Originally Posted by gtflash
Have you got any pictures of the bolsters in stages?? Look very good indeed! Id be interested to see what the actual shape of side squabs etc was formed around
Hi gtflash......I'm currently offshore at present home in a few weeks.......i think i have a few pics of the build of them ..........most of the seats were built using 3/4 marine ply with a skeletal frame where the inner and outer radius are ....the cutout of the ply were then used for the jigs and i glued and bonded in 1.5mm ply skin over the skeltal framing..... clamped up and left to set ....it was done in stages as i built all the bearing housings, shafts,seat pods then got the hydraulics all working before i skinned it .....I did leave hatches on the underside so if there is a problem then i can pull out pins that allows the tilting mechanism drop free.
I gave it 3 coats of G4 before sending for upholsery work.
It took a while to make them ......the stainless base was old 316 tube from a dairy 4" at the rear and 2" for the front and centre legs ....all polished ....I made up the leg feet on my mill ...I tig welded it all together ....inc the upholstery and foaming probobly cost around £1000 all in but didnt feel as much as that cause i didnt layout all in a oner
still dont know what to do for other seating yet .......I did fancy a rear bench setup but might make another set of bolsters or might even fit a set of double jockeys behind the bolsters .....still swithering what to do....
any ideas and inputs would be greatly appreciated