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Old 23 March 2008, 19:15   #1
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Seat ideas wanted

I have two dive bottle racks each of which bolts to existing deck fittings with 4 bolts each. I want to turn them into a single row of jockey seats. Any creative, stylish, practical ideas on how to do this. Total length is 5 ft 6" so I hope to get 4 seats, maybe with a little overhang each end. The third pic. is a new cleaning discovery. The wand hooks to a compressor and cleaner in the jug. It took me 4 hours to half arse clean 1/3 of the non slip deck with a scrub brush. It took me 2 hours to do the rest with the wand. even took off spots of silicoln in the diamond pattern. I am sure it is capable of lifting a tube seam and taking paint off if you get the nozzle too close. Greatest thing since sliced bread.
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They look about the right shape to throw a saddle over

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Hmm, not sure about the seats but you need to get out and do some gardening, grass needs watering and those weeds look nasty

Right chop the top cross bar out and lay a ply seat on the lower cross bar over lapping the ends to give stability. Adjust the height with a box and foam to sit on. Make a cheap mock up first seats need to be narrow.

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Hmm, not sure about the seats but you need to get out and do some gardening, grass needs watering and those weeds look nasty

Right chop the top cross bar out and lay a ply seat on the lower cross bar over lapping the ends to give stability. Adjust the height with a box and foam to sit on. Make a cheap mock up first seats need to be narrow.

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Thanks Pete, Was hoping to keep the top bar for strength. How wide do you suggest?

The big spikey "weed" is an Agave , the root of which is used to make tequila.
You do not want to bump into one tho.
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Thanks Pete, Was hoping to keep the top bar for strength. How wide do you suggest?

The big spikey "weed" is an Agave , the root of which is used to make tequila.
You do not want to bump into one tho.
I too would chop the top bars as keeping them could possibly do someone an injury ....are they to be kept as bottle racks? ....you could make an inner frame similar design to the front and rear of the frames but smaller and weld onto the front crossbar ....then a couple of bars running front to back with brackets for seat pads ...the large front and rear frames then give good hold-ons ....probobly 250mm wide

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Thanks for that. However, the existing frame is too low. I need to raise the seat height at least 5 inchs above the top bar. No, they will not be used as bottle racks.
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Well might be worth starting from scratch and selling them on as bottle racks. Is Stainless expensive over the pond, fortune over here, had a similar sized bottle rack made 5 years ago cost 200 bloke who made it said it would now cost that in materials never mind the work and polishing.

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Well might be worth starting from scratch and selling them on as bottle racks. Is Stainless expensive over the pond, fortune over here, had a similar sized bottle rack made 5 years ago cost 200 bloke who made it said it would now cost that in materials never mind the work and polishing.

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I had thought of that but the market in this part of the US for botle racks is zero. yes, s.s. fabrication is expensive over here too. The advantage of using the frames is each one bolts onto existing deck mounts so I can remove one or both in under 10mins. Think I am going to find a way to attach a "plank" to the top and then bolt some off the shelf seats to it. I can get some very nice upholstered seats for $40.00 each. I would leave the sides of the frame open for "soft" storage or storage boxes. it may look a bit unconventional but will be very strong and light. Thanks for the input.
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