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#16 pharmer OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Here are some pictures of what the seat looks like currently. The original foam is in great shape, so I'll probably reuse it. The last picture is some of the material I'm going to use.

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:27 PM

OK now I see what your working with. It'd be nice if the logo section could be reattached to new material some way if not reproduced (IMO) :confuse:
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:30 AM

I'm going to cut the logo out and see if I can sew it on the new fabric. Also I would like to dye it to match. The seat won't be original when it's done, but it will be functional and comfortable . After all, my tractors are for working around my 3 acres of land.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Something that helped me was to execute first models out of paper bag or newspaper scale then actual size if I was really concerned about final product and use of costly materials. tape,or cheap glue. likewise when I do commit to cutting final material using rubber cement allows assembly that can be tweaked and/or taken apart if needed before any sewing. Also testing dye on spare peices first for colorfastness & technique..
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Great tips. I have plenty of material to practice with,but wasting time and having to do it over again doesn't sound like fun. The paper idea is a good way to see how it should go together and make a pattern for the final cover. I wasn't sure of what type of glue to use. The rubber cement makes sense and gives me time for final adjustments. Testing the dyes on another piece is what i was thinking. I can give it time to dry and see how close the match is. Thanks, Newpaws493. A fellow Baystater
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Methinks ye'll do fine, keep us posted.. :thumbs:

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Have you a status report, Mr pharmer?

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 05:35 AM

Nothing yet. I may get a little time in this Saturday. Last weekend I had to use the seat as is to mow my field. We actually had enough rain to make the grass grow.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Maybe you could sew in some elastic so that it would slip over the base and be removeable???

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:03 PM

I had this one done for the 1256. I think this is what your going for.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Nice neat job. Thanks for sharing, was the cost reasonable?

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:48 AM

Nice neat job. Thanks for sharing, was the cost reasonable?


Reasonable? Maybe not but I was Happy $120.00

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 08:05 AM

Very nice seat restoration. If you look at the cost of a new vinyl seat it's not that much more for your custom restore and it looks so much better on a vintage tractor.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 01:58 PM

:iagree: Well said.




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Posted August 18, 2012 - 08:00 AM

Very nice. It's raining here today so I can't mow my field. I'm going to get started on the seat part today. The back rest will have to wait. I'll post pictures of my progress.




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