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Old 21 April 2007, 14:21   #1
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Jockey remodel

I want to fit 2 x Double jockeys at the rear of my Ribtec, to create some additional space i am considering shortening the three man jockey into a two man jockey.

The idea would be to cut off the back of the jockey, cut out a section and refit the back. So my question is;
Is it a stupid idea?
If its not whats the best method for remaking the join? (my idea was to glass in the join inside the jockey seat and fill the outside with epoxy then sand to a finish).
I have no experience working with fiberglass so any advice welcome.
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Old 21 April 2007, 14:34   #2
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That is a major job to make it look good after the modification.
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So what's under the seat then....Fuel tank? Or is it empty?
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So what's under the seat then....Fuel tank? Or is it empty?
The rear part is stowage and battery, the size of the remodeled seat would be governed by the battery space.
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I don't think you will get an invisible join - especially with first glassing job and organge gel coat. Would it be simpler to "make a feature" of the join. Perhaps with some "h-channeled" plastic strip (black?) sealed in place with silicone?

you will need to shorten and therefore reupolster the cushion too.

wonder if there is a cheap smaller console on ebay or B&O that would maybe cost not much more than the materials for this job? I wouldn't be surprised if all the resin, fibreglass, filler, colourings, gelcoat, tools etc needed to do this add up to be 60 quid because you need lots of different things in small quantities.
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there were some jockey consoles on Ebay the other day , Very similar to yours but shorter . They were factory seconds I believe , just minor imperfections in the finish . You could sell yours and maybe break even .
Just an idea and maybe less work
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there were some jockey consoles on Ebay the other day , Very similar to yours but shorter . They were factory seconds I believe , just minor imperfections in the finish . You could sell yours and maybe break even .
Just an idea and maybe less work
I second that. The work involved is going to tricky to get right, if you are going to get some new jockeys then maybe all matching would be nice?

Sell off your triple and get a nice set.
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So where is the fuel tank? Is it built in or portable as if it where the latter you could just cut off the back of the jockey and reinforce the opening with SS tubing or similar and slide the fuel tank up inside the jockey.

You would have to relocate the battery and to close off the fuel part of the jockey from the electrics, but is do-able
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So where is the fuel tank? Is it built in or portable as if it where the latter you could just cut off the back of the jockey and reinforce the opening with SS tubing or similar and slide the fuel tank up inside the jockey.

You would have to relocate the battery and to close off the fuel part of the jockey from the electrics, but is do-able
The fuel tank occupies the 2 thirds of the console from the front to the second seat hinge approx. So I need a compartment at the rear for the battery.
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