward and the cushion can be bonded or velcroed into the recess.
i can understand why you would think it needed support but the grp one will be strong enough, i've left the hoop bit at the top for a handle.
the plug will have to look exactly as the finished job, so what better to bolt on to Ian M's seatpod and just try it out
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Old 13 April 2011, 14:25   #12
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i think Jim meant more support for the back, not for more strength
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Old 13 April 2011, 14:58   #13
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Point taken. It's a toss up between hand hold and bigger cushion. Mmmm
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Old 14 April 2011, 03:44   #14
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mmmm, right thought about it, it's a good idea, but, not all hoop's are the same and as we're making this to fit most hoop radi i think i'm going to leave it, although Ian M is the push behind this little project, i'm doing this for everybody else as well, Ian wanted the hand hold and it is along the same line as the stainless ones that i've been using for 10 yrs plus, i'm not against that.
i'll make what ever anybody want's, but produce a plug, mould and moulding as a one off would be very costly.
i entered into this little affair knowing that it would cost me at first but hopefully once the end result is shown more of these will be sold to recover my costs.
another plus that didn't cross my mind until Ian mentioned he wanted grey, you can have these any colour, multi colours or logo's planted in the mould, there's my salesman bit coming out, time to have another cuppa
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i have ones similar to what you are making, i have the hoop at the top as well, it is useful to have it there.
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Old 14 April 2011, 07:12   #16
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i have ones similar to what you are making, i have the hoop at the top as well, it is useful to have it there.
is that the one me and simon did the pdi on
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Old 14 April 2011, 09:32   #17
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i have ones similar to what you are making, i have the hoop at the top as well, it is useful to have it there.
Do you have a picture of the seats/backrests from the rear?
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Old 14 April 2011, 11:45   #18
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yes it is that same boat.

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i dont have a picture directly from the rear, can take one tomorrow at work and post for you. any other info??

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Biffer, butty's seem a bit more forgiving at the edges than yours especially for us bigger guys!!
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Old 14 April 2011, 14:28   #20
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Biffer, butty's seem a bit more forgiving at the edges than yours especially for us bigger guys!!
Yes not as curved. Don't worry about be a bit larger. You haven't seen me. If it fits me with all my clothes on it will fit you
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